Best trails in Jackson County

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What to expect

Check out some of the best hiking, walking and backpacking routes in Jackson County, North Carolina. The Panthertown Valley Trail to Mac's Gap Loop Trail is the most popular trail. The trail with the highest elevation climb is the Bear Pen Gap Trail and the trail with the least amount of climbing is the Whitewater Falls to Whitewater River Trail. The longest trail is the Powerline Road Trail at 19.4 km. For a shorter adventure you can try the Blanton Branch Loop Trail at 1.3 km. Get off line access to Shelter, Viewpoint, Water, and Peak locations and much more with a Hiiker subscription.

Trail difficulty calculations

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