Highlands, North Carolina

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Highlands, North Carolina, USA

Recreation in Highlands, North Carolina

Lakes & Marinas

  • Cliffside Lake 828-526-2112
    2010 Flat Mountain Road, Highlands, NC 28741
    Enjoy hatchery supported trout fishing, a scenic waterfall, hiking trails, and camping areas while at this large, popular lake. more info  map

Hiking & Climbing

  • Mountain Down Tours 828-506-9540 or 704-526-3063
    Route 2, Highlands, NC 28741
    Box 29
    Single or multi-day instruction for beginner to advances rappellers. Tours, 4-wheel drive trips, overnight camping, and guided hikes are available. more info  map

  • Whiteside Mountain 828-526-2112
    10023 Whiteside Mountain Road, Highlands, NC 28741
    This beautiful mountain rises 2,100 feet and is named for its icey white cliffs. The entire upper portion of the mountain's west side has fallen away, leaving a 700... more info

Outfitters & Guides

  • Highlands Youth Adventures 828-526-2174
    261 North Fourth Street, Highlands, NC 28741
    Providing year round outdoor activities for kids ages 9 through 15, this unique adventure company offers activities such as rafting, tubing, and canoeing, as well as... more info  map

Miscellaneous Activities

  • Wayehutta ATV Trail System 828-526-3765
    Roy Taylor Forest, Cullowhee
    This 28 mile loop family oriented trail system utilizes many old logging roads and rail beds and includes a range of difficulty levels including a trail for beginners,... more info


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