On Friday 10/23/2020 my son and I went to hike Whiteside mountain. Located between Cashiers and Highlands, NC this mountain is 4,930 ft. high and over 390 million years old! I read all the reviews and told Michael we needed to be there as early as possible before the small parking lot fills as we cannot park roadside. The good news is that at 9am we were only the second car there. The bad news is that is was so foggy, we could hardly see a few feet ahead. As much as I was looking forward to the views, I am sad to report that we had to use our imagination. We could not see anything as you can tell from the photos below.
The hike itself is a moderate two miles , quite enjoyable. The trail is well maintained. There is a $3 fee per vehicle, on the honor system.
Fall was in full bloom so the colors were incredible. I will surely try again and look forward to a clear day to see the vistas I’ve come acquainted with through the photos of others.
Cashiers, Highlands, Brevard Area Blogs
- Looking Glass Waterfall
- High Falls
- Bird Rock Falls
- Blue Ridge Parkway
- Tennent Mountain via Black Balsam Knob and Art Loeb Trail
- Whiteside Mountain
- Cullasaja Waterfall
- Dry Falls
- Glen Falls
- Bridal Veil