Explore the most popular hiking trails near Glenville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Muddy trail but real nice views

We camped near a waterfall and hiked to other falls, nice area with several trails

We had a great time making this a two day trip and camping. Only negative experience was since a recent rain a lot of the trail was swampy.. but that is my only complaint! had a great time.. even in 36 degree wet weather! thanks! I would have a map for a couple areas, we hit a couple different trails to see things.

A truly beautiful hike to Tranquility Point on Little Green Mountain! Lots of ways to get lost though! Make sure you download a map and know which ways you are going. Beautiful fall foliage right now also!

Panthertown is covered in intersecting trails, so have a map or this app ready for reference. The trail itself is a wide road until you reach the intersection at the beginning of the loop. We went right first. The trail was super muddy and waterlogged, so wear your waterproof shoes. Once on top of Little Green, the views are amazing! Exposed rock, heather and moss, and views for miles make it worth the uphill trek. It’s a great place to stop and take a water break. Once you’re at the bottom of the loop, the fall is right there with a large pool for you to swim/wade in. Be mindful of dogs and horses on this trail, and other campers. Overall, it was super fun and would definitely go back. I’d recommend it for the intermediate hiker.

3 months ago

I’ve done both accesses for this trail. The one from the lake area is a great leg workout due to the steep descent and then ascent to get out. But the other access of SR 1058 is much easier and better for a family, dogs, etc. the turn off of hwy 107 is not easy to see so keep watch on your GPS or phone. Also the trail head was not marked but there were other cars parked on the road side. The access is near a orange metal fence just a couple hundred yards from the turn off 107. Decent trail conditions with some rocky/rooty areas. Expect water / mud as many of the trails around here will also have. The falls are really super and are my favorite around this area. Lots of space at the bottom to walk around, swim, dip feet in water, take pictures, etc. plus there are a few scenic off shoots along the way to enjoy. LOVE THIS TRAIL!

We hiked this trail with our dogs last weekend and had a great dip in the swimming hole above the falls before heading down to the open falls area. A word of caution -- our dogs, out ahead of us on the trail, had an accidental slide/spill down the falls. They were fine, but it might be a good idea to leash up your dogs when you get to the thick Rhodo growth. Nice quick hike if you don't have time to go all the way to schoolhouse.

You get to see waterfalls and views of Panthertown Valley on this trail. The hardest part of the trail was the climb to the summit of Little Green Mountain after Schoolhouse Falls, but it really wasn't too tough. My only complaint is that it's really easy to wander off the main trail on the summit since it's not marked well. Watch for a couple of white arrows on the granite and green trail blaze markers. Using this app definitely helped guide me back on track. Depending on how much rain has fallen recently, parts of the trail near Greenland Creek could be muddy. A water crossing at Greenland Creek was shin deep when I went.

Deep gap has a great camping site about 0.65 miles from trailhead and a short walk to falls

I thought this was the best trail in the area. Went early on a weekday and there were no other hikers on the trail though there were MANY on Panthertown Valley trail on the way back

Easy hike. You need to take the side trails for most of the waterfalls and balds. A lot of day hikers. Many camping sites but only saw one other set of campers that day/night

There are 2 ways to access these falls. One is off Shook rd which is a leisurely and pretty walk, about 4 miles or so. The other access is from Glenville lake rec area. This access is shorter but difficult and a great leg workout.

bear encounter

4 months ago

Loved this trail! The falls were gorgeous! Great for swimming and a picnic. There are all kinds of wildflowers and thimbleberries along the trail. Keep in mind there are lots of steep steps on the trail and it is a challenge. Hope to be back to bring my kayak to navigate the 4 and 5 class rapids (I'll have to figure out when they open the dam to raise the water level)

4 months ago

Great Hike with our 15, 10 an 2 year old. Not a lot of people on the trail for a Monday. It’s pretty much a downward descent to the bottom of the falls, with lots of steps! The trail was very well maintained and once at the bottom the falls were beautiful. The hike up was a little challenging with a 35lb child on my back, but overall it was well worth the journey. Great space for the kids to climb on the rocks and swim. Next time we will bring a lunch and enjoy in such a beautiful place.

one of my favorite trails in wnc

Panthertown is my home and is run by a great conservation group. This is a beautiful waterfall and swimming hole. Don't be afraid to get your paws wet.

I took a guided hike led by the conservation group. A little steep in a few spots for my over the hill owners. They just took their time and stopped to breath a lot. The rest of the group had no problems. Those young bucks. Dog friendly.


Five woofs!

4 months ago

This is a straight descent to the bottom of High Falls. We took the trailhead off of Pine Creek and it ended up being around a mile downhill and then back up. The lower quarter of the hike is mostly stone steps that can be slippery. It may be taxing to take a dog on this hike.

The base of the falls are spectacular and offer deep swimming holes in which one can dive and swim.

Very pretty, loved the small waterfalls and sandy beach areas to chill. Saw a bear cub, luckily momma bear didn't appear. Diverse terrain. Lots of trails that can be confusing. Make sure you have a good map!

lightly marked but the paths are clear. it was an awesome day hike and I was glad to see a bunch of people out hiking the trails aswell.

Our family favorite

add wilderness and schoolhouse falls to this loop for a 6 miler of complete exhiliaration

6 months ago

Beautiful hike with two major waterfalls. A good bit of navigating wet and rocky areas. A lot of rock and boulder climbing to get to High Falls at the end but worth it! Great pool at the base for swimming and picnicking in the rocks. Am going to take the other trail in next time!

6 months ago

It’s a really nice hike, but I wouldn’t call it moderate. Other than a couple spots with some incline, the hike is pretty relaxed. I was able to complete the hike with my 40lb ruck sack, take a 45 min play break around the falls, and still be done in under 2 hrs.
Also, there are a lot of families on the trails.

6 months ago

Great hike! Other than a few rattlesnakes it was spectacular!

Mostly uphill. Trails are not clearly marked so it's easy to get confused. Trail had lots of tree stumps and rocks. Great bathing area for dogs and kids once you get to the Schoolhouse Waterfall.
Not a huge summit but a great place to hike to just for the view.

Rather easy, less than 1000 feet elevation gain trail.
We were here on a weekend , so met some people but it was not crowded.
Beautiful waterfalls.
The whole trail sparkles! You need to witness it in order to understand it.
Be prepared for several water crossings specially in wet season. .

7 months ago

Great hike with wonderful views from on top of the wall to below the wall. Good amount of campsites, some with water sources and some without. Only problem is the bears in the area. They will come into your camp and they are accustom to human interaction, so trying to scare them off is a bit more difficult. Just come prepared for bears if you are camping and it should be fine.

Okay trial. Panthertown Valley Trail is really a (closed) service road and frequented by mountain bikers. For hikers, it may be best to use Panthertown as a connector as you criss-cross between other trails with more to see and fewer bikes zooming by.

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