Panthertown Valley - Devil's Elbow - Member Hike

Hike Name: Panthertown Valley - Devil's Elbow
Country: United States
State: North Carolina
Nearby Town: Cashiers
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: PARKING: (Cold Mountain Gap) - From Cashiers at US 64 stoplight, head east for 13 miles to NC 281 north. (Make sure not to take NC 281 south which you will hit first.) Take NC 281 north toward Lake Toxaway and continue 0.8 miles to Cold Mountain Road (SR 1301). Turn left onto Cold Mountain Road (SR 1301) and continue 5.8 miles to a sharp left turn at Canaan Land (private property). Follow the turn 0.1 mile, then turn right 0.1 miles to the parking area for Panthertown Valley. The National Forest Service has signs that direct you to the lot.
Total Hike Distance: 3.80 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Cold Mountain Gap
Trails Used: Trail 448
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: Nantahala National Forest
Highlands Ranger District
2010 Flat Mountain Rd,
Highlands, N.C. 28741
(828) 526-3765
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Bikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads, Maintained Gravel or Dirt Roads
Hike Summary: This hike in Panthertown Valley starts at the Cold Mountain Gap trailhead and descends to the main corridor trail to pick-up Trail 448 just before a wooden bridge and left turn to Schoolhouse Falls. Trail 448 breaks to the right just before the bridge and heads north across Little Green Creek and begins a wide decent up Devil's Elbow. There are obstructed summer views from the summit but some mountains can be seen in the distance.



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