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Whiteside Mountain

Nesting place of the Peregrine Falcon, Whiteside Mountain originated as a molten intrusion probably far below what was then the surface. Its rock is Devonian in age, about 390 million years old. This venerable landmark along the eastern continental divide is 6 miles from town on US 64 East. Turn right at the sign onto Whiteside Mountain Road. Go 1 mile to a well-marked parking area on the left. This is a fee area, there is a restroom located in the parking area. The 2-mile loop trail climbs above sheer cliffs and offers what some describe as a spiritual experience. Length: 2-mile loop • Difficulty: Moderate