Multiple Use Trails

1. Tsali Biking/Riding Trails. Four trails varying from 6.5 to 11 miles. Hikers can use all trails any day. Mountain bikers and horseback riders alternate trails daily; check posting at trailheads. From Sylva (Exit 85); drive West on US 74 for 23 miles, turn right on US 28N, continue for 3.5 miles, turn right onto gravel road at sign for "Nantahala National Forest- Tsali Campground & Fishing Access Area." Continue for 1.6 miles to Mountain Bikers parking area.

2. Roy Taylor ATV area. Closed to ATV's, motorcyclists and four wheelers Dec 15-Mar 15. Hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking permitted all year around. Thirteen trails varying from 0.5 to 4 miles with most difficult having grades up to 50%. From intersection of US 23 Business & NC 107 in Sylva, drive South on NC 107, turn left on Old Cullowhee Road (SR 1200), continue for 2.7 miles and just before bridge, turn left on River Road (SR 1732) continue for 0.8 miles, turn left on Wayahutta Rd (SR 1731). Pavement ends after 3.3 miles, continue on unpaved road 0.5 miles to gate. Park here if gate closed, or continue straight to parking area.

3. Panthertown Valley. Hiking and mountain biking permitted year around. 6,700 acres of high mountain valley, sheer rock, waterfalls, quiet streams and diverse vegetation. Trails, from old logging trails to foot paths, criss-cross the area. It takes at least 1/2 a day to appreciate the valley's beauty. A trail map available at outdoor stores, the Jackson County Visitors Center or the Cashiers Chamber of Commerce will enhance your visit. From Cashiers (intersection of US 64 and NC 107); drive East on US 64 for 2 miles, turn left on Cedar Creek Road, continue for 2.3 miles, turn right on Breedlove Road (gravel then blacktop then gravel) for 4 miles (last 0.2 miles are rough) to entrance to Panthertown Valley.