Wilmington to Whiteface Mountain Trail #82
ElevationAscent: 3,578' 1,090 m
Descent: -33' -10 m
High: 4,853' 1,479 m
Low: 1,309' 399 m
GradeAvg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 42% (23°)
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“A strenuous trail leading to the summit of Whiteface Mountain.”— John Maurizi
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