Whiteside Mountain National Recreation Trail

MODERATE 160 reviews
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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. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
557 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Nice loop trail with great view.

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4 days ago

Awesome and beautiful. Keep your dogs leashed as the drop offs are steep.

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19 days ago

Beautiful views from top of mountain. Didn't see any peregrine falcons

22 days ago

absolutely gorgeous...difficulty moderate..reward at top...priceless

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1 month ago

Really enjoyed the hike because we did it this evening and had trail all to ourselves. But we've hiked it in past and other times it was very crowded.

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1 month ago

We went on a moderately rainy day and happily missed the crowds.
Lovely. Great views just right for an afternoon walk!

1 month ago

This trail has a lot of great scenery with several long range mountain views. Wildflowers are also plentiful in the spring. You can also hear the cry of falcons along the clift edge. This is the shortest of the pluton hikes in the area.

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