Panther Falls Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Amherst, VA that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking.
Virginia Tourism Corporation, 901 Easy Byrd Street , Richmond, VA, 23219, Phone: 804-786-2051, Fax: 804-786-1919
super easy...not hard. it's a tenth of a mile walk from parking
Locator pin is in the wrong spot. Should be just south of the Lexington Turnpike and Blue Ridge Pky. intersection on Panther Falls Rd.
This is a fantastic trail! It has so many wonderful views! The mile maker says it's 1.7 miles up, so a total of 3.4 once you make it back down. The trail has a good amount of stairs at the beginning. Once you get through those, the rest goes fast and doesn't seem too steep. It's so worth it to get to the top! This trail is totally doable even if you aren't athletic or in super good shape.
Beautiful views! Kids loved it too.
Beautiful views! The trail was very wet due to recent rain so it was a little unsafe at times but very fun!
well worth the hike just for the beauty and peace that comes from this hike. I'm a big guy and this hike was still doable. It's a good leg workout do to the stairs and incline on the switchbacks.
Great trail for introducing kids to the joys and beautiful views of hiking.
I wouldn't say this is a hard trail. the path is clear and isn't very steep.
Did this yesterday with my wife. AWESOME trail!
A lot of switchbacks and a lot of beautiful views! I look forward to going back and adding Spyrock to the hike!
A moderate hike to the top of the falls, with several switchbacks, steps and railings to help make the climb. Well worth the hike. Wear shoes appropriate for wet and slippery surfaces.
It's east to find the trail head. The access road to the parking lot is paved and there is plenty of parking (fee area), with bathroom facilities (no running water). The parking lot fills quickly on weekends, during the fall colors.
Great trail! Due to all the rain lately, there were slick parts along the rockier parts of the trail, but it was well worth the hike. Beautiful scenery.