In Memory of Tony Austin

Tony Austin
June 25

Hikes in Panthertown

On the morning of June 25th, the Friends of Panthertown will remember Tony Austin by leading several hikes through the valley. If you’d like to join us, please indicate your interest here so we can start to gather a headcount and have enough guides.

Donations to Friends of Panthertown are encouraged.

Details about the hikes:

On Saturday, June 25, Friends of Panthertown will be leading several group hikes to places Tony loved to visit in Panthertown Valley. Friends of Panthertown staff and volunteers will be on hand to share stories and information about Panthertown.

Read a Visitor’s Guide about what to expect when you visit Panthertown:

Panthertown Valley is part of the Nantahala National Forest and is a primitive and rugged backcountry area with hiking on uneven surfaces, rough gravel roadbeds, and rocky dirt trails.

There are no bathrooms or water fountains here.

Parking and trail access from the east (Cold Mountain Gap) and west (Salt Rock Gap) entrances to Panthertown Valley. Carpooling is encouraged. Parking is limited at Cold Mountain Gap closest to Lake Toxaway, and more available at Salt Rock Gap closest to Cashiers/Glenville.

The groups will leave from the trailheads at 9:30am and return to the parking lots by 11:30am.