Panther Creek Trail

MODERATE 282 reviews

Panther Creek Trail is a 11.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Turnerville, Georgia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
11.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2729 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

washed out

Panther Creek Trail is 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

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2 days ago

The hike was beautiful! A tiny bit challenging with little ones in a couple of areas. There was no trash all over the place like we had heard..... there was a single area where it looked like trash (plastic bottles to be exact) had washed down the mountain from where it had possibly been thrown out on the road. My recommendations are moisture wicking clothes, sunblock, swimsuit, and really good hiking shoes for this one!

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5 days ago

Really enjoy this hike... 2nd time doing it this Sunday! There's some challenging parts on this trail due to Mother Nature, but so worth it!!! And when you get to the BIG waterfall, there are trees to hang a hammock if you'd like, if you prefer to sit on a log, or find a 'comfy' rock to enjoy... but, plenty of space to relax before your journey out. Lots of dogs come and jump in the water to cool off as well!!!

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6 days ago

Amazing hike!!

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12 days ago

Be careful after heavy rain there are areas washed out that make it more difficult to navigate. Beautiful trail with a gorgeous waterfall . Several places to camp along the route .

hiking
12 days ago

Hiked this trail today- beautiful! This was my first longer day hike, and I certainly got a workout! There were a few parts that were pretty steep & required a little climbing. The way down to the falls was a little tough, required me to slide down on my butt & a friend had to help me up once or twice on the way back up from the falls. Lots of people were playing in the water, there were quite a few people since it's a weekend but it wasn't so crowded that it was unenjoyable. Scenery was worth it!!!

15 days ago

Have been going here since I was a boy. Although it's grown more popular, it still holds it's beauty.

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18 days ago

Overall pretty easy. Beautiful swimming hole at the falls. Passed a few rattle snakes on the way. Also can be slick and muddy so wear proper foot attire.

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27 days ago

Long hike ... really long!! But the waterfall at the end makes it all worth it!
I did a day hike but I recommend and overnight camping would be a better idea... solely because you dont want to walk 11 miles ewch way in just a day