Whiteside Mountain Pass in North Carolina (with Map & Photos)

Whiteside Mountain

The 750-foot cliffs, the highest in the eastern United States, are similar to the ice sheets that encase the mountain. Experts estimate that the mountain is over 400 million years old and traces of hunting camps have been observed.

Whiteside Mountain North Carolina
Whiteside Mountain North Carolina

The location is perfect for hikers who use the loop trail to reach Whiteside Mountain and reach the 4,930-foot summit. At the top looms northern red oaks that shape a forest, their trunks contracted by ice storms and high winds.

For the summer and spring season the attraction or has a peregrine falcon that flies over the rocky mountainous environment. The falcon resides in this high mountain, thanks to some biologists who moved it because it is part of an endangered species.

Whiteside Mountain Map