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February 08, 2016
Hiking

Bartram Trail from Jones Gap to Whiterock Mountain
Driving distance/direction from downtown Highlands, NC: Follow Hwy. 64 west 4.6 miles. Watch for the Cliffside Lake entrance on the right. Just past Cliffside Lake, turn left on Turtle Pond Road. F...
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Rabun Bald
Driving distance/direction from downtown Highlands, NC: To access the Beegum Gap trailhead: Follow Hwy. 106 south 7.8 miles to Scaly Mountain. Turn left onto Hale Ridge Road, the paved road between...
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Devil’s Courthouse
Driving distance/direction from downtown Highlands, NC: Follow Hwy. 64 east for 5.5 miles from downtown Highlands, NC. Turn right onto Whiteside Mountain Road. Go 1 mile to a well-marked parking ar...
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Wayah Bald Lookout Tower
Level of difficulty: Easy Driving distance/direction from downtown Highlands, NC: Follow Hwy. 64 west through Franklin, NC, and turn right at the Wayah Bald direction sign. Take the first left onto...
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Blackrock Mountain
Driving distance/direction from downtown Highlands, NC:   Follow Hwy. 64 east 2 miles from the crossroads in Cashiers, NC to Cedar Creek Road. Turn left and follow Cedar Creek Road for 2.3 miles to...
Jan 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 675 675 recommendations | email to a friend
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Picklesimer Rock House
Level of difficulty: Easy (100-foot elevation gain) Driving distance/direction from downtown Highlands, NC: Follow Hwy. 28 south for 5.7 miles from downtown Highlands, NC to Blue Valley Road. (If y...
Jan 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 515 515 recommendations | email to a friend
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Satulah Mountain
Level of difficulty: Moderate (700-foot elevation gain) Driving distance/direction from downtown Highlands, NC: None Parking: None Hiking distance: About 3.5 miles Description: As there is no dedic...
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Yellow Mountain
Level of difficulty: Strenuous, with 2,000-plus-foot elevation gain Driving distance/directions from downtown Highlands, NC: 4.9 miles. Follow Hwy. 64 East to Buck Creek Road on left, proceed 2.2 m...
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 515 515 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whiteside Mountain
Level of difficulty: Moderate-to-strenuous, depending on what kind of shape you’re in. Driving distance/directions from downtown Highlands, NC: 6.6 miles. Take Hwy. 64 East toward Cashiers, right o...
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 507 507 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sunset Rock
Level of difficulty: Moderate (less than 300-foot elevation gain) Driving distance/direction from downtown Highlands, NC: 0.5 miles out Horse Cove Road Parking: Limited free parking adjacent to tra...
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 506 506 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old Iron Bridge and Chattooga River Loop
Level of difficulty: Moderate Driving distance/directions from downtown Highlands, NC: 7.9 miles. Follow the many twists, turns and hairpin switchbacks of Horse Cove Road down to T-intersection of ...
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 506 506 recommendations | email to a friend
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“The Narrows”
Level of difficulty: Moderate Driving distance/directions from downtown Highlands, NC: 5.6 miles. Follow the many twists, turns and hairpin switchbacks of Horse Cove Road down to T-intersection of ...
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 504 504 recommendations | email to a friend
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Granite City
Level of difficulty: Moderate Driving distance/directions from downtown Highlands, NC: 6 miles. Follow the many twists, turns and hairpin switchbacks of Horse Cove Road down to T-intersection of Bu...
Nov 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 506 506 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chinquapin Mountain
Level of difficulty: Moderate, 700-foot elevation gain. Driving distance/directions from downtown Highlands, NC: 2.9 miles. Follow Route 106 (Dillard Road) to graveled Glen Falls Road on left, proc...
Nov 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 502 502 recommendations | email to a friend
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