Panther Falls

MODERATE 28 reviews

Panther Falls is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Amherst, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from June until October.

1.3 miles 357 feet Out & Back

hiking

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

no dogs

Short hike to nice falls and swimming holes.

30 days ago

Walked down to the falls the other day. It looks like the vast majority of the pictures here are of Crabtree falls, which is just right up the road. The trail for panther falls is right off of a gravel road marked "Panther Falls Road." Awesome place to go if you're looking for a summer cool off... not so much if you're looking for a good, hard hike.

3 months ago

super easy! quick walk to a swimming hole.

3 months ago

does anyone know how to get to this exact tail??? the one we found was super short and a swim hole little waterfall. wanting to go on the 3 mile tail with steps mountain views and a much big falls. we were on panther falls rd. thanks

super easy...not hard. it's a tenth of a mile walk from parking

8 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

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.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful views! Kids loved it too.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful views! The trail was very wet due to recent rain so it was a little unsafe at times but very fun!

11 months ago

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.

11 months ago

11 months ago

Great trail for introducing kids to the joys and beautiful views of hiking.

11 months ago

1 year ago

I wouldn't say this is a hard trail. the path is clear and isn't very steep.

1 year ago

Did this yesterday with my wife. AWESOME trail!

1 year ago

1 year ago

A lot of switchbacks and a lot of beautiful views! I look forward to going back and adding Spyrock to the hike!

hiking
1 year ago

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.

1 year ago