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Jackson County North Carolina Horse Trails

Schoolhouse Falls Trail

Length: 2.5  miles
Rating: Moderate/Strenuous

Panthertown valley is unusually large and flat for western North Carolina. Surrounding the valley are the granite domes of Big Green, Little Green, and Blackrock Mountains.

Start down from the parking area for a view from the Salt Rock overlook. Continue the descent on a gravel road to an intersection of three road (approximately one mile from the parking area). For Schoolhouse Falls, take the center trail 0.9 miles to a small shelter on the Tuckasegee River. Cross the old wood bridge on the right and continue along Greenland Creek. The access trails to Schoolhouse Falls are on either side of a second wood bridge.

Directions From Cashiers North Carolina:
Travel east 2 miles along US64 to Cedar Creek Road on left. Continue for 2 miles along Cedar Creek Road to it's intersection with Breedlove Road. Follow Breedlove Road 4 miles to it's end and the parking area for Panthertown.

Schoolhouse Falls, Jackson County North Carolina
Schoolhouse Falls
For personal accounts about this trail and others leading to waterfalls in the area go to Rich Stevenson's site. Photo By Rich Stevenson

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