Panther Creek State Park, covering approximately 1,435 acres, is located on the shores of Cherokee Reservoir, an impoundment of the Holston River. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located about 45 miles south. Legend has it that both Panther Creek and Panther Springs, located about 1 1/2 miles southeast of the park, received their names from the claim of a Colonel Bradley of Virginia who, while exploring the area, shot a panther that fell into the spring.

trail running
25 days ago

Probably my favorite trail in the park.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Great trails, it close by and convienant. Wonderful views of Cherokee Lake.

Nice views around the lake (especially if the water is up). Plenty to do around the park.

Trails are nice here. Something for everyone. This trail is steep at times but beautiful views!!

Beautiful! !

Good moderate trail

I like this trail. I've done it a few times. I'd say it's decently difficult since I'm the only one of my friends that made it all the way through.

When you need a quick fix without a lot of driving #outsidetherapy

mountain biking
9 months ago

I will agree it is moderate but some places have some good obstacles like the rock section by the lake probably not to tough to hike but on a bike it's a different story but if you want a good challenge ride ore mine trail clockwise not for beginners