Always bring a good map to make the most of your adventures in Panthertown Valley.

Burt Kornegay’s “Guide’s Guide to Panthertown” shows the Forest Service trails plus unofficial footpaths. It also locates waterfalls, overlooks, creeks, and trailheads.

The U.S. Forest Service map shows the official Forest Service trail system in Panthertown Valley. These public trails are maintained by Friends of Panthertown.

Look for both maps at your favorite outfitters and bookstores, or order online here.


Burt Kornegay's "A Guide's Guide to Panthertown" is the most detailed guide to Panthertown Valley, a 6,295-acre backcountry recreation area in western North Carolina's Nantahala National Forest, east of Cashiers. 

Panthertown is often called the “Yosemite of the East” because of its granite domes and sheer cliffs. Panthertown offers over 30 miles of backcountry trails winding along mountain creeks and cascading waterfalls, through broad valleys, deep gorges, and a rare high-altitude bog. 

This popular map shows the official U.S. Forest Service trails plus unofficial footpaths within Panthertown Valley, Bonas Defeat, and Big Pisgah. It also locates waterfalls, overlooks, creeks, and trailheads.

"A seasoned wilderness guide who literally created the trail map that brings adventurous hikers into Panthertown, Burt knows the area like few others." 

- Southern Living

  • Essential guide for your Panthertown adventures.
  • Waterproof. Tear resistant.
  • Scale 1:24,000
  • Published 2015


U.S. Forest service "panthertown valley trail system"

U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Southern Region map of Panthertown Valley Trail System.

The Panthertown Valley trail system is part of the Nantahala National Forest, managed by the Nantahala Ranger District. 

Located near the town of Cashiers, Panthertown Valley draws people interested in hiking, horseback riding, biking, fishing, wildflower viewing, camping, and other recreational activities. There are approximately 30 miles of trails that range in difficulty level and use, many being mixed-use trails. There are approximately 7.45 miles of hike only trails, 1.65 miles of hike and horse only trails, 3.1 miles of hike and bike only trails, and 16.15 miles of hike, bike, and horse trails.

  • Official trail system map.
  • Waterproof. Tear resistant.
  • Scale 1:24,000
  • Published 2013


"A Guide's Guide to Panthertown" and "Panthertown Valley Trail System"

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Regular price $22.95.