Calendar of Events

Friends of Panthertown
2020 Calendar of Events

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

Everyone is welcome. No experience is necessary.
Tuesday, February 18 (9am-2pm) – Meet at Salt Rock Gap parking area.
Tuesday, March 17 (9am-2pm) – Meet at Salt Rock Gap parking area.

March 17, 2020 Trail Workday has been CANCELED.
A confirmed COVID-19 case has been reported in nearby Macon County. We have decided to postpone our trail workdays in Panthertown Valley until further notice. We appreciate your interest in helping us protect and maintain this special place. Thank you.

Click here for more info about volunteering in Panthertown!

Tuesday, March 17
Trail Work & Hike in Panthertown

Everyone is welcome. No previous trail work experience is necessary.

We will be doing trail corridor clearing and trail tread / drainage work while hiking in Panthertown.

Trail tools, hard hats, gloves, and safety glasses are provided. Bring water and a lunch. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes / boots.

9am – 2pm. Meet at Salt Rock Gap.

RSVP is recommended.

Saturday, April 25, 2020
Greening Up The Mountains Festival
Bridge Park, Downtown Sylva

Saturday, May 16, 2020
Hook, Line, and Drinker Festival
Bridge Park, Downtown Sylva

Thursday, August 13, 2020
Expeditions with Patrick McMillan
Benefit Presentation in Cashiers

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”