Panther Creek Trail is a 11.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Turnerville, GA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Panther Creek Trail are along US 441, 14 miles North of Cornelia. Turn left, following the sign, onto Glen Hardman Road. Immediately take a right onto Old 441; signs for the trailhead are in 1 mile. There is a $3 parking fee to park
Parts of this trail are flat and easy; a few sections are steep and dangerous. The beach and falls are gorgeous; our dog fetched endlessly in the pool at the falls.
Beautiful, went for a quick overnight camping trip, will be back to finish exploring and hiking.
Great trail but had some dangerous areas for children or inexperienced hikers. We backpacked the trail and found a spot to set up camp. Pretty surprised by the amount of trash left at campsite. Overall beautiful scenery and views.
This used to be one of my favorite trails, but as others have said, it needs some maintenance and the overuse has created many trash issues(inexperienced hikers?) My dogs (yellow labs)love this trail and do fine on all parts except exiting the final falls. The trail has eroded so much that it's difficult for them in a couple of spots. This does not prevent us from going. There are lots of spots to stop along the way and enjoy the water and amazing scenery. A nice mixture of moderate to difficult as well as lots of easy stretches. I'm rating it a three only because of the trash and lack of maintenance. Well worth the hike!
It's a great hike but was very disappointed with so much trash, place pack out your trash and leave no trace! The falls are worth the hike.
PANTHER CREEK NEAR TURNERVILLE IS NOT IN THE COHUTTA, IT IS IN THE CHATTAHOOCHEE NATIONAL FOREST. THE PANTHER CREEK IN COHUTTA IS AN INTERIOR TRAIL WITH A VERY STEEP WATERFALL. DONT MIX UP THE TWO.
This panther creek is nice, though the trail is always over crowded, suffering from erosion and there is always trash. So sad, as it is beautiful place. The trail continues past the falls, but it isn't well maintained and is loaded with poison ivy and downed trees.
One of our favorites! Spring especially!
fun and challenging well worth it
Absolutely amazing. It was hard and kinda scary at parts where you had to walk along the cliffs, but that is part of the fun of this trail. The falls at the end were amazing and well worth the challenging hike down. 10/10 would recommend.
Hike was about one hour and 45 min and was moderately difficult. The trail was well marked and there were many people on trail with us. No panthers. We enjoyed the but were disappointed with how much trash we saw. It would be way better if people cleaned up after themselves.
A litte tough for first timers, still like others have said it really makes you feel like a bad ass .
Love this place!!!!
I have hiked many trials in North Georgia, this one is way over hiked and way under maintained. I took my daughter (6yrs old) for in which she has hiked many trials with me and it was to dangerous. This could be a great hike but with the trash in combination with trail conditions, I would not recommend it.
Francisco had written a review about a month ago that I totally agree with. This gorgeous trail has become dangerous for children, first and foremost. So if you are thinking about taking a small child, forget it.
There are places where it is very difficult and dangerous for dogs.
And the saddest part about this hike was that there was trash everywhere. How can people do this to such a spectacular place?
This wonderful trail has been over-hiked and not maintained. Campers have almost clear cut several places along the river the smoke from their many fires made the air quality awful several places along the hike.
This hike is not for in inexperienced, out of shape or physically challenged. There are a number of places that require going up or down on all fours and felt more like rock climbing than hiking.
Budget cuts to the Park Service budget are clearly to blame. This trail needs a break from people and needs some serious maintenance.
All that being said, it used to be one of the most gorgeous hikes in the Southeast.
we had an awesome hike!!
Great hike beautiful water fall