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 below 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 water fall. 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 Trail begins at the top of Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway and proceeds to the summit. 1/5 of 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 Hike begins in the Bear Den parking lot. Round trip hike is 3.2 miles, vertical 1,432 feet. Summit is open rock with nice views. This is a moderate level hike, some experience recommended.