Macy's Gap to Devil's Elbow and Panthertown Valley Loop Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews
#6 of 66 trails in

Macy's Gap to Devil's Elbow and Panthertown Valley Loop Trail is a 8.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Glenville, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

8.2 miles
1433 feet

dog friendly




mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


horseback riding




wild flowers


Granite rock outcrops, beautiful falls, also known as the Yosemite of the East. Follow the old roadbed from the trailhead to Salt Rock Gap (a small opening on your left) for good views of Little and Big Green Mtns. Continue down the old roadbed and stay left until you come to a 4-way trail junction. Go right. After crossing the bridge over Panthertown Creek, look for a trail to your right. Follow this trail for 0.1 miles to Granny Burrell falls. Return back to the main trail and continue east (right). Follow the most heavily traveled trail and veer right at the intersection at the bottom of Little Green Mtn. Look for a trail to the left ascending Little Green Mtn at approximately 2.2 miles. Climb to the summit of Little Green and follow the arrows around the rock dome. Ascend the trail on the East side of the summit to Schoolhouse Falls. Follow the trail back to the old roadbed and stay left until you return to the 4-way junction described above. Stay straight and ascend the trail back to the parking lot.

1 month ago

1 month ago

So many different trails and points, could be at it for days and not see the same trail twice

3 months ago

Beautiful hike!! Loved walking through the Granny Burrell bit but GOSH!!! The Schoolhouse waterfall was such a joy!! Absolutely wonderful and the water is sure to wake you up!! Seeing the view from Salt Gap during the early morning and then again after your hike

5 months ago

6 months ago

Nice trail, super views

9 months ago

9 months ago

10 months ago

Easy to get lost

11 months ago

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

There are so many trails in this park, it's easy to get turned around and lost. Take a trail map with you. The views are spectacular. Well worth visiting.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Great hike! The end was hard-all uphill after a 4+ mile loop. Will do again.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Not as pretty as some other ones...very narrow in some parts

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Nice hike, great area. Blazes could be a little better marked on some of the smaller side trails, But all in all, great workout for me and my dog.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Monday, August 03, 2015

Very nice hike. You definitely have to put trails together to make a nice long loop, as long or short as you like.