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Whiteside Mountain

Whiteside Mountain Rd, NC 28717
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Wow! Beautiful Views!

We hiked to the top on a very warm August day I think if the temperatures had been lower we would... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
MusicCityTravelers
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Nashville
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Best Mountain Views

Ask anyone where are best mountain views in the Highlands area and they will immediately say... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2016
mlpack777
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Expert rock climbers are attracted to Whiteside Mountain, which offers some of the highest cliffs in the east, rising more than 2,100 feet to its summit at 4,930 feet.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“great hike” (49 reviews)
“the loop” (32 reviews)
“moderate hike” (24 reviews)
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Whiteside Mountain Rd, NC 28717
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We hiked to the top on a very warm August day I think if the temperatures had been lower we would have enjoyed the walk more it is a steep climb up but you are on a gravel road and you do not have to...More

Thank MusicCityTravelers
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Ask anyone where are best mountain views in the Highlands area and they will immediately say Whiteside. Once you reach the top of the mile hike over large boulders and mud trails - the views are stunning at every turn. Photos do not do it...More

1  Thank mlpack777
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This a moderate hike and well worth the view from the top. Be sure and do the entire loop as there are multiple viewing spots from the top. The left path is a gradual upward climb. The right path is a steeper climb up wooden...More

Thank ATLkams
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Nice 2 mile hike to see some incredible views. Go the the right at the fork in the loop. Go down the crevice at the top and see some amazing drop-offs!

Thank Uncdentist
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

The hike is 2 miles in total and the views are incredible. You are climbing a 400 million year old rock. Easy to medium climb.

Thank wendyaaronson
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Exploring Southern Appalachian Forests: An Ecological Guide to 30 Great Hikes in the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia by Steph Jeffries and Thomas Wentworth has an excellent description of the hike and ecology.

Thank ellenwhe
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Whiteside Mountain is an awesome sight. The sheer rock cliff goes straight down from the top. It is definitely one of the most beautiful, prominent sights in the Highlands area.

Thank Robert I
Reviewed 5 August 2016

White side Mt. is a great hike. Not too long and a great set up. Take the staircase path up and the winding trail on the way down.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is a moderately difficult hike. Give yourself at least an hour. It is definitely worth the effort.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Make sure you go up one side that is mostly gravel....and then go down the more rustic side...it has tree roots and a few places that are a bit hard, but it's prob moderate to easy. Best Views on Trip!

1  Thank GASooners
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CammyJo
5 February 2017|
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Response from Thomas D | Reviewed this property |
The best spots near Whiteside are both approximately 3-4 miles west of Highlands off Highway 64 west, to wit: Cliffside Recreation Area and Van Hook Glade. Both have nice campsites with views of Cliffside Lake.
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julies912016
3 October 2016|
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Response from Ray W | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely if the weather cooperates. Have fun.
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Joy B
23 December 2015|
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Response from GemDandies | Reviewed this property |
We have only been on, and seen hiking trails, but there are biking trails listed for: Blue Valley and Yellow Mountain trails near Highlands. Panthertown Loop, in Glenville, (about 15 miles from Highlands), is also listed... More
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