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  • Panther Creek Trail Temporarily Closed

    The Chattooga River Ranger District has issued a temporary trail closure for the Panther Creek Trail in Habersham County Georgia.

    Recent high-water events have caused significant damage to the Panther Creek Trail. Bridges are no longer in place requiring hikers to ford Panther Creek and minor tributaries. Sections of the trail tread washed away and sustainable passage to the falls is no longer possible at this time. In addition, high winds and saturated soils led to a higher number of downed trees impacting hiker safety. We appreciate visitor's cooperation while staff work to make the trail safe and address resource damage in order to open Panther Creek Trail soon.

    The Forest Service understands the inconvenience of this temporary closure and appreciates the public respecting the resource by finding open sustainable trails to hike.  For a map of alternative trails, visit:

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