Moderate hike with FABULOUS views!! Well worth the 1.5 hours to do the round-trip hike! There is a less difficult trail going up - take the left.
Because I'm 65, I tend to go up the left fork and come down the right. When I first began hiking Whiteside, there were no toilets, not stairs, but beautiful. On a clear day there are fabulous views around the 2 mile loop. It is not a strenuous hike and fine for beginners. Wear good shoes, not flip flops! You... More
This was a nice, moderate hike for my husband and I, in our late thirties, who enjoy being outside, but don't hike regularly. We took the advice of other reviewers and started up the left fork, rather than up the steeper right fork, and I am very glad we did. The hike has pretty views, as you get to see... More
This is a 2 mile loop around the mountain. Its a strenuous climb for the average person and hiking shoes are a must. The views are worth the effort even in mid fall after all the leaves have fallen.
Easy to find. Nice parking area with compost toilets. We got there at 10 am on Saturday and only saw a few people on the way up. We took the path with the stairs and it got the heart rate up nicely! Like everyone says, there are wonderful views at the top. Despite being 40 degrees when we got out... More
didn't hike whiteside on this trip. hiked it 3 years ago. it took about 2 hours and was easy for avid hikers, or active people.. moderate for most of the rest. the view was worth several pictures at the crest. you got a fantastic view that seemed panoramic. worth the hike!
I would agree with the reviews to start your ascent on the more gradual path to your left. Seemed to give a nice approach and the stairs were nicer to have on the way back down. Enjoyable hike and a number of overlook locations to check out the valley below. We were there in early October and while the views... More
This is a great hike, not hard and I would rate it easy/moderate. When you get to the top, be sure to walk all the way around because the views just keep on coming. If you bring a picnic lunch, there are some flat rocks at the top and you will have a stunning view. This is about a 1/2... More
If you plan to hike the Whiteside trail, take the path to the left rather than climbing the stairs. The route is longer but the ascent is easier on your legs.
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