8. Whiteside Mountain

Easy 2 mile loop along the Eastern Continental Divide to 4,930 ft and highest vertical drop (750 ft) in Eastern US. From Cashiers (intersection of NC 107 and US 64), drive 4.7 miles West on US 64, turn left on Whiteside Mountain Road (SR 1690) at brown "Whiteside Mountain Trail" sign. Continue 1.1 miles passing Wildcat Cliffs Country Club on right, turn left into gravel parking lot.