Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Hike Along The Tallest Cliffs In North Carolina On The Whiteside Mountain National Recreation Trail. There was snow and ice on the ground (proceed with caution) but the hike was definitely worth it. 211 Whiteside Mountain Trl is a house in Hendersonville, NC 28792. To access the hiking trail, enter the Wildcat Cliffs Country Club development via Whiteside Mountain Road. It was nice at certain points though. Hiked clockwise as suggested and it was easier on the up hike than down. A little icy in spots on the way down.. Our dog loved it too. One of our new favorite hiking spots! Whiteside Mountain is absolutely breathtaking! Excellent panoramic views. Some big/awkward steps and rocks to maneuver around so not good for anyone who might have difficulty with that. Hiked this on Dec 29. It's a two-mile, family/pet-friendly loop. Giving it a 4-star bc I wasn't able to do the whole loop due to the ice. Whiteside Mountain is one of the most spectacular peaks not just in the Southern Appalachians, but on the entire east coast. Whiteside Mountain is simply breathtaking, there is no way around it. I wouldn't want to drive all the way here, then can't hike because of no parking. Ask fellow travelers and attraction managers your top questions. This excellent loop, designated a National Recreation Trail, climbs to the top of Whiteside Mountain, with its spectacular 700′ high cliff walls lofting the hiker for amazing views. Along your journey to the top, you can spot a variety of wildflowers-including false Solomons seal, white snakeroot, dwarf dandelion, speckled wood-lily and wood betony. Go left on the trail where it splits for an easier ascent. Parking fills up quickly. You don’t want to miss this breathtaking view! get to the top to see the sun come up. No snow, then keep going! Based on Redfin's Hendersonville data, we estimate the home's value is $388,425. Great! Whiteside Mountain National Recreation Trail ist ein 1.9 Meilen langer, stark besuchter Rundweg in der Nähe von Highlands, North Carolina. Satulah Mountain Summit: The trail is a short hike down an old road bed to the summit, which is 4543 ft. The overlook will be on the right. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. We spent a lot of time sliding down on our butts coming back down. It was very slippery so walk on the fresh snow instead. Various side trails circumvent the fences so be careful if you choose to approach the edge on any of the side trails. The trail begins a nearly unrelenting hike to the mountain’s summit, following a wide gravel roadbed, reaching a trail intersection at.1 mile. Whiteside Mountain. Beautiful blue sky and amazing views. This is a fee area, and there’s a restroom located in the parking area. Great views. 1/2 mile one way. A landmark along the Eastern Continental Divide, Whiteside Mountain rises to an elevation of 4,930 feet. Wonderful views even while it was foggy, will be back! Attractions: A two-mile loop trail climbs above the sheer 750-foot high cliffs and offers outstanding views to the east, south, and west. The 750 feet tall cliffs are the highest shear cliffs in the eastern United States. I work out every day, and I was winded. (We did) Once at the top, your rewarded with 360 degree views of the valley below. Nice woods, rock formations. Many nice rocky places to stop for great views. This is a self service fee location. I'd take the left path up, go across the top to see the different views, then either descend the hard way down, or retrace my steps and go back down the easier path. Named for its sheer, white cliffs, this mountain rises more than 2,100 feet above the Nantahala National Forest. It takes a bit of work if you don't have a 4x4 but you can def make it without. I would also recommend using the map included with this app because the snow made it hard to see the trail on the way down. As stated in other comments, staying left (clockwise) is easier ascent to top. Due to erosion, Whiteside Mountain now boasts the highest vertical cliffs in the eastern United States—about 1,800 feet. Named for these cliffs, the mountains side does look "white" from a distance with sun shining on the light gray granite. Whiteside Mountain located between Highlands and Cashiers, NC, is a very popular short hike. I can't say enough good things about Whiteside Mountain. Another great hike! Whiteside Mountain is located 4.7 miles from the Cashiers Crossroads (the intersection of Highway 64 and 107). more. Beautiful, Whiteside Mountain National Recreation Trail. This 3,064 square foot house sits on a 1.43 acre lot and features 2 bathrooms. The Whiteside Mountain Loop is a short, but excellent trail that climbs up the back of the mountain, revealing sweeping vistas over its steep 700-foot cliffs. Went up the right and looped around coming back down the wider flatter trail. Turn right at the sign onto Whiteside Mountain Road. This peak, Whiteside Mountain Trail. Er führt durch schönen Wald, vorbei a It's a loop trail, so you can start from the left path or the right path. The views at the top along the ridge are spectacular. Lookouts in multiple places,see for miles. Whiteside Mountain Trail is rated "more difficult" because of its steepness. We were at the trailhead by 6:40am and had plenary of time to. has the highest sheer cliffs in the Eastern US. Be sure to take headlamps or flashlights. Distance Aprox. Whiteside Mountain Map & Location. After some discussions with other hikers apparently it’s much easier to go the opposite way up - to the left (clockwise). Beautiful views and frozen The trail on the right with the rock steps is the steeper ascent. Took