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Friends of Panthertown
Upcoming Events

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Volunteer with us on the trails in Panthertown Valley this season.
Contact us
– Contact us for summer volunteer opportunities!

Click here for more info about volunteering in Panthertown!

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?

We host public trail work days in Panthertown Valley on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.with plenty of time to continue Exploring Panthertown during the afternoon.

Everyone is welcome! No previous trail work experience is necessary, just a desire to help out on the trails. We plan to hike about five miles round-trip on easy-to-moderate trails while doing trail corridor clearing and some tread/drain work.

You’ll get a guided tour of the valley and meet others who also love Panthertown. It’s a fun way to give back to this special place.

Weather permitting, volunteers should meet at the Salt Rock Gap trailhead (western entrance to Panthertown) at the end of Breedlove Road in Glenville/Cashiers at 9:00 a.m. to get signed in. Contact us for directions.

Volunteers should wear sturdy closed-toe shoes or boots and long pants. Bring water, snacks, and a lunch to enjoy on the trail. Trail maintenance tools, safety gear (hard hat, gloves, safety glasses), and a safety orientation are provided by Friends of Panthertown staff.

Tuesday, September 1 (9:30am)
Guided Hike to Blackrock Mountain
Meet at Salt Rock Gap parking lot

Wednesday, September 23 (9:00am)
Guided Hike to Warden’s Falls
Meet at Salt Rock Gap parking lot

Saturday, October 24 (9:30am)
Guided Hike to Little Green Mountain
Meet at Salt Rock Gap parking lot

Trail Work & Hike in Panthertown

3rd Saturday of each month

Saturday July 18

Saturday August 15

Saturday September 19

Saturday October 17

Saturday November 21

Saturday December 19

Saturday, September 26
National Public Lands Day
Check back for more information.

Friends of Panthertown
Trail Work Days

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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 upcoming public Friends of Panthertown trail work days.

Panthertown Volunteers
Friends of Panthertown volunteers

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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Friends of Panthertown

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

“Protecting and maintaining Panthertown Valley”