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Volunteers in Panthertown
Friends of Panthertown volunteers practicing Leave No Trace at The Great Panthertown Campsite Cleanup (2021).

Upcoming Public Trail Stewardship Projects in Panthertown Valley

Throughout the year we host public trail stewardship days with volunteer opportunities in Panthertown Valley on designated dates from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. with plenty of time left in the remaining afternoon to continue exploring.

Contact us with any questions.


We are now accepting applications for volunteers to join our Stew Crew this season. You can volunteer at any of our public work days, as often as you’d like, whenever you are available. Everyone is welcome and no experience is required. There are lots of opportunities to get involved, on the trails, in the office, or in the community. Let us know how you’d like to help!

MAY

Friday, May 13 – Trail Stewardship Project ☀️
Volunteers meet 9am at Cold Mountain Gap entrance

Friday, May 20 – Trail Stewardship Project ☀️
Volunteers meet 9am at Salt Rock Gap entrance

Saturday, May 21 – Trail Stewardship Project ☀️
Volunteers meet 9am at Salt Rock Gap entrance

Saturday, May 28 – Trail Stewardship Project ☀️
Volunteers meet 9am at Salt Rock Gap entrance

JUNE

Friday, June 3 – Trail Stewardship Project ☀️
Volunteers meet 9am at Salt Rock Gap entrance

Saturday, June 4 – National Trails Day
National Black Bear Day
Volunteers meet 9am at Salt Rock Gap entrance
** SIGN-UP HERE **

Friday, June 10 – Trail Stewardship Project ☀️
Volunteers meet 9am at TBD entrance

Saturday, June 11Geology Walk n’ Talk with Bill Jacobs

Join Bill Jacobs, author of “Whence These Special Places? The Geology of Cashiers, Highlands & Panthertown Valley,” for this exploration of the forces and processes that created Panthertown. 

The hike will include Wilderness and Granny Burrell Falls, the Big Green – Great Wall rock slide that occurred in May 2021, and Salt Rock Overlook. Bill will explain the geology on display at these sites, and also use them to delve into the geology of both Panthertown as a whole and the broader Blue Ridge. 

This hike will cover about 2.5 miles in around 4 hours, and will involve one stream crossing. Sturdy shoes, water shoes to slip on for the creek crossing, a pack with water bottle, trail lunch, and any extra weather protection are all highly recommended. Limited to 15 participants.

Sign Up to RSVP your spot for Bill’s hike!

Saturday, June 18 – Trail Stewardship Project ☀️
Volunteers meet 9am at TBD entrance

Saturday, June 25 – Trail Stewardship Project ☀️
Volunteers meet 9am at TBD entrance

JULY

Friday, July 1 – Trail Stewardship Project ☀️
Volunteers meet 9am at TBD entrance

Saturday, July 2 – Trailhead Info Booth ☀️
Volunteers meet 9am at Salt Rock Gap entrance

Saturday, July 16 – Trail Stewardship Project ☀️
Volunteers meet 9am at TBD entrance

Saturday, July 23 – Trail Stewardship Project ☀️
Volunteers meet 9am at TBD entrance

Saturday, July 30 – Trail Stewardship Project ☀️
Volunteers meet 9am at TBD entrance

AUGUST

Dates and locations TBD

SEPTEMBER

Dates and location TBD

Dates are subject to change. Keep checking back for updates.

Volunteers in Panthertown

Volunteers Welcome

Would you like to go hiking in Panthertown and learn about the conservation work that we do to keep the trails maintained and the valley protected? You’ll get a guided tour of part of the valley and meet others who also love Panthertown. It’s a fun way to give back to this special place. Contact us with any questions you have, or to sign-up for a work day.

Everyone is welcome! No previous trail work experience is necessary, just a desire to help out on the trails. We usually hike around five miles round-trip on easy to moderate trails while doing trail corridor clearing, pruning, and some tread and drain work. It’s a great way to meet others who also appreciate Panthertown Valley.

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.

Panthertown Volunteers (August 2020)

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Friends of Panthertown

Contact Information:
Friends of Panthertown, Inc.
P.O. Box 51
Cashiers, NC 28717
Phone: 828-269-HIKE (4453)
Email: friends@panthertown.org
Website: www.panthertown.org

“Protecting and maintaining Panthertown Valley”