One route for Rocky Peak Ridge is to start from the east at the US 9 trailhead, going up and over Blueberry Cobbles, then Bald Peak and then along the open ridge to the summit. It's a very long hike to do in ideal conditions, let alone in the snow. We started at Roaring Brook trail head went up to Giant then over to Rocky Peak Ridge, then over to Bald Mtn and Blueberry Cobbles, then to route 9 where our dropped car was. Again we will rest and admire the views then head back to the way we came to the Ridge … And the viewing spot was even better on the way back. file_download GPX/KML . The Ridge Trail to Giant Summit: 3 miles (3050' ascent)3 hours Round trip traverse to Rocky Peak Ridge: 2.6 miles (1400' ascent) 2 hours Total trip: 8.6 miles (4650' ascent) 8 hours. The climb is 0.4 miles down with a steep, steep decline that was muddy, slippery and seemed never-ending. so we again stayed in Lake Placid. Will I make it to hitting all 46 of them. The trail will take you over Mason Mt. GPX; KML 12.4 mi. We set out to climb Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge, via the Ridge Trial (also known as the Zander Scott Trail) just 0.2 miles from Chapel Pond, adding one more peak towards my 46, Rocky Peak Ridge. Aspiring 46ers! This is a moderate out and back trail to Rocky Peak Ridge in Adirondack Park. about 11 months ago. The traverse between Giant Mountain and Rocky Peak Ridge ranks among the nicest hikes in the Adirondacks. Viewing ledge at 2.3. I would for sure have spikes with you. Some days she gives you all the beauty and happiness you could ask for. Hamlin Ridge Trail climbs to Hamlin Peak, which tops off at 4,756 feet above sea level and is one of Katahdin’s lesser peaks. The Great Ridge is arguably the most walked ridge line in England, connecting the summits of Lose Hill (476 m) and Mam Tor (517 m) whilst dividing the grit stone Dark Peak to the North and the limestone dales to the South.With the addition of Win Hill it makes for a spectacular and challenging Peak District hiking adventure. Van Hoevenberg Hike; Mt. Région: Adirondack, région de Saint-Huberts, NY, EU Altitude: Giant 1410 m, 4627pi. I had planned to hike via the East Trail (New Russia) described as a “very challenging route” but heavy rains the days proceeding I decided to take the more cautious route via Rock Roaring Brook Trail to Giant (the same as I did last summer). Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM EDT. The views are also far more diverse throughout your journey. The hike between these two mountains was short but steep, and had us pretty winded. Keeping my fingers crossed for some good karma in the mean time. Shorter, less steep overall and more importantly, a trail I’m familiar with. Others hike through from Route 73 to Route 9 (or from Route 9 to Route 73) by spotting a car. As I went down I was forced to confront what it would be like to come back up! It is recommended to begin at the south of the trail so you can complete the highest climb first, as some parts are quite steep, it is advised to bring hiking poles. We took our summit photos but wasted no time as we planned to continue on to Rocky Peak Ridge. Rocky Peak Ridge: completed 07/04/2014, total distance 9.2 miles, hike time: 10 hrs, elevation 4420, order of height 20 We’ll see how it goes. Giant was one of my favorite hikes thus far! Not sure. The descent off of Giant and toward Rocky Ridge was REALLY steep. Hiking the High Peaks you begin to develop a relationship with “her”. ... With the leaves and the nice weather, we wanted an open ridge hike. Not all ADK 46 hikes I ever plan to visit again – but this peak is one that I’ll have to make the trek at least once more. Any hike here will be a moderate-difficult hike. What looks like solid trail may suck your foot in. The rest of the weekend brought sun, kayaking, fireworks (yes our hotel was directly next to the water) and a trip to Ausable Chasm on the way home. Hiking boots are necessary for this hike. We were set to … Soon it will begin climbing steadily to the summit of Rocky Peak at 5.4 miles. Rocky Peak, while above 4,000 feet, does not count as a 46er given that its prominence is not great enough to distinguish it as a unique peak. This is usually when the route is free of snow and ice, and provides the best chance for a safe summit. You'll have superb scenery to motivate you, however, and while Giant Mountain offers great Feel free to bypass Blueberry Cobble on the right, or follow the yellow trail to the left, which takes you over Blueberry Cobble and provides some views of the Boquet Valley and the Dix Range before shortly returning to again merge with the red trail at 2.3 miles. He was only 14 years old. The parking lot in New Russia, New York can be less crowded than the parking for Giant Mountain on the other terminus of the Rocky Peak Ridge, making this a good choice for a weekend hike. Rocky Peak Ridge via East Trail . Eventually, I made it down towards the Washbowl, and spotted some very young hikers—toddlers!