Length: 19 mi (30.6 km)
Elevation: +1,712/488 ft
Total: 42 riders
Mountain Biking Panthertown Valley
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#377 of 617 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#8369 in the world
Pantertown Valley is a network of trails ranging from old fire roads to double track to super tight singletrack. There's 35 miles of total trails in the valley, but bikes are limited to 19 miles. Hikers and horses also share the area, and rock climbers frequent the cliffs. Most trails are well marked, but the network style layout can be confusing for first timers.
Panthertown offers some gorgeous vistas, thanks to the massive granite cliffs that ring the valley. Be sure to bring a camera!
Signage can be very hit-or-miss, so be sure to bring a map, and make sure you know where you started and which way you're going.
Before you go
- No Drinking water
- No E-bikes permitted
- No Fat biking allowed in winter
- No Fee required
- No Lift service
- Night riding allowed
- No Pump track
- No Restrooms
Approximately 1.5 miles east of Cashiers on US 64, turn north (left coming from Cashiers, right coming from Sapphire/Lake Toxaway) on Cedar Creek Road (SR 1120). Continue on Cedar Creek Road for 2.2 miles and bear right or northeast on Breedlove Road (SR 1121). Drive 3.3 miles until the pavement turns to gravel. Parking is limited along the gravel road, so visitors are advised to park their cars here. Continue ¼ mile on the gravel road that leads to the Salt Rock trail-head parking area.
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