The headwaters of the East Fork of the Tuckaseegee River and twenty miles of native brook trout streams, including Panthertown, Greenland, and Flat Creeks, wind through Panthertown Valley, which is known as the “Yosemite of the East” because of its bowl shape and rocky bluffs. The streams are stained brown with tannic acid from leaves that fall into the water.
Directions: From Highlands take Highway 64 east for 12 miles. Turn left on Cedar Creek Road. Go 2.3 miles and turn right onto Breedlove Road.