Whiteside Mountain

SR 1600 & US 64
Highlands, NC 28741- Map It
Phone: (828) 524-6441

AAA Editor Notes

Whiteside Mountain is 5 mi. e. on US 64, s. on Whiteside Mountain Rd. (SR 1600), following signs. More than 390 million years old, Whiteside Mountain features sheer 750-foot-high cliffs, wildflowers and peregrine falcons which nest on rock ledges from January until summer. A 2-mile loop trail leads to the summit at 4,930 feet. The main trail is fairly steep and consists of log and rock steps; for an easier hike to the top, a wide roadbed curves through dense forest.
$2 (per vehicle).
Hours: Daily dawn-dusk. Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.