my best friend and dog with me, it was kind of slippery from snow and ice so be careful for the time being. Please choose a different date. This hike is one of the best mountain hikes in this part of North Carolina. Over in Jackson County between Cashiers and the Georgia border is an enormous mountain named for the towering white cliffs seen for miles and miles on its facade. Proceed 1.1 miles on Whiteside Mountain Road to parking area on left Went after 3pm, there were a few people there and some with small children. Take a camera, as the cliff-top views are lined with beautiful mountain laurel which blooms in mid-June. Navigate your way to insane views on the precipice of Devil's Courthouse on this mile side trail to the popular Whiteside Mountain loop trail. $3 per vehicle and an additional $1 per person. I’ve done it a couple times. It is just 1 mile off Highway 64 on Whiteside Mountain Road. North Carolina Div. Hiked in the snow yesterday. Nestled in the Nantahala National Forest of North Carolina, for most of a half mile you get view after view, each better than the last. Worked well since I’d rather climb up icy steps than climb down. Not easy but not difficult either. The overlook, which is not marked, will be on the left. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Going left is easier than right when there is snow and ice. This trail is suitable for all hiking levels, but can be tricky when it's icy. Great views and well worth the effort. Hikes That Use This Trail: Whiteside Mountain. Whiteside Mountain Trail With sheer, vertical cliffs that tower above the valley below, this trail features one of the county’s most recognizable peaks. Last time I went it was very packed with people, but normally you have good separation and distance from people. Icy, yes. The next time I do this trail. Ice, water, dry oak leaves or a whole lot of other things can lead to a quick, certain, and spectacular death. It was cloudy so we had zero view but it was still beautiful. There is at least one ten pitch climb of over 750 feet on the mountain. Very easy and def recommend starting from the left and going clockwise. Whiteside Mountain Trail is a must-do when in Highlands/Cashiers. This popular 2-mile loop trail along the awe inspiring Whiteside Mountains cliffs offers one of the best view-to-distance ratios of any hike. You can't park on the street as it's a neighborhood. We did clockwise this trip and came down the steeper side. Let the world see your experience through your eyes. Put on some good hiking shoes, it is long and gets steep but well worth it, If you want to see the sunrise in the Western North Carolina mountains this is a great place to do it. I agree with the other comments below - start the loop on the left hand side. Whiteside Mountain: the hike The adventure begins at a trailhead northeast of downtown Highlands (view maps and driving directions), hiking eastbound. I wouldn’t recommend bringing dogs or small children while there is snow and ice on the ground. Whether you come from the East or West, the turn-off for Whiteside Moutain Road is about 6 miles from either Highlands to the West, or Cashiers to the East. From Highlands - Travel east on Highway 64 for just over 5 miles, shortly past the sign to the Whiteside Mountain Trail and just over the Jackson County line. Gets very muddy after rain. Whiteside Mountain Hike This excellent loop, designated a National Recreation Trail, climbs to the top of Whiteside Mountain, with its spectacular 700 ft high cliff walls lofting the hiker for amazing views. It is a beautiful hike with amazing views and worth the visit! Great trail! Whiteside Mountain National Recreation Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Highlands, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. Whiteside Mountain Trail is a must-do when in Highlands/Cashiers. This magnificent rock is about 390 to 460 million years old. The adventure begins at the Whiteside Mountain trailhead near Highlands, NC (view maps and driving directions). We brought our 4 month old puppy who do great. Take a camera, as the cliff-top views are lined with beautiful mountain laurel which blooms in mid-june. The hike follows a wide gravel roadbed eastbound, and turns right at.1 mile to follow the Whiteside Loop in a counter-clockwise direction, following blue trail blazes. Hiking Whiteside Mountain is one of the most popular activities in the area, and the trail parking lot for the mountain is just seven miles northwest of the hotel.The two-mile hike is described as being easy to moderately difficult, but well worth the incredible sights available from multiple viewpoints at the top. Moderately strenuous 2 mile, 1-hour hike taking you from ~4100 to 4900 feet. Whiteside Mountain Hike A landmark in the Nantahala National Forest, Whiteside Mountain rises to an elevation of 4,930 feet. Incredible views, yes. Can’t wait to go back on a sunny day! A National Recreation Trail, this loop climbs an old roadbed and travels along the brink of some of the East's most spectacular cliffs. I recommend going left up the gravel path because it allows a build up in regards to the views... you'll get the biggest and best views last if you go left when given If you reach the sign for the entrance to the Whiteside Mountain Trail, you have gone too far. parking area. It wasn’t until 1883 that Highlands semi-civilized Whiteside Mountain by building a road to it from Fifth Street. Geologists estimate the mountain to be more than four hundred million years old. They enjoyed navigating the snow and ice. 211 Whiteside Mountain Trl was built in 2002. The mountain’s cliffs look like sheets of ice