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Upcoming Public Trail Stewardship Projects in Panthertown

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. (weather permitting) with plenty of time left in the remaining afternoon to continue exploring this special place.

Now accepting applications for volunteers to join our Stew Crew!

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!

Contact us with any questions.

JUNE 2023

National Trails Day is June 3

Saturday, June 3National Trails Day Volunteer Work Day & Afterparty @ Cold Mountain Gap
Celebrate National Trails Day by giving back and celebrating our public lands! Friends of Panthertown is hosting a volunteer trail workday to celebrate National Trails Day! We will be meeting at the Cold Mountain Trailhead and hiking in to work on the Panthertown Valley Trail. Afterwards, join us for a trailhead after party! We will be providing beverages, snacks, SWAG, and celebrating the wonderful work that we do for our National Forest! (9:00am – 3:30pm)
Let us know if you have any questions. Contact us.

Tuesday, June 6Trail Work Day

Friday, June 9Forest Pests: Eastern Hemlock Hike
Join us for a Walk N’ Talk with entomologist Charles Dial
We will meet at Salt Rock Gap trailhead. Hike is approximately 4.25 miles. Elevation Gain is 925 feet total. Scenic views and a visit to one of our favorite waterfalls! (9:00am – 2:30pm)
Group size is limited. SIGN-UP HERE.

Tuesday, June 13 – Virtual Open House (Ask Us Anything) via Zoom
You’re invited to join us. Contact us for a Zoom invitation! (6:00 – 7:00pm)

Saturday, June 17Trail Work Day
Visit our Info Booth @ Cold Mountain Gap entrance

JULY 2023

Friday, July 7 – Bear Wise Black Bears Program with North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and Friends of Panthertown at Albert-Carlton Cashiers Community Library. FREE (3:00 – 5:00pm)

Saturday, July 15Trail Work Day
Visit our Info Booth @ Cold Mountain Gap Entrance

Friday, July 21 – Kids/Family Educational Program ALL AGES
How To Have Fun in Panthertown & Leave No Trace @ Albert-Carlton Cashiers Community Library. FREE (10:30am – 12pm)

Thursday, July 27 – Friends of Panthertown Fundraiser
“Grandma Gatewood” Performance @ The Village Green, Lewis Hall, Cashiers


Tuesday, August 1 Trail Work Day

Saturday, August 19Trail Work Day


Tuesday, September 5Trail Work Day

Saturday, September 16Trail Work Day

Saturday, September 23National Public Lands Day


Tuesday, October 3 Trail Work Day

Saturday, October 14 – Volunteer Appreciation Event

Saturday, October 21Trail Work Day


Tuesday, November 7 Trail Work Day

Saturday, November 18Trail Work Day


Tuesday, December 5 Trail Work Day

Saturday, December 16Trail Work Day

Contact us for more information.

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

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.

Volunteers in Panthertown

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)

“Protecting and maintaining Panthertown Valley”