Whiteside Mountain is a mountain in Jackson County, North Carolina between Cashiers, Highlands, North Carolina, and the Georgia border. Whiteside Mountain can boast the highest cliffs in Eastern North America. It also has a feature called Devil's Courthouse, not to be confused with the Devil's Courthouse 20 miles away in Transylvania County, NC.Plan your visit to Whiteside Mountain and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Cashiers trip itinerary maker website.
Since the 1980s, the forest service has tried to restrict access to the Courthouse and has allowed the foot trail to it to grow over because of dangers such as strong winds. They also did not want accidents from paragliding and similar activities taking place from the mountain top or from the Courthouse. There is also an overhang, a small platform less than 7 feet in diameter, connected to Whiteside as if it were a cantilever. Similar overhangs can be found on the Appalachian Trail.
Whiteside Mountain reviews
Whiteside Mountain Trail is a must-do when in Highlands/Cashiers. It's a two-mile, family/pet-friendly loop. I recommend going left up the gravel path because it allows a build up in regards to the.... more »
What a beautiful hike! One of the best we have done. We went up the stairs to start, it’s about a 2 mile loop but it feels longer of course. Many lookouts to gorgeous views, perfect season to go too..... more »
Amazing view! Easy yet fun hike
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