And, as I figured, Ashley (who turned 9 on May 13), was the best hiker in the group. 8 hours, boom - sounds like fun. Rocky Peak Ridge was like that for me. Our … Going down Giant actually felt harder than going up. Just finished rehabing off total knee replacement surgury that kept her out of climbing for over one year. Be careful with the plateaus because the yellow spraypaint markers can be easily missed with the sun beaming down. The gloves come in handy and you must depend on the trees. The Ridge Trail climbs quickly and steadily to Giant Mountain (4,626 feet) via the Washbowl, a small pond less than a mile from the trailhead. This trail is on open rock on half its length and offers many spectacular viewpoints. Stats. 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. It's a very sharp descent. No views from either peak due to fog, and it was extremely cold and windy at the top, so being layers! EASY 2.9 mi. Hey armchair travellers! Tim Dubois (mavs0), age: 35 Avid Adirondack Hiker with over 20 Adirondack summits to his credit. Rare warm day in November. It was a very interesting transition. At .5 miles we reached a nice lookout out that looks down to the trailhead area and Chapel Pond. Going back to Giant was the hardest part of this whole trail. The Ridge Trail climbs quickly and steadily to Giant Mountain (4,626 feet) via the Washbowl, a small pond less than a mile from the trailhead. It was a busy day in the high peaks for sure! It was a cloudy morning, but the views were still great. We will be hiking most Once back at the giant summit, I caught my breath for 5-10 minutes. Rocky Peak Ridge Traverse - Chapel Pond to New Russia - 5/2/15 Leesa and I had been kicking around doing another Rocky Peak Ridge traverse. Finally at 4:10 we hit the trail register. Has set a personal goal to become a 46er by the age of 15. 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. The summit was crowded (10-15 others) so we only spent about 20 minutes there. This is the next destination. I made some oatmeal and hot chocolate, and enjoyed the view. I recorded 8.1 miles and 6.5 hours of moving time. Nice trip report. The normal route for Rocky Peak Ridge is to start from the E up and over Blueberry Cobbles and Bald Peak and then along the open ridge to the summit. A day hike in and out to Rocky Peak Ridge and Giant Mt. Tall boots too if you go on a day after it rains or snows. I plan to add an in-depth route description, in addition to current trail conditions. Another approach is to climb up Giant first from the W or N and then head over on the ridgeline E to this peak. The trail has several switchbacks until you reach the slides. Notify me of new posts via email. Bald Peak 12.5 mi route. Note the Wilmington Trail on the far right side, just left of Esther. The normal route for Rocky Peak Ridge is to start from the E up and over Blueberry Cobbles and Bald Peak and then along the open ridge to the summit. This summit is the actual start of the summit ridge. Elevation: 4,420 feet; Elevation gain: 4,700 feet via East Trail; Distance one way: 6.7 miles via East Trail; Rocky Peak Ridge is the 20th highest mountain in the Adirondacks Rocky Peak Ridge and Giant Mt. 5. Views are fairly steady as you move into and out of the wooded areas. Finally, after 3.2 hours of hiking, I reached the wiiiindy summit. 2. At 2.8 miles, a trail splits to the left that traverses over to the adjacent high-peak (ROCKY PEAK RIDGE). Total Duration: ~8.5 Hours. Giant Mountain & Rocky Peak Ridge via the Ridge Trail 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. 16 summits • 10.7 mi • 5,222 ft gain • 10 hr 6 min. I then headed back to the trail intersection and towards Rocky. Wind were pretty steady at 35-45 MPH. Done. Very clearly marked. Giant and Rocky Peak via Ridge Trail Adirondack46er.com completed a day hike of Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge in the Giant Mountain Wilderness Area on 20 June 2009. Our group began at the Chapel Pond trailhead on Route 73 in Keene Valley, NY and hiked the Ridge Trail 3.0 miles in to Giant Mountain, an ascent of 3,050 ft. Leaving the summit, the trail descends into Dickerson Notch, then it begins a long climb along the ridge to the top of the 4,060-foot Rocky Peak at 5.4 miles. The ridge led to the base of Giant, and the climbing was very very steep and difficult, often straight up slides. A spectacular trail from New Russia involves eight waterless miles and … With the nice weather and good trail conditions, we chose the latter. There was a lot of open rock that was tricky to navigate going down into the col. We did reach a section of the trail which had a little lookout of a slide on RPR which was pretty cool. We expect wind gusts of up to 50-55 MPH on the summit. YOU MUST BRING GLOVES! Rocky Peak Ridge and Giant via East Trail. I stayed about 35 minutes and had the summit to myself the whole time. The spine of the Green Mounains in Vermont stretches north to south on the horizon. 