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Whiteside is a hike we do each year when visiting Highlands NC. It is a little over an hour and close by. There are usually other hikers all enjoying the trail but the best part is all the dogs! Bring your dog (don't forget your...More
This is a moderately strenuous hike up the mountain. Good parking ($2 fee) and restrooms at the base. However, these were pretty grim. Didn’t look like they’d been cleaned for a good while!
We took our dog Alfie! He was pooped when we made it...More
We worked off a little New Years cooking with a day hike up Whiteside Mountain and Devil's Courthouse. The views from Whiteside are amazing; but Devil's Courthouse is even better. The trail to Devil's is a little tricky and there are some sheer cliff drops,...More
We hiked here before our Thanksgiving meal and the roughly 2.5-mile trail is well marked The best thing about hiking in late November was that most of the leaves had fallen so we had spectacular views of the surrounding area. Halfway between Highlands and Cashiers,...More
This 2 mile loop trail has beautiful long range views at the top and along the crest of Whiteside Mt. Take off from the parking lot (rustic restrooms) and stay left on the old gravel road for an easier ascent. It’s.8 mile to the top,...More
The morning I hiked Whiteside the clouds were socked in at the summit which limited the experience somewhat, but in no way ruined the morning. The fall colors were popping, and the fog and clouds made for a spooky October ambiance. This was a fun...More
There is a $2.00 fee to park here but so worth it. It is a loop and it is suggested the loop to the left is easier so we took that. It was a gravel path ascending the entire way. It opens into a lovely...More
This is located on the highway between Highland and Cashiers.
The views are breathtaking and well worth the hike.
We usually take the winding path to the left when we hike up the mountain.
The path that starts at the right has A LOT of...More
We have hiked this many times but 10 years or so ago. 20-30 lbs heavier this time so it was a stop and go event heading up the 5000 ft elevation. The entire hike took us about 2 hours. At the summit is always such...More
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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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
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. There are several listed for Clayton GA, which is about 25 miles from Highlands, and off the mountain.
I would suggest contacting The Highlands Chamber or Highlands Hiker for more imformation and maps.