Directions: Get off the Blue Ridge Parkway at U.S. 60, heading east (away from Buena Vista). Turn right at Panther Falls Road (Forest Service Road 315), where there’s a small sign for Panther Falls. The dirt road winds steeply downhill for about three miles. The first trail-head, leading to the top of the falls, is at a small parking area on the left. Another, larger parking lot, leading to the bottom of the falls, is also on the left, a little farther down the road.