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Whiteside Mountain

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Length

2.0 Miles 3.2 Kilometers


Elevation

485' 148 m

Ascent

-433' -132 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

4,897' 1,493 m

High

4,412' 1,345 m

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A trail featuring incredible summit views at the top of Appalachia on the Eastern Continental Divide

Russell Hobart

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From the parking lot, there is one trail that heads out of the lot and into the forest. Just .1 miles in you have the choice to go left or right. The ascent on the left is a gravel road that goes up at a nice even grade to the top. If you go right, the ascent is quicker and you get to the views quicker, but the going is a bit more strenuous.

Much of the southeast part of the trails has fenced-in viewing areas with various bits of White Mountain history and geology. The fences protect you from a 1000' vertical drop, and some may even be uncomfortable approaching the fenceline. Various side trails circumvent the fences so be careful if you choose to approach the edge on any of the side trails. Ice, water, dry oak leaves or a whole lot of other things can lead to a quick, certain, and spectacular death.

If you remain on trail, you'll be able to enjoy the scenic views from a safe distance. As you continue on the loop, you'll begin either the gentle, graded descent, or a steeper singletrack descent. Either way you decide to go, you'll be able to enjoy the spectacular views as you work you way back to the car.

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Jun 19, 2018
Ben Goff
Apr 8, 2018
Rowan Quinn
Dec 30, 2017
Marce PaVal
Great hike! Beautiful views. Continue the loop. Not expert hikers but did great!
Dec 24, 2017
Mike F
with Lester, Dolly and Jenny. Beautiful hike with fantastic views. 2mi
Dec 23, 2017
Chunkyun Seok
Reverse route was good. 2mi
Jun 2, 2017
Henry Little
Beautiful!! 2.1mi
Apr 11, 2017
Scott Faith
Beautiful vistas 2mi
Apr 10, 2017
Jarrett Kinslow

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 9 votes

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#100

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#3,533

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