A number of current and aspiring 6er’s have asked for clarity regarding the summit of Scarface. For the purpose of completing Scarface to become a Saranac Lake 6er, the summit is located where the trail stops and there is a small disc on a tree.
The National Geographic Map for the area (shown below) accurately reflect the trail and summit and indicates that the trail is 3.4 miles long.
The DEC trailhead sign for Scarface also indicates that the trail is 3.4 miles long.
There is no view whatsoever from this true summit so it is understandable why many hikers stop and turn around where the partial views are located but if you want to avoid the Kiwassa Curse the true summit must be your destination.