Panther Creek Falls is 3.5 miles from the trail head. The trail soon goes under an overpass US441 and for a short distance seems to be sort of boring. Then the trail comes high above the creek below. The trail seems to be mostly flat with a few mild inclines. In a few places the trail is mostly a ledge with a steep hill side down to the creek so footing should be watched in these areas.
Cable handrails have been provided to assist with traversing in the worst areas, but in one place very near the falls the post holding the cable has pulled out of the ground in the worst possible area so extreme caution should be used here.
While the trail is high above the creek in some areas, in other areas it runs right along side of it with many great views of shoals and cascades.