Special Places

Terrapin Mountain

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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Popular activities on Terrapin Mountain

paddling

Paddling

hiking

Hiking

backpacking

backpacking

running

Running

swimming

Swimming

equestrian

Equestrian

old growth

Old-Growth

climbing

Climbing

rare species

Rare Species

biking

Biking

fishing

Fishing

scenic views

Scenic Views