—out with their parents for a day hike. We aimed to leave the campground at 5 but by the time we packed everything up (lazily shoved everything in the car)… Skip to content. A boot photo with the survey pin atop Rocky Peak Ridge. I’m guessing the clouds and previous days rain had something to do with it. Jo; High Peaks Photo Tour; Thurman/Warrensburg; Views from Giant Mountain Trail; Indian Head / Ausable Lake; Algonquin Hike; Santanonis Hike; Marcy Brook/Dam; Mt. The hike offers beautiful forested hiking as well as fun, easy rock scrables with open views of the surrounding mountains. Yeah the mud was sneaky. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. 34 School St, Lake Placid, New York 12946. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. With the Great Range hike just five days prior, time just didn’t allow to prepare for a different hike. STATE: New York TOWN: Keene DESTINATION: Giant Mountain, Rocky Peak Ridge ELEVATION: 4625 Feet Giant SUMMIT COORDINATES: N44 09.668' W73 43.218' TRAIL: Zander Scott Trail, East Trail DISTANCE:8.5 miles ELEVATION GAIN: 3005 feet HIKING TIME: 4 hours 13 minutes SEASON: Late Summer DATE: August 19, 2013 WEATHER: 80 degrees, humid, clear PARKING: From route 87 take … You descend quite steeply (800′) and into the col between Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge. And the summit. Peaks 3 and 4 - Giant Mountain and Rocky Peak Ridge near Keene, NY. A traverse of Rocky Peak Ridge from Chapel Pond on Route 73 to New Russia on Route 9. This is a 6+ mile one way hike. Distance one way: 6.7 miles to the summit of Rocky Peak Ridge via East Trail; Rocky Peak Ridge is the 20th highest mountain in the Adirondacks; Follow Leave No Trace principles; Parking. Look to your right, and you’ll see Lake Bierstadt and Sprague Lake down below. This road can be driven in 2wd but it will take a long time. Hike Time: 8 hrs (35 min from Giant to Rocky) Weather. ROCKY PEAK SUMMIT. It’s also a grueling one because the elevation gain is substantial compared to its relatively short mileage; the total elevation gain for this hike checks in at a healthy 5,300 feet. Our plan this time was to climb Giant Mountain and if possible, Rocky Peak Ridge. The traverse between Giant Mountain and Rocky Peak Ridge ranks among the nicest hikes in the Adirondacks. But just like a jilted lover – you know “she” may or may not deliver, regardless of all that sweat and toil. Other than the elevation gain itself, the trickiest part is finding the trailhead, which is obscured by a small hill and bushes on the side of Highway 50, where the trail begins. I’m a 30 something living in the metropolis of Burlington, Vermont. The previous nights rain made it wet but great little creatures all over:). Fait inusité, aucun sentier ne permet de rejoindre directement son sommet. It was cool, a little breezy but clear skies up over the 3 smaller summits and onto the ridge to the summit of Rocky. Grew up on edge of the Adirondack’s and set packing for six years to the beauty of Montana after high school, to care-free NYC for a couple of years (yeah I didn’t last long – I’m not a lifer) and now in Vermont and settling some roots down. This is my second hike that I have brought this trail snack on. Wrong. The views of Giant Mountain, the Great Range, Dix Mountain Wilderness, Lake Champlain and Vermont are spectacular and well worth the 1.2 mile hike from just below the summit of Giant. It’s also a grueling one because the elevation gain is substantial compared to its relatively short mileage; the total elevation gain for this hike checks in at a healthy 5,300 feet. So the summit of Giant was not so impressive. "A perfect day to hike up Rocky Peak via the New Russia trail head! As we got closer, however, the goats didn't move. Along the way, the bag gets shaken, heated, and mashed. Usually more impressive but cloud cover was giving me just a tease. Also, being a solo hiker I do my research and spend lots of time with various trail descriptions, forums and