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Whiteface Mountain

Wilmington, NY 12997
+1 518-946-7175
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Drive/hike to the top

Nice drive up to the so-called castle which is the starting point of the hike to the top with the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
retpanda
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Berkel en Rodenrijs, The Netherlands
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Nice short hike to the summit, secic drive up.

Beautiful views along the way, and nice to get out at the top and get to the summit. Beware that... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jim S
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Palmyra
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Whiteface may have made its name in winter, it has the highest vertical drop in the east, after all but it does summer pretty well too. The warmer months make Whiteface a natural setting for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels and ages, whether you're looking for an adrenaline rush or just an afternoon of beautiful views with your family. Take a hike along the Stag Brook Falls trail or Bear Den Mountain, play a round of Disc Golf and check out the area's most exhilarating, challenging Mountain Biking terrain. Or gather the family for an afternoon of taking it all in with a Scenic Cloudsplitter Gondola Ride to the summit of Little Whiteface. Drive the Whiteface Veteran's Memorial Highway to the summit, and lean into the Adirondack breeze as you marvel at the world below you.This well-known mountain offers exciting and scenic runs for skiers of all levels: Beginners do well on Easy Acres, which features its own ski school, novices and intermediates enjoy Little Whiteface, while experts head to the heart-pounding summit.
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Wilmington, NY 12997
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice drive up to the so-called castle which is the starting point of the hike to the top with the observatory. There are enough parking lots and everything looks well mantained. The hike up to the top starts with climbing some stairs but after you...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful views along the way, and nice to get out at the top and get to the summit. Beware that the "hike" has stone steps, followed by just large stones and boulders. Not a good place for blingy shoes or flip-flops!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a great activity for all ages especially if it’s a clear day. We all enjoyed it. Babies-60 something’s. We all made it to the top despite the broken elevator. Tevas or sneakers or hiking shoes are best. The rocks are slippery in spots....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The drive up Whiteface Mountain was included as part of the Olympic Passport package. Otherwise it can be a pricey drive, depending on how many passengers you have in your vehicle. Unfortunately, we had to use our pass on a day when the weather was...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

From the 4 corner stop in Wilmington, it’s about 8 miles to the top; an unending rise of about 8% all the way to the top. Great for cyclists except for the fact that you must pay $10 for the privilege of suffering the final...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend this adventure! The drive was crazy scenic, but my favorite part was walking the last 1/5 mile to the top

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Your olympic site passport covers the cost of admission to drive to the summit of Whiteface Mountain. From the parking area, its a relatively steep hike to the summit. Although there are some steps, it is very rocky so good shoes are a must. I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family is staying in Lake Placid this summer. We drove to the top of Whiteface on a beautiful 90mile visibility day. The incline up was about 8 degrees and was a comfortable drive. The way down was OK in low gear, no problems with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had purchased the Olympic Passports and a visit to Whiteface was included. It's a little bit of a drive out of town, but definitely worth it. We took the gondola ride up to the top of Little Whiteface and the views were absolutely incredible....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Be prepared for a toll (kids under 5 are free) and a short but interesting walk up the mountain for. Beautiful view. There are families, older adults that go up the path but be warned there are places you must walk on top of large...More

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Go2Wander
1 July 2018|
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Response from Mary S | Reviewed this property |
There is a trolley from town during the winter, not in the summer, though.
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Go2Wander
1 July 2018|
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Response from Kim M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry they wont let me post the link here. Just google whiteface mountain and directions.
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ReillyMeegs
1 March 2018|
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Response from NancyMiddletown | Reviewed this property |
A lady was (very annoyingly) talking to her work on her cell the whole time we were at the top. So I assume it was good.
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