Trails in the Panthertown Valley Trailhead Area

Using this information, you can combine these trails into several day hikes or overnight trips on loops or out-and-back routes to your favorite landmarks. If you would like more guidance, we also provide complete information - including maps, directions, descriptions, and photos - to guide you along what we consider to be the best hikes using these trails.

Here is a list of all trails in the Panthertown Valley Trailhead area.

Each trail has its own printable page with all the information and links, including (where available):

  • directions to the starting point
  • difficulty
  • length
  • elevation change
  • a map
  • photos from along the way, and
  • a detailed description and trail directions.

For general information about the Panthertown Valley trailhead, see the Panthertown Valley Trailhead page.

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Big Green Trail

  • This trail leads to the top of Big Green Mountain, with excellent views.
  • 1.35mi, Climbs Moderately, Moderately Rough

Blackridge Trail

More Difficult
  • 0.5mi, Climbs Steeply, Moderately Rough

Blackrock Trail

  • A mostly ridge-top trail offering wintertime views in all directions. Climbs moderately and has moderate erosion along its length, leading to the Moderately Rough rating. Connects with the Overlook trail just past the summit of Blackrock Mountain to...
  • 1.7mi, Climbs Moderately, Moderately Rough

Carlton's Way Trail

  • From the North Road trail, this one starts out going uphill steeply at first, loosely following an old logging road or skid trail. It passes through a couple of switchbacks, one of which is at a small wet-weather stream with a shallow water slide....
  • mi, Climbs Moderately, Moderately Rough

Deep Gap Trail

  • Starting at the Panthertown Valley trail downhill from Salt Rock, this trail descends to cross Frolictown Creek just above its small, scenic waterfall. Be careful at the crossing - it's slippery and the falls are just downstream. The trail is an old...
  • 1.33mi, Climbs Moderately, Few Obstacles

Devil's Elbow Trail

  • 1.42mi, Climbs Moderately, Moderately Rough

Granny Burrell Falls Trail

  • In addition to providing access to the long, sliding Granny Burrell Falls, and the huge pool downstream of them, this trail travels near some neat portions of Panthertown Creek. A Carlton McNeil classic, it twists and turns through some of the...
  • 0.31mi, Climbs Moderately, Moderately Rough

Great Wall Trail

More Difficult
  • This trail was previously considered two trails by most, but the Forest Service has officially combined them into one. For this reason, it has two distinct characters on the two different sections that now share the same name. Starting on the Deep...
  • 1.63mi, Climbs Steeply, Moderately Rough

Greenland Creek Trail

  • Formerly called Carlton's Way, named after Carlton McNeil. Carlton was a nearby resident who loved the Panthertown valley and was known locally as its "keeper". He blazed many of the trails in the area, including this one, and his trails...
  • 1.02mi, Climbs Moderately, Moderately Rough

Green Valley Trail

  • 0.6mi, Few Hills, Moderately Rough

Little Green Trail

  • {{fig right img="2018-10-14_panthertown-valley_little-green-trail-schoolhouse-falls-autumn.jpg"}} This trail first takes you to Schoolhouse Falls (if starting on the northeast end at the Panthertown Valley trail where it crosses Greenland Creek,...
  • 0.96mi, Level, Few Obstacles

Mac's Gap Trail

  • Provides the quickest access to Greenland Creek Falls from the Cold Mountain trailhead on an old road bed. Then, ascends into the heart of the valley and descends again between Big and Little Green Mountains. Can be used to make a ton of loop options...
  • 3.13mi, Hilly, Moderately Rough

North Road Trail

  • 1.29mi, Climbs Moderately, Moderately Rough

Overlook Trail

  • Crosses the very summit of Blackrock Mountain before descending to the cliff areas for spectacular 180-degree views of Big and Little Green Mountains, and the entire Panthertown valley. The cliff-top viewing area has some nice flat spots to hang out...
  • 0.5mi, Climbs Moderately, Moderately Rough

Panthertown Valley Trail

  • This is the main trail through the valley which stretches from the Cold Mountain entrance to the Salt Rock entrance. Portions of this trail are open to horses and/or bikes. It passes near many of the main attractions within the valley, so many loop...
  • 3.3mi, Climbs Gently, Few Obstacles

Powerline Road Trail

  • 5.5mi, Climbs Moderately, Some Obstacles

Rattlesnake Knob Trail

  • 1.56mi, Climbs Moderately, Moderately Rough

Riding Ford Trail

  • Formerly called the Green Creek trail. Passes near Riding Ford, Jawbone, and Warden's falls. Can be used with Powerline Road, Devil's Elbow, and Panthertown Valley trails for a great loop.
  • 0.95mi, Climbs Moderately, Moderately Rough

Turkey Knob Trail

  • 1.66mi, Climbs Moderately, Moderately Rough

Wilderness Falls Trail

  • Starting just west of Salt Rock along the Panthertown Valley trail, this trail descends on a path with three distinct characters, past the base of Wilderness Falls. The upper portion is not recommended until a re-route of the middle section is...
  • 0.73mi, Climbs Moderately, Few Obstacles

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