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. There are two usual routes to the summit, either from the west or east, both on trail. Klahhane Ridge via Switchback Trail - 3.4 Miles Round-Trip Klahhane Ridge connects the east face of Mount Angeles (6,454') and jagged spires of Rocky Peak (6,218'). For our first ever video uploaded under the new Onwards and Upwards name, we share with you our hike to Rocky Peak Ridge. Snow and ice visible off trail but none on trail. Rocky Peak Ridge from New Russia is a 13 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near New Russia, New York that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. ... We kept moving. The road is also known as Trail Ridge Road/Beaver Meadow National Scenic Byway.. Rocky Peak Ridge To get to Rocky Peak you will have to backtrack 0.1 miles to an intersection where there is a marked trail to the mountain. 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). Rocky Peak Ridge trail from NY Route 9. Big Brother doesn't care about you. 0 ¼ ½ 1 KilometersMarch 2018 Giant Mountain - East Trail via Rocky Peak Ridge East Trail in Giant Mountain Wilderness extends 6.7 miles and ascends 3,600 feet from the trailhead on Route 9 to the 4,420-foot summit of Rocky Peak Ridge and its 360- d egr vi w. We were the only ones there, so after adding to the impressive cairn on the summit, we took a few photos, enjoyed to impressive views and began the taxing route back over to Giant. Rocky Peak Ridge was like that for me. Gert hikes along a clifftop. She was the trail leader the whole way and was the least fatiqued at the end of the day. Not for the faint of heart. IDK why but it did for me. For example, theAconcagua mountain page has the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits' asparents and is a parent itself to many routes, photos, and Trip Reports. Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge (via the ridge trail), "Guess what? The view, which were slightly obscured by the haze were expansive. 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. The col is short, quiet and nice. The best way to tackle this is to do it like Cascade and Porter. The real views of this hike start there. The uppermost ski slopes of Whiteface, 17 miles north, as seen from Rocky Peak Ridge. Once you reach about 7400' the vegetation thins out considerably and it becomes pretty typical for the area, with a mix of trees, shrubs, fairly loose and rocky soil, crumbly rock, and scattered boulders. Starting from parking area on Rte 9. While most people hike Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge as a loop from Chapel Pond, we had read that the hike from Rocky Peak Ridge out via the East Trail to New Russia is "probably the best hike in all of the Adirondacks" (ADK High Peaks Region Guide and several websites). Just below the summit of Giant, a sign marks a junction and the trail toward Rocky Peak Ridge, 1.2 miles across the ridge. © 2006-2020 SummitPost.org. DIFFICULT 7.1 mi. Has over 8 summits to her credit and she summited her first 4000'er at age 6. Parents refers to a larger category under which an object falls. Download its GPS track and follow the itinerary on a map. Nick Dubois, Age 11 Tim & Katie's son. Once down from Giant, Rocky is very manageable going up. These were my first 46ers. We avoided a jagged section of ridge. Overall though, one of my favorite high peak hikes I've done so far. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. A great starting point for open ridge hiking. Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park's heavily traveled highway to the sky, inspired awe before the first motorist ever traveled it. Coordonnées: N44.161300 W073.720400 (Giant); N44.154400 W073.705500 (Rocky Peak) Date: 1 octobrebre 2005 Température: 10º à 20ºC 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). RPR had most of the westerly views of Giant’s peak, but then also a clear line of sight in every other direction as well. On a baby blue summer day, these would be great hikes. The trail went down pretty steeply. Our group began at the Chapel Pond trailhead on Route 73 in Keene Valley, NY and hiked the Ridge Trail 3.0 miles in to Giant Mountain, an ascent of 3,050 ft. ; Rocky Peak 1347m, 4420pi. Trail Map | … It’s 6 miles to Giant, round trip. A nice challenging hike on one of Barney's less prominent routes with overnight packs. It was steep, wet, and fun. Another approach is to climb up Giant first from the W or N and then head over on the ridgeline E to this peak. Rocky Peak Ridge is the twentieth highest peak in the High Peaks Region of the Adirondack Park of New York, United States.The name of the mountain is due to its geology, a rocky ridge to the east of the better known Giant Mountain.The long, bare ridge is unusual in the Adirondacks; it resulted from the last great forest fire in the region, in 1913. Planning the same route this week and wanted a quick and dirty summary which you provided splendidly! Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Région: Adirondack, région de Saint-Huberts, NY, EU Altitude: Giant 1410 m, 4627pi. The next 1.2 miles moves along this rather long summit ridge with the trail alternating between steeper and moderate sections. Going down Rocky was very easy IMO. ... May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. I was happy that there was no wind, as I’ve read that this peak can get pretty gusty. The ridge led to the base of Giant, and the climbing was very very steep and difficult, often straight up slides. After a few minor bumps the path descends to the outlet of Mary Louise Pond at 6.1 miles. It's likely (depending on how we feel) that we will traverse over to Rocky Peak Ridge and bag that summit as well. 1 summit • 12.5 mi • 4,154 ft gain • 11 hr 24 min. Rocky Peak Ridge September 6, 2016. A light icy coating started to develop on the slides as the elevation increased, but I didn’t need the micro spikes...yet. It only took us about 35 minutes to travel the 1.2 miles down giant and up Rocky. The summit of Giant Mountain is just around the corner, and the views are fantastic. I threw my boot at her, but in my weakened state, missed her by a mile. Conditions were mostly sunny, with some high haze and about 70 degrees. Rocky Peak Ridge 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. (1), A Cautionary Tale of Hiking with Your Older Dog - Rocky Peak Ridge Traverse, Giant’s West Side Story: Bottle, Diagonal, Question Mark and Tulip Slides. The washbowl is a small mountain pond that collects run-off from the mountain, very scenic. The most difficult part was the decent down giant and then back up on the way back mostly due to the water/mud and how steep it is. I headed back to the intersection, down the slides, and back out to the trailhead. 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. No bugs at all, which was a pleasant surprise. A short way down there is a trail off to the left to go out to the East Slide Lookout. Much better than the Giant Mountain trail past the falls. The day turned out to … September 18, 2017 September 18, 2017 / wintercow20. The Ridge trail is steep and rocky, you will gain 3000 ft of elevation over 3 miles. If you’re looking to access one of the best views Massanutten has to offer via your own two feet, look no further than the Massanutten Ridge Trail. This is a difficult one way trail in Adirondack Park. All images are property of adktrailtalesandtails and may only be used with express permission. Dan Dubois, Age 37 First Adirondack High Peak attempt, but has hiked in Arcadia N.P (Maine). The road is also known as Trail Ridge Road/Beaver Meadow National Scenic Byway.. TONS of mud, especially descending giant and heading to Rocky. My buddy Jim and I had been eyeballing another, much more interesting and challenging route. My boyfriend and I loved it though, and thought it was a great challenge see. The views were beautiful and I had a few minutes alone at the summit before another pair of hikers arrived. I spent about 25 minutes at the summit. The ridge is the hilly line on the left-hand side of this photo. Round Trip Distance: ~10 miles. Muddy between the peaks. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Overall awesome time though!! This is a unique trail condition in the Adirondack. The best way to tackle this is to do it like Cascade and Porter. Thank you. Follow the East Trail. Rocky Peak Ridge via Ridge Trail. The toughest part of the trail is the ~.5 miles leaving giant on your way to rocky (and on the way back). It was not easy but there were a lot of vistas where you will be happy to stop and catch your breath. From there I decided to do Rocky Ridge. A short way down there is a trail off to the left to go out to the East Slide Lookout. This is a moderate out and back trail to Rocky Peak Ridge in Adirondack Park. Trail Map | … Pretty muddy, to be expected, it’s rained recently. Complete overcast on giant which was a bummer but the clouds broke for some views on rocky. Giant Mountain - East Trail via Rocky Peak Ridge East Trail in Giant Mountain Wilderness extends 6.7 miles and ascends 3,600 feet from the trailhead on Route 9 to the 4,420-foot summit of Rocky Peak Ridge and its 360- d egr vi w. Mu ch of tal snp ky of the mountains, forests … Rocky Peak Ridge: 4,420 feet Elevation gain: +990 feet. Nubble via Ridge Trail. From the upper reaches of this trail, there is a good look at Rocky Peak Ridge, with Lake Champlain clearly visible not to far beyond. The first .5 miles is a nice stroll through a "typical adirondack forrest" and accends nicely up about 500 ft via some well