The rock faces of Terrapin are one of the most prominent features of the rugged area between the resort towns of Highlands and Cashiers, N.C. Terrapin is home to the headwaters of Fowler Creek and the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River, which flows through the rugged, remote, and biologically important Chattooga Cliffs area. From the top of Terrapin, hikers have a direct and unimpeded view of Whiteside Mountain, a beloved climbing destination. Little Terrapin to the north is also popular with climbers. Nearby, the rounded top of Bearpen Mountain is clothed in old-growth hardwood forest, and a trail leads to its base.
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