Canaan Land Loop

Cashiers, North Carolina 28717

Canaan Land Loop

Canaan Land Loop Professional Review and Guide

"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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Trail Information

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Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Technical Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Physical Difficulty
Avoid during extremely cold weather.
Highlands Ranger District, 828-526-3765.
Local Contacts
Nantahala National Forest map. Call Highlands Ranger District office for detailed trails of the entire valley.
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Oct 2018