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Wilmington to Whiteface Mountain Trail #82

 4.5 (4)

Length


4.9 Miles 7.9 Kilometers


3,578' 1,090 m

Ascent

-33' -10 m

Descent

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

42%

Max Grade (23°)

4,853' 1,479 m

High

1,309' 399 m

Low

Shared By John Maurizi

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A strenuous trail leading to the summit of Whiteface Mountain.

John Maurizi

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Description

This trail takes you to the summit of Whiteface Mountain. Because there is a road to the summit of Whiteface Mountain, this trail gets little traffic. It has two very steep sections and a very flat section in between that tends to be full of water or at least very muddy even when it is not raining.

After about two miles, the trail levels out. Soon after, you'll pass a trail junction with the trail to the summit of Esther Mountain (Esther Mountain Trail). About a quarter mile past this, you'll pass the remnants of an old section of a ski resort lift. The trail becomes steep again after this point.

Just before the summit ridge, the trail parallels Route 431 but does not cross the road. The summit ridge is long and exposed. Be prepared for the possibility of very high winds.

Unfortunately, you'll not be alone on the summit because of the road to the top. You'll have the satisfaction of climbing to the top of a 46'er while all the others drove up. The view is amazing with great views of Lake Placid.

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Land Manager: NY DEC - Region 5 Office

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Sep 29, 2018
Scott Hoitsma
Caught this trail from marble mountain. Conditions a little muddy but weather was perfect for the day. Took 4 hours to the summit including Esther
Jun 29, 2018
Adriane McCoy
May 27, 2018
Stuart Rotblat
May 26, 2018
Nicole Hirst
8mi
Sep 30, 2017
Catalina Florez
Sep 22, 2017
Mike Fedz
May 28, 2017
Craig Polizzotto
such a great hike.
Mar 25, 2017
Mickael Chambaud

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  4.5 from 4 votes

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After getting to the summit, do most people just double back down the same way they come up? If I park my car at ASRC, and decide to descend the other side on Whiteface Landing Trail. Is there a shuttle or something that would take me to ASRC? Aug 6, 2018
I hiked this as an out and back, adding a hike up Esther Mountain as well. Not sure about any shuttle. Aug 7, 2018

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