Granny Burrel Falls

This falls starts with a short drop, which goes into a very long, gentle slide into a deep pool. Many people have used the lower part of it as a natural waterslide, albeit a bumpy one.

Driving Directions

The quickest way to the falls starts at Panthertown’s West entrance. From the intersection of US Hwy. 64 and NC Hwy. 107 in Cashiers, NC, go east on 64 for 2 miles. Turn left onto Cedar Creek Road and go 2.3 miles. Turn right on Breedlove Road (there is a sign for the Panthertown Valley) and go about 3.6 miles to the end of the pavement. The trailhead is about 1/4 mile ahead on the gravel road. Since the gravel road has been in very rough shape in the past, you can park here if you don’t have a 4wd or high-clearance vehicle. Hopefully this road will start getting some maintenance since Panthertown is becoming so popular.

Trail Directions

Take the main Panthertown Valley trail. After 0.6 mi., a little ways past the Salt Rock overlook, turn left on the Deep Gap trail. Descend another 1/4 mi. into the valley and turn right at Mac’s Gap trail. Go another 1/4 mile, downhill, and cross the creek on a wooden bridge. Just on the other side of the bridge, turn right onto the Granny Burrell Falls trail. It’s about 0.1 mi. up to the falls, on the right.

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