Canaan Land Loop

Cashiers, North Carolina

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The Canaan Land Loop is a 7.5-mile combination trail (5.7-mile loop with an out-and-back spur; the spur is .9 mile one way) that gives the rider a glimpse into the past of Panthertown Valley. The rider will travel on gravel roads, old logging roads, and a great singletrack as the trail explores the eastern end of Panthertown Valley. The trail is not that tough physically, but there is some significant climbing involved. This is a fairly technical trail, though no overly so. You will encounter areas of loose rock, sand bogs, fast "rooty" downhills, and a couple of slippery creek crossings. But for the most part, the trail conditions make for easy riding. There are several side trails to waterfalls on Panthertown and Greenland Creeks; these two creeks are the headwaters for the Tuckasegee River. The scenery in Panthertown Valley is spectacular; granite domes, lush vegetation, and white pine stands make this a special place.

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"The Canaan Land Loop is a 7.5-mile combination trail (5.7-mile loop with an out-and-back spur; the spur is .9 mile one way) that gives the rider a glimpse into the past of Panthertown Valley. The rider will travel on gravel roads, old logging roads, and a great singletrack as the trail explores the eastern end of Panthertown Valley. The trail is not that tough physically, but there is some significant climbing involved. This is a fairly technical trail, though no overly so.

You will encounter areas of loose rock, sand bogs, fast "rooty" downhills, and a couple of slippery creek crossings. But for the most part, the trail conditions make for easy riding. There are several side trails to waterfalls on Panthertown and Greenland Creeks; these two creeks are the headwaters for the Tuckasegee River. The scenery in Panthertown Valley is spectacular; granite domes, lush vegetation, and white pine stands make this a special place."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Cashiers
Distance: 7.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Season: Avoid during extremely cold weather.
Local Contacts: Highlands Ranger District, 828-526-3765.
Local Maps: Nantahala National Forest map. Call Highlands Ranger District office for detailed trails of the entire valley.
Driving Directions: Directions to Canaan Land Loop

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May 2018