The North Carolina Mountains Sights

Whiteside Mountain

  • Whiteside Mountain Rd. Map It
  • Cashiers
  • Geological Site

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

Near Highlands and Cashiers, Whiteside Mountain is one of the highest continuous cliffs in the East. The sheer cliffs of white granite rise up to 750 feet, overlooking the Chattooga River in the Nantahala National Forest. A 2-mi loop (moderate) takes you to the top of the cliffs. The cliffs are also popular with rock climbers. Peregrine falcons nest here, and the cliffs are closed to climbers during falcon mating season.

Sight Information


Whiteside Mountain Rd., 4.6 mi from Cashiers on U.S. 64, Cashiers, North Carolina, 28717, United States

Map It


828-524-6441-Nantahala Ranger District, US Forest Service

Sight Details:

  • $2 day-use fee
  • Closed to climbers Jan.–July

Published 07/23/2015


Book A Trip



  • CARS

Map View

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Hotels