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Whiteside Mountain

Whiteside Mountain Rd, Highlands, NC 28717
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We hiked Whiteside following a morning rain so it was foggy. However that didn't diminish the hike at all! We took the steep way up the mountain - had a few raindrops mid hike - then took the easy way down. The fog meant we didn't see any of the views, but it was still a great hike.

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Marietta,GA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Devils Pulpit is a challenging hike but you can go to the top of Whiteside and see great views without going that far.

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Montgomery, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you are yearning for some mountain air, this is a little hike for the whole family. My daughter first hiked this trail when she was 2. (She looked a little like Yoda with a walking stick.) Although maybe not recommended for all 2 year olds, this makes a fun family outing and should be followed up with ice cream... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great hike with fantastic views. Easy and quick hike up with good and easy paths. Took our small beagle who had no problem getting up or down. We took the left path going up which is an old, logging road and took the mountain path down which gives the better and more spectacular views. There are park bathrooms on site... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Whiteside Mountain is very close to Highlands. Stopped for a quick 2 mile hike easy hike. The views at top were spectacular! There is a $2 fee to park.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

this hike was perfect- it was challenging but not so much that it felt out of our comfort zone. It's considered a moderate hike and I think that is accurate- not great if you have serious knee issues as there are some pretty steep steps. Great views and worth doing.

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Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
30 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a hike youc an do over and over again with each and every guest who visits. The parking lots were packed and a bit crazy on July 4th weekend. There are two ways down so be advised that you have a choice to come back the way you went up or take a quicker steeper route. Lots of... More

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Augusta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The views are never-ending with several locations to stop and enjoy God's wonderful creation. Great location for hiking the established trail or taking several side trails for an adventure.

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Windber, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My boyfriend and I had never hiked before and this was a perfect first experience. It was a very easy walk up and a perfect view at the top. Would definitely recommend for beginner hikers!

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Pensacola, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a moderate hike. The views from the top are gorgeous. Make sure you wear proper hiking shoes due to the slick rock.

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