Fodor's Expert Review Whiteside Mountain

Cashiers Nature Sight

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-mile 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.

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Whiteside Mountain Rd.
Cashiers, North Carolina  28717, USA

828-524–6441-Nantahala Ranger District, U.S. Forest Service

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $2 day-use fee, Closed to climbers Jan.–July, Day-use fee $3, annual pass $15, Cliff closed to climbers Jan.–July

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