Panther Falls

MODERATE 30 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.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
357 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

no dogs

Short hike to nice falls and swimming holes.

1 month ago

Great views going up. a bit tough at times, but great for beginners.

2 months ago

4 months 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.

6 months ago

super easy! quick walk to a swimming hole.

6 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

11 months ago

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

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
Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Beautiful views! Kids loved it too.

hiking
Saturday, April 02, 2016

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

Monday, March 14, 2016

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.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Monday, March 07, 2016

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

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Thursday, November 26, 2015

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

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Did this yesterday with my wife. AWESOME trail!

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

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