We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Whiteface Mountain

Wilmington, NY 12997
+1 518-946-7175
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Excellent hike that kicked our butts!

Scenic, challenging, steep hike, but the views are worth it. The climb starts right away, with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laura W
Lovely views

If you came all the way to Lake Placid, you should go see the mountain. It's lovely, the views are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
vaverine
,
Calgary, Canada
Read all 988 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gondola ride” (70 reviews)
“weather station” (15 reviews)
LOCATION
Wilmington, NY 12997
CONTACT
Website
+1 518-946-7175
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (988)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 949 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Scenic, challenging, steep hike, but the views are worth it. The climb starts right away, with switchbacks because it is so steep, and does not really level off. Be prepared for a physical challenge! Great views on top.

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you came all the way to Lake Placid, you should go see the mountain. It's lovely, the views are great, lots of space to run around. Be aware the gondola has strange hours in the fall (between summer hiking and winter skiing seasons). Definitely...More

Thank vaverine
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there over the Labour Day week-end. Like my title says on a clear day you can see forever. The weather was amazing, the people were so friendly. The people at the entrance honoured my friend who is a Gulf war (Canadian) veteran, and...More

Thank betty72017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect views, so pretty. We all got some beautiful pics. Perfect hike up the summit. Grandma on the other hand did not hike up to the summit she stayed at base of the castle and got some beautiful pictures as well. We had to wait...More

Thank shari a
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very happy that they thought of veterans and allow them in for free. It is a beautiful area to visit and worth the money to go up and see the gorgeous view.

Thank SHARON S
Reviewed 1 week ago

On Saturday we took the ride up Veteran's Memorial Highway. The views on the way up were spectacular and, on a smaller scale, reminiscent of Rocky Mountain National Park. At the end of the highway is a parking lot with restrooms and a cafe. From...More

1  Thank Chuck R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trip to white face mountain went well. Went after 1pm and was much warmer than earlier. Picked a day with a great view. Some said they could see Montreal from there.

Thank MKevinJackson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We returned to Whiteface this fall for the first time in probably 25-30 years (first visit for my husband). Seeing the beauty in these mountains never gets old... It is well worth paying the entrance fee to take the drive up and see the view....More

Thank jmt1177
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't say enough good things about the experience of driving up most of Whiteface Mountain and completing the remaining quarter mile climb to the summit. We had perfect weather . . . When the helpful staff at the gate said that today had 90...More

1  Thank Tom B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I Went to whiteface for oktoberfest, it is beautiful this time of year, and the staff is very nice. I went up in the gondola and the views are beautiful up there! The staff, especially charlie was very welcoming and helpful

Thank Jasmine T
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Up A Creek
80 reviews
1.60 km away
The Country Bear Bakery and Diner
100 reviews
.43 km away
Adirondack Chocolates
20 reviews
.91 km away
Little Super Market- DELI
75 reviews
.22 km away
Nearby Attractions
Santa's Workshop
189 reviews
3.35 km away
High Falls Gorge
448 reviews
6.81 km away
Adirondack Wildlife Refuge
139 reviews
1.62 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Lauren S
5 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Reilly G | Property representative |
Whiteface Mountain and the Memorial Highway closed yesterday 10/9/17. Winter preparations are under way!
0
Votes
Samantha B
20 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Reilly G | Property representative |
The Whiteface Memorial Highway closes on October 9th. While the weather down below can be 50 degrees the weather changes significantly as you ascend the mountain. The weather up top is typically much colder and the... More
0
Votes
Elisha W
13 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from lizzitish2 | Reviewed this property |
Lots of info already given. If I wasn't driving, I would call to see if taxi service was available. Looking down from the top, I wouldn't recommend skiing or hiking from the summit to the gondola. And I agree with Kurt F... More
0
Votes