Waterfalls of Western Panthertown Valley

Lake Toxaway, North Carolina

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The 6,300-acre Panthertown Valley Backcountry Area is rife with aquatic beauty in its falls and on the land through which its streams course. A century back, the valley was logged, but the forests have recovered nicely. The land was bought with a resort in mind, set in these headwaters of the Tuckasegee River, but nothing materialized. At one point, it seemed that the Blue Ridge Parkway would go through here, but the road never did make it this far south. Duke Power saw the land as a corridor for its power line system and purchased the tract, then ran its giant transmission lines on a rough northwest–southwest axis.

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"The 6,300-acre Panthertown Valley Backcountry Area is rife with aquatic beauty in its falls and on the land through which its streams course. A century back, the valley was logged, but the forests have recovered nicely. The land was bought with a resort in mind, set in these headwaters of the Tuckasegee River, but nothing materialized. At one point, it seemed that the Blue Ridge Parkway would go through here, but the road never did make it this far south. Duke Power saw the land as a corridor for its power line system and purchased the tract, then ran its giant transmission lines on a rough northwest–southwest axis."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Lake Toxaway
Distance: 3.4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Year-round
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Nantahala National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Waterfalls of Western Panthertown Valley

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