For a limited time only, save 30% on a year of AllTrails Pro!
Get Started
Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

Best trails in Wilmington Wild Forest

1,909 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Wilmington Wild Forest, New York? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, trail running trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 8 hard trails in Wilmington Wild Forest ranging from 2.6 to 16.1 miles and from 915 to 4,862 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Show more
Map of trails in Wilmington Wild Forest
Park information
Helpful links
Top trails (19)
#1 - Whiteface Mountain Summit Trail
Wilmington Wild Forest
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(449)
Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 6 h 12 m
As of July 2020, the visitor center and facilities are closed due to COVID19. A moderate loop that will take you from the Wilmington Trailhead over Marble Mountain to Esther (ADK High Peak at 4239 fShow more
#2 - Whiteface, Lookout and Esther Mountains
Wilmington Wild Forest
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(534)
Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 6 h 24 m
Wilmington Wild Forest is open for recreation: Year-round New York State Route 431 (NY 431) is open during June, July, August, September and October.Show more
#3 - Cobble Lookout
Wilmington Wild Forest
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(292)
Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
Please see the park page for up to date information: https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/88875.htmlShow more
#4 - The Flume Fall
Wilmington Wild Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(108)
Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
Great trail I'd rate as easy. The first half is mostly groomed trail and is level with a few inclines. Approaching the midway point brings less of a groomed trail and the inclines are steady and get tShow more
#5 - Esther Mountain from ASRC
Wilmington Wild Forest
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(81)
Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 4 h 25 m
Esther Mountain from ASRC is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wilmington, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of actShow more
#6 - Flume Knob
Wilmington Wild Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(103)
Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
Hike from route 86 to the flume knob Mostly up hill climb. Steeper by the knobShow more
#7 - West Branch Ausable River Falls
Wilmington Wild Forest
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(38)
Length: 0.2 mi • Est. 6 m
West Branch Ausable River Falls is a 0.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wilmington, New York that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarShow more
#8 - Whiteface Mountain from ASRC
Wilmington Wild Forest
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(22)
Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 4 h 53 m
Whiteface summit from the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC).Show more
#9 - Mount Esther Trail
Wilmington Wild Forest
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(19)
Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
This is a fun alternative bushwack climb to the top of Esther from the Whiteface Memorial Highway. This is a short but challenging winter climb up Mt. Esther from the Mt. Whiteface Memorial Highway. Show more
#10 - Ausable River Trail
Wilmington Wild Forest
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(24)
Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
Ausable River Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wilmington, New York that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activiShow more
Showing results 1 - 10 of 19