designed switchbacks. Katie Dubois, Age: 35 Tim's wife, Avid hiker with several high peak summits to her credit. I felt like Tarzan grabbing onto branches + roots. Posts about Rocky Peak Ridge written by gkruesi. Rocky Peak Ridge via East Trail. Answer 1 of 6: Planning a trip to Denver, second weekend of October. Once there, we were greeted with 50 MPH wind (with gusts to 70 MPH) over the very exposed large summit area. Trail Ridge Road is the name for a stretch of U.S. Highway 34 that traverses Rocky Mountain National Park from Estes Park, Colorado in the east to Grand Lake, Colorado in the west. From that point at .7 miles to 1.6 miles, the trail moves steeply up to the first "false" summit. Ridge Trail to Giant Mountain and Rocky Peak Ridge is a 14.3 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Keene, New York that features a lake and is rated as difficult. You can even see a long stretch of Vermont. On the ridge. Once we reached the junction on Giant descend to the first false summit and met back up with Katie and Nick, and then returned to the car. The ridge is fairly wide, so there is no real exposure unless you choose to … Ashley Dubois, Age 9 Tim & Katie's daughter. This trail goes by Ridge Lookout, Giant Washbowl, Roaring Brook Lookout, and Giant East Slide Lookout. I took my German Shepherd (he’s done lots of other high peaks and loves hiking) but the rocks are large and were challenging for him to jump. Despite being "Black fly" season, we decided to go ahead and make the trek as part of a four-day trip to the area that will condition us for an early July pack-in to the Great Range that will cover 8 High Peaks (more on that later) in 4 days. After a few minor bumps the path descends to the outlet of Mary Louise Pond at 6.1 miles. Wind were pretty steady at 35-45 MPH. Trail Ridge Road is the name for a stretch of U.S. Highway 34 that traverses Rocky Mountain National Park from Estes Park, Colorado in the east to Grand Lake, Colorado in the west. At 0.7 miles we came across the washbowl, a small pond where the trail skirts around shortly before heading up hill again. Rocky Peak Ridge 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 continued strait ahead and ambled up to the summit. An amazing day, RPR was my 46th High peak, the Ridge trail is now a favorite, it was a fantastic hike. I’m a 30 something living in the metropolis of Burlington, Vermont. This mountain singlehandly changed our lives! Head up the Ridge Trail to Giant Mountain and just before the summit break off to the right onto the East Trail to Giant Mountain.This will take you down the east side of Giant and over to RPR. To East Trail that starts from the parking lot on Rte 9, pass over many summits including Rocky Peak Ridge and connect with the Ridge Trail to Giant Mt.. This is a 6+ mile one way hike. To East Trail that starts from the parking lot on Rte 9, pass over many summits including Rocky Peak Ridge and connect with the Ridge Trail to Giant Mt.. Klahhane Ridge via Hurricane Ridge - 7.2 Miles Round-Trip Klahhane Ridge runs west - east between the east face of Mount Angeles (6,454') and jagged spires of Rocky Peak (6,218').The Klahhane Ridge Trail traverses high, exposed ridges and slopes that extend from Hurricane Ridge to the top of Klahhane Ridge, which forms the headwall over Lake Angeles. With Porcupine Creek (out of sight) on one side and Wasootch Creek on the other, it stretches out far into the distance. A few hundred feet from the summit you'll notice an intersection that leads to Rocky Peak Ridge. Cathedral Mountain. Looking ahead along the ridge. Slow as molasses hiking up, quick hike down with sliding Giant Mountain! You descend quite steeply (800') off Giant and into the col between the two. There is a designated campsite on the left, just before the outlet. I wasn't even in pain, but felt like I was tree grabbing a lot. Often climbed in conjunction with Giant Mt., aka Giant of the Valley, Rocky Peak Ridge is sometimes referred to as Giant's Wife. Are they connected at some point? Ridge Trail to Giant Mountain and Rocky Peak Ridge is a 8.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Keene, New York that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Just east of Giant Mountain sits Rocky Peak Ridge, which rises to a lofty elevation of 4420 feet and is the 20th highest of the Adirondack High Peaks. Roaring Brook Lookout Loop and Giant Mountain. A fine northern-looking lookout at the far end of the Cobbles gave us a good preview of what was to come: Bald Peak - a 3000-footer just to the north, and the east end of Rocky Peak Ridge itself, looming another thousand feeter higher on the left. We plan to summit Giant (via the Ridge Trail) as a day hike on Saturday, June 1, 2002. Although dogs are allowed to use this trail, users have reported that they may have trouble with the scrambling. Rocky Peak Ridge - 10/10/11 Let me clarify... this wasn' t just Rocky Peak Ridge (RPR)... this was RPR, Giant Mountain and Hopkins Mountain, for a total of 12.4 miles and 6000 vertical feet total elevation gain. Giant Mountain, Rocky Peak Ridge, Blueberry Cobbles, & Bald Peak via East Trail at Clinton, New York, United States on Saturday May 15, 2010 at 9:00AM Towards the top, I passed a junction sign for Rocky Ridge Peak, saying the peak of Giant was 0.3 miles away. It really knocked me out. Leaving the pond, the trail climbs through open meadows to the summit of Rocky Peak Ridge at 6.7 miles. 