Panther Creek Trail

Clarkesville, GA
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Panther Creek Trail is a 7.2 mile trail located near Clarkesville, Georgia that features a waterfall and is accessible year-round. This trail is awesome since it has great diversity in terrain, and is really pretty in the Fall when the leaves turn.

Panther Creek Trail are along US 441, 14 miles North of Cornelia. Turn left, following the sign, onto Glen Hardman Road. Immediately take a right onto Old 441; signs for the trailhead are in 1 mile. There is a $3 parking fee to park

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12 Completed 12 Reviews

Awesome hike! I took 3 friends with me and camped over the weekend at the bottom of the waterfall. Lots of foot traffic so we camped on the back of the little rocky island at the bottom of the waterfall. I later found out that there is a string of quieter campsites further past the bottom of the waterfall. Also firewood is limited at the fall. Overall, great backcountry camping, awesome waterfall, and great hiking trail.

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17 Completed 8 Reviews

Great go to scenic hike. Right at 7 miles out and back. Be careful and hiking staff is helpful at the falls. Easy hike but could be treacherous for some

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11 Completed 12 Reviews

Beautiful scenery for the whole hike. The trail is better kept and not as difficult on the Habersham County side as opposed to the Stephens County. It is a great hike and certainly a good workout.

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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike to a beautiful view at the falls. 7 miles round trip and not too difficult except when you get close to the falls, there are some maneuvering across some slippery rocks on the side of a hill. They have railings to help, so just take your time and you'll be okay.

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6 Completed 6 Reviews

Definitely one of my favorite trails in the South. Gets busy during the summertime though so plan accordingly. And keep an eye out for snakes on the trail. They are everywhere.

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8 Completed 3 Reviews

Panther Creek Falls Trail is a great trail. It's a little difficult in some parts, but it will be an awesome experience if you go. The falls is beautiful and very big. This trail is great for anyone looking for that perfect Saturday day hike.

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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Very much enjoyed this trail, although it was a little tougher than expected. I think my girlfriend almost left me! She lost a contact, which made for some trecherous traversing of some of the narrow paths with drop offs. Trail is very well marked, although incredibly "rooty". Mostly downhill going, uphill coming back, with a good flat stretch in the middle. Part of the path is washed out/collapsed toward the end, which created a bit of a bottleneck with all the labor day traffic. Would not reccomemd going on a holiday if you are looking for solitude, there were about 40 people at the falls when we got there...

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7 Completed 7 Reviews

Beautiful trail during the fall and spring. Relatively easy for the most part, until you get closer to the falls, but even then, it's no AT. Some drop offs warrant close eye on kids who wander ahead, or for dogs without great eye sight. I've done this one a few times, including once with the completed section to Yonah Dam further on. The portion from the falls to the dam was not well marked, FYI. Perhaps this has changed?

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11 Completed 9 Reviews

The trail is pretty easy on the way down, with only a few tricky places. Beautiful waterfall, but I don't recommend setting up camp on the beach if you're going to be up late. Lots of day-hikers in the morning.

Firewood is scarce, and the area has been thoroughly cut around the campsites. If you cross the river, there's a pretty good amount of downed limbs. ;)

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4 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike! Very dog friendly and if you like to pack in and camp this place has many good options.

DO NOT FOLLOW DRIVING DIRECTIONS provided by this site. Look it up on state park website for accurate information.

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