Adirondack High Peaks Hiking 

Throughout the Whiteface Region, visitors will find hiking trails for all levels of ability from rugged mountain adventurers to trekking families looking for the next vertical adventure along bubbling mountain streams, cascading waterfalls, and ancient rocky formations. 

Choose a Challenge that's right for you! 

Easy

Leftover from the melted glaciers that once carved out the valleys of the Adirondack Mountains, picturesque, refreshing ponds are present on many area hikes – the 4-mile trail leading to Owen, Copperas, and Winch Ponds is a local favorite. It features an easy grade hike and rewarding views of these striking bodies of water amidst a scenic mountain backdrop. 

Moderate

Head over to the Wilmington Wild Trails Systems, providing over 3 miles of trails at a moderate difficulty level – if you reach the highest point the system has to offer, you'll find yourself overlooking the Whiteface region valley.

Strenuous

If you seek a more challenging, but rewarding hike don't miss Whiteface Mountain, the 5th high peak of New York State. Offering several routes to the top - head in from Connery Pond or the Wilmington Trail and climb your way to the summit of this towering giant. On a clear day visitors can enjoy a view of Vermont's Green Mountains. 

Get close and stay close

Peruse the numerous Whiteface Region lodging options and book a basecamp for your fall hiking excursions. 

Whiteface Region Outdoor Recreation Map & Guide

Hiking Information

View our downloadable Outdoor Recreation Guide for trail information on hiking the high peaks region, printed copies are available at the Whiteface Mountain Regional Visitors Center and view a list of trails below. 

Whiteface Region Hiking Map 

 

Bear Den Mountain

Bear Den Mountain is one of those hidden peaks that gets very little attention, but should be high on everyone's list to check out. It's ...
Location: Wilmington, NY
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Beaver Brook Trails

The Beaver Brook Tract Trail Network is 6.6 miles of trails.Seven trails make up the Beaver Brook Tract at this time. These trails are a ...
Location: Wilmington, NY
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Bloomingdale Bog

Bloomingdale Bog has two entrances from which you can start, from the Bloomingdale side and the Saranac Lake side; you can do a two-car ...
Location: Bloomingdale, NY
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Catamount Mountain

Catamount Mountain in one of the more popular gems of the Whiteface Region and should not go unvisited by anyone. With its two open ...
Location: Wilmington, NY
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Cooper Kiln Pond

Cooper Kiln Pond lies in the valley between Morgan Mountain and Wilmington Peak. The pond sits nestled in the mountains with a somewhat ...
Location: Wilmington, NY
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Eagle Eyrie

Eagle Eyrie is a low peak at the north end of Lake Placid that offers a unique view of the Lake and the High Peaks. It can be ...
Location: Lake Placid, NY
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Esther Mountain

Esther is often climbed with Whiteface Mountain.Esther was named after Esther McComb who at the age of 15 made the first recorded ascent ...
Location: Wilmington, NY
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Flume Knob

The Flume Knob is another hidden gem in the Wilmington Region that should not go unmissed. Using the region's mountain biking trails as ...
Location: Wilmington, NY
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Flume Trail

The Flume Trail System is comprised of approximately 10.5 miles of trails open to mountain biking, hiking, cross country skiing, and ...
Location: Wilmington, NY
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Jay Mountain

For fans of open ridge hiking! Summits are a two-fer, with a western and an eastern one. They are joined by an extraordinary ...
Location: Jay, NY
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Monument Falls

Follow the path to, and along, the Ausable River for an easy trip suitable for small children.The Monuments commemorate the 50th, and ...
Location: Wilmington, NY
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Owen, Copperas and Winch Ponds

These three ponds are located in the Sentinel Range and offer excellent loop opportunities. There are two trails that lead into the area ...
Location: Wilmington, NY
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Poke-O-Moonshine

Poko for short is an excellent hike into the region and offers outstanding views from the open rock summit and even wider views from the ...
Location: Keeseville, NY
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Silver Lake Bog and Bluffs

This attractive little trail is off the main route to anywhere, but well worth the added effort to locate it. The trail is also found on ...
Location: Wilmington, NY
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Silver Lake Mountain

Silver Lake Mountain is a great "Bang for your Buck" destination. This short trail is perfect for the entire family and offers ...
Location: NY
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Stag Brook Falls

Stag Brook Falls is an excellent couple hours of hiking along an attractive brook with numerous waterfalls and cascades. Picnic benches, ...
Location: Wilmington, NY
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Whiteface Landing

Whiteface Landing is visited along the route to Whiteface Mountain, but makes for an excellent destination for all.Whiteface Landing ...
Location: Lake Placid, NY
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Whiteface Mountain

The views from Whiteface encompass all sides and include the Green Mountains of Vermont, the skyscrapers in Montreal on a very clear ...
Location: Wilmington, NY
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Wickham Marsh Wildlife Area

Overview:Wickham Marsh Wildlife Management Area encompasses 862 acres which has been compiled from two different land acquisitions from ...
Location: Keeseville, NY
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Wilmington Peak - Cooper Kiln Pond Approach

To approach Wilmington Peak from the south you should use this approach for the best direct access. From the trailhead the trail starts ...
Location: Wilmington, NY
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Wilmington Peak - Slide Approach

This approach is a very unique one, as it uses a slide track for the major portion of the ascent over 2130'. First and foremost, if you ...
Location: Wilmington, NY
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Cobble Ledge

Constructed in the fall of 2014, this new trail is sure to become very popular because it is only one mile with little climbing ...
Location: Wilmington, NY
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