The Nantahala Hiking Club is holding the following hikes. Bring water, a snack and wear sturdy shoes. Visitors and children 11 and older are welcome, but no pets please.
• Saturday: A strenuous two-mile hike to the south face of Whiteside Mountain with an elevation change of 1,000 feet. Hikers walking along or below the cliff face will see awesome rock structures and views. Wear rugged boots and gloves and bring weather protection, lunch and a camera. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Whiteside parking lot in Highlands, N.C. For reservations or more information, call Jim Whitehurst at 828-526-8134.
• Saturday: A moderate to strenuous seven-mile hike on Coweeta Lab Ridge Trail to Dyke Gap, returning on Gage Trail. Meet at 9 a.m. at Westgate Plaza (across from Burger King) in Franklin, N.C. There is a drive of 16 miles round trip. For reservations or more information, call Gail Lehman at 828-524-5298.
• Sunday: An easy to moderate one-mile hike on Rufus Morgan Trail. Meet at 1:30 p.m. at Westgate Plaza (across from Burger King) in Franklin, N.C. There is a drive of 22 miles round trip. For reservations or more information, call Joyce Jaques or Bill Crawford at 410-852-7510.