Panther Creek Trail

#1 of 140 trails in Cohutta Wildlife Management Area
Panther Creek Trail is a 7.9 mile out and back trail located near Turnerville, GA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.9 miles 944 feet Out & Back
dogs on leash camping hiking walking forest river views waterfall
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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

Mayela Yebra

1 Completed0 Reviews

Bruce Bowers

1 Completed1 Reviews

Very beautiful! God's glory shines all around this place!

Steven Campo

6 Completed4 Reviews

Jeff Gallant

2 Completed2 Reviews

Fun for the kids but last 10 min is a little challenging but well worth it.

Richard D

2 Completed1 Reviews

Great trail, but in desperate need of maintenance. Numerous areas have serious erosion that could possibly put inexperienced hikers at risk. In fact, some poles supporting safety cables are not even firmly embedded in the ground anymore due to erosion.

Trail has been rerouted to avoid a section that has been washed out, but there are no blazes, signs, markers, etc showing this. The only indicator is a red ribbon tied on a tree branch.

Mike Rivera

1 Completed1 Reviews


Julie Rossi

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great first hike with my 7 year old son.


11 Completed6 Reviews

gorgeous for the first half, but then the trail is not well maintained. I suggest hiking to the little waterfall and turning back.

Bridget Maguire

4 Completed4 Reviews

moderate hike with some ups and downs. need to go slow and pay attention near the end though. very narrow with a shear drop off on one side of the trail. we took our dog and he did fine but you have to go slow. one of the most beautiful falls I have seen in georgia.

Bryan Nixon

17 Completed18 Reviews