Take a Hike: Panther Top Fire Tower

Western, NC has some awesome fire towers! If you are in the Murphy area this is a great one for a quick afternoon workout or a sunset hike after work. It’s an easy drive in and a pretty moderate climb — from the second gate/parking area it was just under 1.5 miles. The fire tower is 30 ft. high sitting on a 2,293 ft. summit. The fire tower is actually the lowest situated and westernmost lookout tower in NC. Check it out soon!

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