Esther Mountain via Marble Mountain Rd

HARD 12 reviews
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Esther Mountain via Marble Mountain Rd is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near North Pole, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2729 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

blowdown

muddy

rocky

snow

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome last weekend of October to hit both Whiteface and Esther. 7 hours RT to complete. Very muddy but well worth to complete this extra peak on the way back from Whiteface.

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

This is the best way to hike both Whiteface and Esther. The parking for the ASRC trailhead is on the side of the road as indicated by looking at the GPS track. No registry. The first part of the hike is incredibly steep but is only 0.9 miles to get to the summit of Marble Mountain compared to 2.2 miles if you were to hike from the Wilmington Reservoir. The rest of the hike is very pleasant. The best part is when you get to the road and climb the giant boulders and ridgeline to the summit as drivers curiously watch on. Summit is filled with tourists and can be very annoying.

hiking
2 months ago

Did this hike in conjunction with Whiteface mountain. Look at my review on whiteface for more of a writeup.

By the way, this mountain has views just not from the summit. Just look around as you climb up and there are several views to see.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

An enjoyable day hike and great with our kids and dog. Got a little bit muddy between the peaks but there were logs to step on and we generally avoided getting too sloppy. Not much of a view from the top except of Whiteface at places. Contrary to much of what we read beforehand the trail was quite easy to follow, and well cared for, from beginning to end.

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7 months ago

hiking
Saturday, November 12, 2016

The trail begins by going up an old ski slope to the top of Marble Mountain. It branches off to the right just past the top of Marble Mountain and heads up to Lookout Mountain. After about a mile and a half there is a large cairn marking the separation of trails. Follow the sign at the cairn to the right and head to the top of Esther Mountain. The trails are marked in some areas but are very clearly defined. Great views of Whiteface Mountain along the way up.