Seven Waterfall Weekend Backpacking Adventure | Jul 22 - 24

Glenville, NC 28736, USA

Jul 22 - 24, 2022
Group size: 1 - 8
Seven Waterfall Weekend Backpacking Adventure | Jul 22 - 24
Glenville, NC 28736, USA

Jul 22 - 24, 2022
Group size: 1 - 8

About this trip

See the waterfalls of Panthertown Valley, North Carolina with this four-day backpacking adventure. 

3 Days/2 Nights - All Inclusive 

What could be better than a hike through the mountains, with waterfall views around every corner?

On this trip, you’ll hike through the beautiful Panthertown Valley in North Carolina’s Nantahala National Forest, seeing seven awe-inspiring waterfalls and mountain views along the way.

Where you will go

Panthertown Valley in North Carolina’s Nantahala National Forest is literally filled to the brim with waterfalls, gorgeous views, and picturesque forest streams, and yes, we do mean literally. 

This 14-mile sightseeing adventure will take you through a gentle loop through and around the Panthertown Valley Backcountry Area, past Granny Burrell Falls, Schoolhouse Falls, Riding Ford Falls, and many more. 

What you will need to bring along

To put it simply – not much.  

We at World’s Best Adventures want to ignite your passion for the outdoors, whether you’re new to hiking and the outdoors or a seasoned backpacker. But we also know how daunting it can be to find the right gear, find the right trails, find the right group, and then actually get out and come back safe.  

So let us do the heavy lifting.  

Sign up for this trip and we’ll provide the biggest most expensive pieces of gear you’ll need; breakfast, dinners, snacks, drinks and goodies for the duration of the trip; and a slew of lessons on hiking and the outdoors from seasoned professionals.  

You’ll bring yourself (duh), clothes, boots, a sleeping bag (which we can help you find or even provide for an additional cost), spork and a few other essentials.   

See our packing list for a full list of gear.  

What’s included

  • Breakfast for three days
  • Lunch for four days
  • Dinner for three days
  • Snacks & drinks
  • Backpack
  • Tent
  • Sleeping pad
  • Headlamps
  • Group cookset
  • Group water filter kit
  • Group first-aid kit
  • Group maps and nav. gear
  • Sleeping bag
    You'll need to bring a good down or synthetic backpacking sleeping bag rated for between 20-35 degrees. Pick one that fits your body and your budget. We are happy to make recomendations.
  • Long-handled spork
    Many backpacker meals are freezedried and eaten from a foil pouch so a long-handled utensil, like a spork, make eating easier. If you aren't sure what to buy, we can point you in the right direction.
  • Cup
    Not required, but makes morning coffee more enjoyable.
  • Boots
    You'll need to bring your own waterproof hiking boots. This trail is known to get very muddy, so good boots are a must.
  • Clothing
    You'll need to bring pants, shirts and wool hiking socks for four days. We suggest bringing lightweight wicking fabrics like wool and wickaway. Cotton clothing is not recomended.
  • Rain jacket
    Rain is bound to happen at some point, so you'll need a good jacket to stay warm and dry. Jackets made with Gore-Tex and other waterproof materials are recomended.
  • Warm jacket
    Fleece, wool or down jackets are required.
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Water bottles
    Bring two 1 liter bottles. Nalgene botles and water resevoir bags also work.
  • Pocket knife
    Something small and simple, for whittling and preparing food.
  • Toilet paper
  • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Medications

Available options

Trip Insurance


Day 0
Virtual Gear Shakedown

Virtual Gear shakedown, meet and greet, and introduction held via zoom with Head Guide Alex.  

  • We’ll make sure that everyone has the right gear required for this trip.  
  • Go over safety and health concerns.  
  • Held within a week of trip departure. Dates TBD. 

Your Organizer

Worlds Best Adventures
World's Best Adventures is an all-inclusive outdoor excursion and education company headquartered at the base of the Appalachian Trail in North Georgia. Our mission is to ignite a passion for the outdoors in both novice and experienced backpackers, campers, and wilderness enthusiasts by sharing new experiences, building friendships, and offering helpful instructional opportunities in beautiful, wild environments.