maps. I saw more than one hiker nearly bite it on the mud and wet rocks. The trail begins through a level, though mostly grown-in field, crossing a stream and then continuing on and upwards to its first view at 1.6 miles. But the clouds weren’t giving me any great views. I hiked the Fire Road portion of this Trail as a link between the Los LlajasTrail and the Chumash Trail. Bear Peak is a demanding 7.4-mile hike (round trip) through the broad meadows of South Mesa, up through the rocky trail of shadow canyon, to the granite summit with sweeping 360 degree views of the Colorado Front Range. The shortest hike to Rocky Peak takes Rocky Peak Trail from Rocky Peak Road through Rocky Peak Park. It was something that started to worry my dad because we had planned to come back up and over Giant Mtn to get home after reaching the summit of Rocky Ridge. At 4.4 km into the hike, the trees start to thin and get smaller and smaller. Side trip to Rocky Peak Ridge. Great day if hiking!" From the summit to the col, the trail drops nearly 900' in about a half mile. Menu Home; Blog; 46ers; Southwest; ontario; July 30, 2018 July 30, 2018 emilyescapes Leave a Comment on Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge (4 and 5) Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge (4 and 5) Monday June 25th, 2018. Heureusement, Rocky Peak a beaucoup à offrir! As one of the best trails in Rocky Mountain National Park, Loch Lake is an excellent moderate challenge that’s jam-packed with views. Optional turn around points at 3/4, 1 3/4, or 2.4 mile points, all with nice views. I stayed the rest of the weekend on Saranac Lake with some friends. While I got just a glimpse, it was breathe taking with 360 degrees of high peak beauty (even though my point and shoot camera isn’t really built for cloud conditions). Mileage: 8.5 Miles up and back Parking area and Directions 44.138463,-73.743850. The Zander Scott trail departs from Rt 73- easy trail access! Rocky Peak Ridge Trail Conditions and Trip Reports are crowdsourced from many hiking websites across the Internet. I’m just starting to hike the ADK High Peaks again and want to document that journey. The last 2 miles coming back down were extremely slippery as well due to all of the wet leaves on the ground as it had rained the day before. I was supremely impressed they had made it up to the ledge, 700 feet above the car park (there might have been some parental lift involved at times). Another 400' must be gained before reaching Rocky Peak Ridge. This is an out-and-back so when you’ve hiked half as long as you want to go, then turn around. Most of the trail is open rock slabs with little to nothing to hold onto. clock. And, as I figured, Ashley (who turned 9 on May 13), was the best hiker in the group. Hike Time: 8 hours. It's a very rocky, steep streambed. By this time, it was 3:30pm and we were realizing that we were not making good time. Considered a challenging hike, particularly on hot days, but also seen as one of the best hikes in the Adirondack High Peaks for peak fall foliage, Rocky Peak Ridge is a pretty climb with some steep ups and downs, and is often done in conjunction with Giant, as it adds a little over 2.5 miles to include Giant in the trip. We planned to hike up Giant Mountain and then depending on time, as we had to drive back that night and wanted to be off the mountain before dark, hike Rocky Peak Ridge. From here, you’ll climb through a meadow to the top of Rocky Peak Ridge at 6.7 miles. We appreciate you supporting our small business during this uncertain time. If you haven't already signed up, join our email list for updates on new products in our online store and other ADK-related content. Giant summit. While I prepare for hitting the trailhead these two keep me company. But some strong winds lifted for great views – even if my camera isn’t built for the cloudy conditions to do it justice. This is a difficult one way trail in Adirondack Park. Hike Pyramid Peak via Rocky Canyon. ADK 46-rs and beyond. The trail from Rocky Peak Ridge to our car was another 6.8 miles (11 km), and we didn't want to be hiking in the dark! While the climbing makes for a challenging run, there is a great deal of open ridge running on this route, and the views are early, often, and expansive in both directions. We had the opportunity to stay at an amazing vacation home of a friend of Scott’s (thanks Ted!) Loch Lake Hike. Giant Mountain & Rocky Peak Ridge - Giant Mountain Wilderness - 1/10/13 When it's a powder day, I get