Hiking in the Whiteface Region
Throughout the Whiteface Region, visitors will find hiking trails for all levels of ability, from rugged mountain adventurers to families looking for a fun adventure. Backcountry bodies of water, rocky summits with stunning views, and roaring waterfalls with accessible trails characterize this special slice of the Adirondack Park.
The High Peaks are beautiful, which means they're also extremely popular. Consider getting away from the crowds by tackling some of these lesser visited mountains and woods in the Whiteface Region. The views are just as nice! Trails part of the Wonders of Wilmington Hiking Challenge are a great alternative to taller summits, and they are just scratching the surface of the other trails you can choose from in the Whiteface Region.
Choose a trail that's right for you!
Left over from the melted glaciers that once carved out the valleys of the Adirondack Mountains, picturesque, refreshing ponds are present on many area hikes – the trails leading to Owen, Copperas, and Winch Ponds are local favorites. This is an easy grade hike, with rewarding views of these striking bodies of water amidst the scenic mountains of the Sentinel Range Wilderness.
Silver Lake Mountain ascends a moderate grade over the 1 mile to its summit, but the shortness of the hike, combined with its spectacular views of Whiteface, makes this a worthwhile walk. Stick with the silver theme, and check out Silver Lake Bog and Bluffs, a short ways from the mountain.
If you seek a more challenging but rewarding trek, don't miss hiking Whiteface Mountain, the 5th highest mountain in New York. Whiteface, along with Esther Mountain, are part of the 46 High Peaks, so you're likely to see other hikers along the way. With several established routes to the top, there isn't a bad option here, but it's important to plan ahead and know your route. On a clear day visitors can enjoy a view of Vermont's Green Mountains, Lake Champlain, and even catch a glimpse of the skyscrapers in Montreal.