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Hiking at Whiteface

Come to Whiteface and get outside! We have hiking trails for all ability levels to get you and your family out on an Adirondack Adventure.

Check out our trails and find the right one for you!


West Branch Nature Trail

Beginner/Intermediate: 1.9 miles | 1.5 hours

This trail begins at the bottom of the Mixing Bowl lift and proceeds along the West Branch of the Ausable River, passing through hardwood forests, and open ski trails, returning to the base lodge via the beautiful Stag Brook Trail.

Stag Brook Falls Trail

Beginner/Intermediate: 0.5 miles | 0.5 hours

This trail begins behind the Base Lodge and proceeds up the Stag Brook, past a 25-foot waterfall. It is a short trail (1/2 mile) that eventually leads to open ski trails. This would be a good option for those who would like to hike up the mountain to gain a scenic vista.

Top of Gondola to Summit

Expert: 1.25 miles (one way) | 1.5 hours

There is a sign at the bottom of Paron’s Run indicating the trail to the summit. At the Summit Quad Terminal, hikers will find a steep narrow trail leading to the summit. Please remember that the last Gondola cabin leaves the top at 4:30. Ask any of our attendants at the top of the gondola for direction.

Nature Trail at the Summit Whiteface Veterans’ Memorial Highway

Intermediate: 0.2 miles (one way) | 0.25 hours

The trail begins at the top of Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway and proceeds to the summit. 1/5 of a mile in length climbing 257′ feet in elevation.

Top of Gondola to the Base

Intermediate: 2.5 to 3.0 miles (one way)  |  2 hours

There is no marked trail from the top. We recommend that guests hike Excelsior to the top of the Face Lift, and then follow that lift to the bottom. 2.5 to 3.0 miles long, loose gravel, not recommended for amateurs.

Bear Den Mountain Hike

Intermediate: 3.2 miles  | 2.5 hours

The hike begins in the Bear Den parking lot. The round trip hike is 3.2 miles, vertical 1,432 feet. The summit is an open rock with nice views. This is a moderate level hike, some experience recommended.

Flume Connector Trail

Beginner: 2.0 miles | 1 hour

Follow the West Branch of the Ausable River past a Great Blue Heron Rookery and Beaver pond. Great photo opportunities along the way. This round trip beginner trail links the Flume Trail System with the Whiteface Trail System.


Stay Tuned for 2021 Hiking Information

Cloudsplitter Gondola9:30 am5:00 pmTBDMonday, October 11, 2021
Disc Golf9:30 am5:00 pmTBDMonday, October 11, 2021
J. LOHR Café & Wine Bar9:00 am5:00 pmTBDMonday, October 11, 2021
Whiteface Veterans’ Memorial Highway8:45 am5:30 pmTBDMonday, October 11, 2021
4610′ Grill8:45 am5:30 pmTBDMonday, October 11, 2021
*Times and dates are subject to change.