Chattooga River Trail
From its trailhead on Whiteside Cove Road, the Chattooga River Trail stretches down the Chattooga River, designated a National Wild and Scenic River, from the Cashiers area all the way down its banks well into Georgia and South Carolina, where it becomes a border between the two states.
Horsepasture River waterfalls hike
Like waterfalls? The Horsepasture River is famous in Cashiers as a place to see glorious—and sometimes huge—waterfalls. Drift, Turtleback and Rainbow Falls are a moderate hike from the parking area and some of Cashiers’ most impressive waterfalls.
Little Green Mountain (Panthertown Valley)
The forest here is beautiful. Follow through Panthertown Valley past waterfalls to Little Green Mountain’s bald cliff faces.
Salt Rock (Panthertown Valley)
Salt Rock is an easy place to reach with a great overlook of Panthertown Valley. The views of Big and Little Green Mountains and Black Rock Mountain are awe inspiring. For those looking for an easier hike with a great view, take the trek to Salt Rock.
Scaly Mountain is a bit further away than other hikes in the area. It is about five miles west of Highlands on Hwy. 106. The hike offers great views and a good trek through a varied wilderness. There is even a small waterfall near the trail.
The most popular hike in the Cashiers area is definitely Whiteside Mountain, a moderate hike for those in decent shape. Located just off of Hwy. 64 West between Cashiers and Highlands, Whiteside is part of the vast Nantahala National Forest, which operates and maintains the trails and parking area.