Calendar of Events

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National Trails Day Celebration at Salt Rock

10am to 3pm

Live Music, Picnic, Family Fun!

More info coming soon…

Friends of Panthertown Trail Work DaysVolunteer Opportunities

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The trails in Panthertown always need a little maintaining to keep them clear for visitors to the Valley. We sure could use your help because there’s lots to do! So grab your work gloves, lace up your hiking boots and join us at one of the public Friends of Panthertown Trail Work Days.

Friends of Panthertown Volunteers

Friends of Panthertown Volunteers

Highland Hiker Trail Work & Hike

Sunday, April 30, 2017

9:30am to 2:30pm

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Sign-up by sending us an e-mail with your interest and how many will be joining us. All levels of experience are welcome. We plan to hike 3-5 miles on easy to moderate trails, maintaining different trail sections each day.

Volunteers are asked to meet at the Salt Rock trailhead bulletin board (end of Breedlove Road in Cashiers) at 9:30am. Tools will be provided, or bring your own pruners if you’d like. We expect to be finished by about 2:30pm.

Bring a lunch to enjoy on the trail, plenty of water to drink, and wear appropriate footwear. There will be an opportunity to enjoying hiking, exploring, and swimming during the remainder of the afternoon.

Directions to Salt Rock Gap (west entrance):
Approximately 1.5 miles east of Cashiers on US 64, turn north (left coming from Cashiers, right coming from Sapphire/Lake Toxaway) on Cedar Creek Road (SR 1120). Continue on Cedar Creek Road for 2.2 miles and bear right (northeast) on Breedlove Road (SR 1121). There is a Forest Service sign here that indicates Panthertown Access. Drive 3.3 miles to the end of Breedlove Road until the pavement ends and turns to gravel. Continue ¼ mile on the Forest Service gravel road that leads to the Salt Rock trail-head parking area. Drive very slowly as this road has many dips and pot holes.

For more information on volunteering or to receive updates on our forest stewardship projects, please send an e-mail to with your interests. We will give you all the details you need to join us on the trails.

If you have a group or organization that would like to work on trails as a service project or to Adopt-A-Trail, please give us a call at (828) 269-HIKE (4453) or send an e-mail, we can arrange a special day in Panthertown for your group.

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(Another upcoming Trail Work Day: Friday, May 26, 2017)

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Friends of PanthertownContact Information:
Friends of Panthertown, Inc.
P.O. Box 51
Cashiers, NC 28717
Phone: 828-269-HIKE (4453)

“Protecting and maintaining Panthertown Valley”