Panther Creek - Member Hike

Hike Name: Panther Creek
Country: United States
State: Georgia
Nearby Town: Tallulah
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: The Panther Creek Recreation Area is on US route 441, about 15 miles south of Clayton and about 10 miles north of Clarkesville.
Total Hike Distance: 7.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: US 441
Trails Used: Panther Creek Trail
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: Chattahoochee National Forest
Best Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: Panther Creek is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest and runs for 3.5 miles from US 441 before reaching its namesake Panther Creek Falls after 3.5 miles. The 75 foot water fall is located in the Panther Creek Recreation Area which is a heavily used but offers well maintained trails and parking facilities. The hiking trail starts as an easy to moderate walk along Panther Creek. As the footpath closes in on the falls, however, it gets much more challenging and at times hugs stone cliffs that are lined with wire cable to prevent hikers from falling in the ravine. Most hikers can hike in and out in four hours but allow some extra time to enjoy the pool at the base of Panther Creek Falls which can be very refreshing in the summer months.


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