Elevation

4,865 ft / 1,483 m

#5 in New York

#29,537 in United States

Prominence

3,110 ft / 948 m

#3 in New York

#327 in United States

Summits

197 summits

#8 in New York

#68 in United States

Top climbing months

August   16%

July   14%

June   12%

Most climbed route

Atmospheric Sciences Research Center to Wilmington Trail

10.6 mi • 3,622 ft gain

Highlights

  • Whiteface Mountain is the 5th highest mountain in the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains.
  • Set apart from most of the other High Peaks, the summit offers a 360-degree view featuring the Adirondacks.
  • Home to a ski area with the highest vertical drop in the eastern United States (3430 feet).
  • Unique among the High Peaks, Whiteface features a developed summit and a seasonal motor road almost to the summit.
  • Whiteface Castle, built with granite excavated during the road construction, dominates the summit area.
  • A tunnel into the core of the mountain leads to an elevator which rises 276 feet to the summit.
  • For these reasons, Whiteface is sometimes called the "sacrificial lamb" of the Adironondacks, but great hiking trails lead to its summit.
37 summits • 10.6 mi • 3,622 ft gain • 7 hr 59 min
25 summits • 11.7 mi • 4,012 ft gain • 7 hr 7 min
1 summit • 6.2 mi • 48 ft gain • 3 hr 5 min
1 summit • 9.7 mi

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