draped across the mountain. Hotels with Complimentary Breakfast in Highlands, Hotels near Highlands Biological Station, Nature Center and Botanical Gardens, Hotels near Cliffside Lake Recreation Area. Enjoy some of the best views in the Nantahala National Forest on Whiteside Mountain, then get lost (literally) along the way to … Whiteside Mountain: 2 miles (round trip). The two-mile loop trail climbs above sheer cliffs and offers outstanding views. Beautiful hike! Loved this trail!! The sound of the wind at the top sounded like a freight train. Good hike. Great hike to some great views, but take the left path! A national recreation trail, making a 2-mile loop, winds to the 4,930-foot summit. :). Waterfalls 4 year old and 6 year old did it. Virtual Tour of Whiteside Mountain. Also, there is parking, but the later in the day you go, the less parking spot you'll find. Hiking counterclockwise climbs the steep part first. The hike is nearly 2 miles long and will take you to beautiful wildflowers along the way. Of Travel and Tourism, 301 N. Wilmington Street , Raleigh, NC, 27601, Phone: 919-733-4171. Lovely views along the way, make sure to read about the rescue at Fools Rock. Go one mile to a well-marked parking area on the left. Either go UP the icy left portion of the trail or avoid it entirely by ascending and descending the switch-backy trail to the right hand of the loop. Once on the trail, we went the shorter more strenuous, rooty and rocky route - to the right (counterclockwise). It has some of the highest sheer cliffs east of the Mississippi, at 1,000 feet. Whiteside Mountain National Recreation Trail is a pet-friendly hike in Nantahala National Forest. Whiteside Mountain National Recreation Trail is a 3.1 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Highlands, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. Did not expect for it to be snowing but that is what we hiked through. We were at the trailhead by 6:40am and had plenary of time to It was too icy and treacherous. Description. There is a steep section but if you hike the trail clockwise it's a gradual ascent then a steep decline at the end. I love this hike. The left path is an easier ascent, whereas the right path is steep with lots of step ups. Whiteside Mountain Sunrise If you want to see the sunrise in the Western North Carolina mountains this is a great place to do it. The ground was extremely icey and kind of dangerous. Trail Head: Whiteside Mt. Directions from Highlands, NC: Located between Highlands and Cashiers off US 64. Whiteside Mountain The trail takes you on a hike to 4,940 ft. elev. Spectacle views once to the top. It's a two-mile, family/pet-friendly loop. I brought 6 teenage girls and the length was perfect. If you feel like climbing straight up a mountain for a half hour, then heading straight back down, the Whiteside Trail is for you. 2 mile hike through some of God's most beautiful creations. It's located between Cashiers and Highlands, North Carolina, on US Highway 64. along the eastern Continental Divide, which offers spectacular views from a high ridge top, 2,100' above the valley floor. Some Ice sheets. The mountain's cliffs look like sheets of ice draped across the mountain. We hiked 5 kids age 5-10 and 4 adults. The outside shower and toilet have some pretty spectacular views! Recommend going clockwise to be going down the steepest part. Great hike with amazing views. Whiteside Mountain Trail: Located between Cashiers and Highlands North Carolina, the 2 mile Whiteside Mountain Trail is rated "more difficult".Climbing above Whiteside Mountain's 750' high cliffs (the highest cliffs in Eastern North America), Whiteside Mountain Trail forms a loop and offers great views into South Carolina and over the Chattooga River headwaters, 2,100' below. Good short trail but couldn'tdo the loop. Dogs are welcome on the trail, as long as they are cleaned up after and remain on a leash. Just west of the Jackson/Macon County line, turn onto Whiteside Mountain Road (SR# 1690), a large brown state … Whiteside Mt. The awesome rock faces of Whiteside Mountain are accessible from a beautiful 1.1 mile loop trail which takes the hiker across the tops of Whiteside Cliffs. I recommend going left up the gravel path because it allows a build up in regards to the views... you'll get the biggest and best views last if you go left when given… This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Once on the trail, we went the shorter more strenuous, rooty and rocky route - to the right (counterclockwise). The parking lot for the Whiteside Mountain loop trail is located at 170 Deville Drive in Highlands North Carolina. The Whiteside Trail is located on the slopes of Lookout Mountain in the Chattanooga Unit of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. Thank goodness I had my stick with me.. Beautiful icicles and snow sloped hills.. with a nice platform to view at the top. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. The road to Whiteside Mountain is located on Highway 64 4.6 miles west of Cashiers and 5.5 miles east of Highlands at the Jackson/Macon county line. Tourist hiker here... this is a great trail with excellent views BUT if the trail has snow and icy, go left as others suggest, go see the views and then go back down the way you came up. Arrive early (during summer months). The sparkling white cliffs of Whiteside Mountain, in the Nantahala National Forest near Highlands, North Carolina, have long been a landmark along the eastern continental divide. Must wear snow boots! Whiteside Mountain Trail is rated more difficult because of its steepness. 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