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. DIFFICULT 12.4 mi. Follow Trail to Peak via Email. You can see for miles in all directions in a clear day. Very muddy this time of year. Looking across Kicking Horse Pass at Mount Ogden, Paget Peak and Mount Bosworth. Big rock face openings looking into the valley. 15 of us from the University of Rochester (mostly Eco 238 students) set out for the East Trail over RPR and Giant on September 16, 2017. Giant was a breeze, Bear Den Trail to Dial Mountain and Nippletop, Giant Mountain and Rocky Peak Ridge Trail, Mount Colvin, Nippletop, and Dial Mountain Loop, Sawteeth Mountain to Pyramid Peak to Armstrong Mountain, HG Leach Trail to Colvin Trail to Lake Road Loop, Ridge Trail to Giant Mountain and Rocky Peak Ridge. The road to Rocky was rough and muddy. This is the next destination. 4. Towards the top, I passed a junction sign for Rocky Ridge Peak, saying the peak of Giant was 0.3 miles away. I would like to drive Peak to Peak and Trail Ridge same day, is that doable? Hiking boots are necessary for this hike. Leaving the summit, the trail descends into Dickerson Notch, then it begins a long climb along the ridge to the top of the 4,060-foot Rocky Peak at 5.4 miles. We continued strait ahead and ambled up to the summit. Overall, would do again but on a dryer, more clear day. Practically 270 degree view of the surrounding region. ... We kept moving. A variant to the "4 peaks" hike Paul and I completed posted by himself (Shatkins) missing the West Peak down Midget Ridge. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. The summit was crowded (10-15 others) so we only spent about 20 minutes there. Giant and Rocky Peak via the Ridge Trail. Best hike of the weekend. More endurence than you could imagine a 9 y/o to have. Head up the Ridge Trail to Giant Mountain and just before the summit break off to the right onto the East Trail to Giant Mountain.This will take you down the east side of Giant and over to RPR. ... We were heading to the rocky peak at the end. Most of the leaves had fallen at this point in Autumn. The summit is actually very spacious, and wraps around if you want some privacy from the crowd. My buddy Jim and I had been eyeballing another, much more interesting and challenging route. Ridge Trail Ridge Trail. I went on a Monday morning and spaces were plentiful. And at 3000’ of vertical rise, you can go home proud, knowing you climbed a really solid high peak. There were many icy spots along the way and I decided to put on the micro spikes when I got to a particularly tough spot. 3. A cairn marks the Ridge Trail along a … I had a bottle of Gatorade in the car that I was dreaming about the whole hike. Rocky Peak Ridge September 6, 2016. Just east of Giant Mountain sits Rocky Peak Ridge, which rises to a lofty elevation of 4420 feet and is the 20th highest of the Adirondack High Peaks. Hiked this yesterday (Sat 11/14). If you can caravan cars, you can make the trip a loop – beginning at either the Ridge or Roaring Brook trailhead and ending at the other. Rocky Peak Ridge - 10/10/11 Let me clarify... this wasn' t just Rocky Peak Ridge (RPR)... this was RPR, Giant Mountain and Hopkins Mountain, for a total of 12.4 miles and 6000 vertical feet total elevation gain. A nice hike but a bit of snow at the top and the wet leaves are slippery. It was brief work to the summit, and what a view! We returned to the junction with (Rocky Peak traverse), and Tim, Dan and 9 y/o Ashley were feeling pretty good, so we decided to "grab to next peak". From the summit to the col, the trail drops nearly 900' in about a half mile. for a total of 26 km in 11 hours including 1 hours of rest. This high, exposed ridge bookends the north side of the Olympic Mountains and features some of the best views in the Park. DIFFICULT 5.1 mi. The slabs weren’t as slippery as I thought they’d be, surprisingly, the lowest .8 miles or so from 73 up to the Giant Basin lake were the most slippery, with wet leaves and foot-traffic worn smooth rocks. Solid Hiker with over 10 summits to credit (4 High Peaks). This 4.5-mile, moderately trafficked out-and-back, offers stellar views of the nearby ski area and the mountains surrounding Massanutten. 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