Whiteface Landing

It's a 2.5 mile hike one way to Whiteface Landing. The trail starts at the left side of the trailhead parking area and soon climbs moderately away from the pond and the private camps on the pond before descending to the shore of the pond at 0.4 miles from the parking area.  

The trail is now flat along the shore before swinging left to a yellow gate that marks the start of state land. The road from here becomes much more gravel strewn and adds on a bit of elevation. The footing is a bit tough in spots due to the rocky terrain, but it's a rather quick hike back to Whiteface Landing.

Plan on spending 4 hours or more completing this hike.

Trailhead: From the intersection of Route 73 and Route 86, follow Route 86 toward Wilmington. Continue for 3.0 miles to the Whiteface Trailhead on the left. During the summer months and into the fall you can drive the Connery Pond Road back to the trailhead. If the gate is closed it will require you to park just up the road on Route 86 at one of two parking lots near the river.

Elevation: 1,860 feet 

Ascent: 195 feet

Trail Running

Whiteface Landing is an idyllic spot along the route to the summit of Whiteface Mountain. It's located at the northeast corner of Lake Placid lake and is an excellent running destination. Jump in the lake to cool off and enjoy the view!

Trailhead Directions: From the intersection of Route 73 and Route 86 in Lake Placid, follow Route 86 toward Wilmington. Continue for 3 miles to the Whiteface Mountain trailhead on the left. During the summer and into the fall you can drive the Connery Pond Road back to the trailhead. If the gate is closed it will require you to park just up the road on Route 86 at one of two parking lots near the river.

Trail Description: The trail starts at the left side of the trailhead parking area and soon climbs moderately away from the pond and the private camps on the pond before descending to the shore of the pond at 0.4 miles from the parking area.  

The trail is now flat along the shore before swinging left to a yellow gate that marks the start of state land. The road from here becomes much more gravel strewn and adds on a bit of elevation.

There is a four-way intersection near the landing where you will have to take a left and continue 0.1 miles to the lake. A dock is located at this point making for an excellent resting area.

Trail Conditions: This trail is mainly dry with only a couple of small wet areas. Some areas with loose rocks need to be avoided, but all-in-all it's a perfect trail for the intermediate runner or the beginner who wants to push themselves a bit.

Trail Format: Out and back

Trail Distance: 2.5 miles to the landing

Runner Recommendations: Intermediate

Approximate Time: Based on runner recommendation, plan on 3 hours round trip

Swimming

Walk through forest and rolling terrain to Whiteface Landing where you can sun, swim, or camp at Whiteface Brook lean-to.

Off Route 86
Lake Placid,
New York
(518) 946-2255
info@whitefaceregion.com
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