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Whiteface Mountain Bike Park

Olympic Byway, State Rt. 86, near Wilmington in Essex County

Whiteface Mountain Bike Park has 27 diverse trails that range from hardcore expert only downhillers, to cruisers, to winding cross-country paths—something for every ability and riding style.

Whiteface also has the greatest vertical drop in the East, so there's a lot of room to roll here. From the summit of Little Whiteface, which you reach via a stunningly beautiful ride in the Cloudsplitter Gondola, trails are expert-only. Big bikes, helmets and full pads are the norm here. So are tight turns, big rocks and steep drops. Expect each run to take about 40 minutes. For intermediate and beginner riders, our shuttle bus, which runs twice an hour, will take you and your bike from the base up to a drop-off point where you can choose from a selection of trails that match your ability.

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Nearby Communities:Lake Placid
Closest Byway:Olympic Byway
Distance from Byway:on
Closest Route #:State Rt. 86
Months Occurring:may, june, july, august, september and october
Best Season:summer and fall
Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:yes
ADA Compliance:yes
Restroom Available:yes
Bus Parking:yes
URL:Whiteface Mountain Bike Park website


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