Panther Creek Trail

Panther Creek Trail

Content byDennis Lynn

Dennis is a partner here at North Georgia Mountains Online. He also owns and operates a marketing / consulting company - Inbound Solutions Group. He is married to Terri and they live smack dab in the middle of the mountains in Blairsville.

December 5, 2020

Enjoy a picnic, hold a Boy Scout troop meeting or have a family gathering within the historic CCC structures of this wooded recreation area. Directly adjacent to the picnic pavilions visitors can can follow their picnic with a mesmerizing day-hike to the awesome falls on the 3.5 mile (one way) Panther Creek Trail.

Day Hiking

Panther Creek Foot Trail is a total of 6.6 miles of moderate hiking, point-to-point.  From the (northern-end) Trailhead it’s about 3.3 miles to the falls.

The trail consists of steep slopes, rocky paths and sometimes requires crossing very narrow and precarious stretches of trail. Please hike with caution and watch your step!

*Do not mistake the high shoals at mile 2.3 for the waterfall–you have another mile to go!*


Panther Creek Trail is maybe the most popular day-hike trail north of Atlanta. There is plenty of parking at the trailhead but even with that it can become quite interesting finding somewhere to park on a Saturday morning.

Here are some excellent online resources for Panther Creek:

Atlanta Trails
AllTrails
Georgia Trails
The Outbound
Hiking Project
Hike The South
Cohutta Wilderness Hiking
Wikipedia

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