the urge to grab my skis, but when the forecast calls for full sun and light winds, I start thinking of the mountains. Read the comments on alltrails for each hike. Giant Mountain as seen from Big Slide. Starting from the Evening Sky Dr. Trailhead it's ten miles in total. Loch Lake itself is quite stunning, and a great spot to have a picnic and snap some photos. The junction with the trail to Rocky Peak Ridge is just shy of the summit of Giant and only 1.2 miles. We will hike to the top of Giant first, relax a bit, eat, take in the scenery then head back down for about .1 of a mile before veering off to Rocky Peak Ridge. By the time I eat the large marshmallows, they … The hike offers beautiful forested hiking as well as fun, easy rock scrables with open views of the surrounding mountains. I believe the route to Haiyaha and the rock scramble to Sky Pond can be a bit tricky if it's snowy or icy. pin. Most people do a loop now, and return via the col to Giant, and then back down to Chapel Pond. Just off of Big Moose Road and right around the corner from the Moss Lake Loop, the 5.5 mile trail around Cascade Lake is full of old forest, lake views (best from the old camp), a 40-ft waterfall, and even some history. Rocaterra Ridge is a 7-mile hike in Kananaskis Country. Then on to an easy-to-moderate ascent (600′) up to the summit of Rocky Peak Ridge. These posts have been tagged with Rocky Peak Ridge NY, or … Colden Hike; Nippletop Hike; Mt. Rocky Peak est la 20e plus haute montagne des Adirondacks. Liz and I hiked up Giant Mountain via the Ridge Trail, hiked down the back of Giant and over the ridge to Rocky Peak Ridge before turning back. This is a 6+ mile one way hike. terrain. The section from Giant to RPR is very steep and challenging sections to descend. Viewing spot and a nice chance for a rest even if the clouds didn’t look to promise a good view at the summit. Rocky Peak is a panoramic 2,715-foot summit on the border between Los Angeles and Ventura counties in the Santa Susana Mountains. - I took a bunch of pictures, got out of the wind which was whipping at 20-25 mph, refueled and relayered before heading back over to Giant and down to the car. The hike up the Rocky Peak track is a moderate climb, but is significantly easier and shorter than the Roys Peak track. I was surprised for the 4th of July there were so few people – compared to the high traffic I saw last year. Overview. Rise: 4,436 ft (2 Peaks) Facebook. Giant and Rocky Peak via the Ridge Trail. The Great Ridge is arguably the most walked ridge line in England, connecting the summits of Lose Hill (476 m) and Mam Tor (517 m) whilst dividing the grit stone Dark Peak to the North and the limestone dales to the South.With the addition of Win Hill it makes for a spectacular and challenging Peak District hiking adventure. Dogs: No Calories: Around 1100 (for the full distance) However, the weather in the alpine can change quickly and drastically, so check with a Visitor Center for an alpine weather forecast before starting the hike. This trail goes by Ridge Lookout, Giant Washbowl, Roaring Brook Lookout, Giant East Slide Lookout, Rocky Peak Ridge, Marie Louise Pond, Dickerson Notch, Bald Peak, and Hedgehog Notch. On our most recent hike up to Quandary Peak we came face to face with a family of mountain goats. Coordonnées: N44.161300 W073.720400 (Giant); N44.154400 W073.705500 (Rocky Peak) Date: 1 octobrebre 2005 Température: 10º à 20ºC Distance totale: 13.2 km. The Ridge Trail to Giant Summit: 3 mi Ascent: 3050′ High Peak Rank: 12 Elevation: 4,626′ Rocky Peak Ridge from Giant: 1.3 mi, 2.6 mi RT Ascent: 1400′ ascent High Peak Rank: 20 Elevation: 4,390′ Total Distance: 8.6 miles RT Time with stops: ~8 hrs Total Vertical Gain: 4150' The trail from west to east (click image to enlarge) Posted by Telemarkmike at 10:16 PM. Weekly Rocky Peak Trail Hike 5.3 round trip miles of interesting rock formations and great valley views – that’s the most basic description of the Rocky Peak Trail. Lots of exposed rock slabs. The road will end at Argentine Pass Trailhead with a parking lot big enough for 15-20 cars so make sure to get there early if hiking on a weekend. Peaks 3 and 4 - Giant Mountain and Rocky Peak Ridge near Keene, NY. The hike is a little shorter that way and my dad still wasn’t convinced I could handle an 11 hour hike. This is a difficult one way trail in Adirondack Park. We planned to get an early start and were at the trail head by 7:30. 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