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. The 10 mile trail over Rocky Peak Ridge and Giant includes 5300' of climbing, and 9500' for the 20 mile round trip. Derwent, Stanage, Upper Burbage, Lower Burbage, Frogatt, Curbar, Baslow,… It’s defined as the vertical distance between a peak and the lowest contour line surrounding that peak and no higher peak. Lots of open rock face, and lots of great views from here. I guess everybody else went for Mt Marcy. We reached the summit of Rocky at about 2:00pm. The road goes all the way to 13,400' on Peak 10! It only took us about 35 minutes to travel the 1.2 miles down giant and up Rocky. There are two usual routes to the summit, either from the west or east, both on trail. We got to a ..." —, "Becca and I parked at the trailhead at 0430 to get a good spot. 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 route 9 … This is a 6+ mile one way hike. 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 … This hike has had some of my favorite views of the Adirondacks, especially on the descent between Giant and Giant Nubble." Snowshoeing Rocky Peak Ridge in winter is a serious endeavor that should only be attempted after tackling a few of the area's smaller mountains. Disclaimer: this is a different route than the standard Keyhole Route… This is a great double up mountain hike. The best ones are beyond the first lookout (1.9 miles) on the summit ledges at 2.2 miles. The highway over the pass provides an alternative route from Denver to the ski areas near Breckenridge and Keystone. Last year we did Giant, but it started raining & getting colder, so we headed back down. Both approaches should only be attempted by experienced hikers. The parking area is on Route 9, about 5.5 miles south of Elizabethtown on the right. The ankle was the size of a baseball the next day. " Instead, peakery shows vertical gain for specific routes up peaks. Snowshoeing Rocky Peak Ridge in winter is a serious endeavor that should only be attempted after tackling a few of the area's smaller mountains. Becca posed for some test footage for an upcoming video project, and battled her leaking water bottle all day. Once crossing the ridge, the climb up Rocky Peak Ridge isn’t bad at all. No snow left, bugs swarming below 3,000 feet, trail mostly dry and well maintained. After a few minor bumps the path descends to the outlet of Mary Louise Pond at 6.1 miles. Ellen Kalish, the founder and director of the center on Route 212 in Saugerties, removed Rocky from a carrier, stroked the back of the owl's head and then extended her arm out. 12 summits • 10.7 mi • 5,222 ft gain • 10 hr 9 min, 2 summits • 10.6 mi • 4,353 ft gain • 7 hr 27 min, 1 summit • 12.5 mi • 4,154 ft gain • 11 hr 24 min, 1 summit • 12.7 mi • 5,141 ft gain • 7 hr 5 min, 1 summit • 16.8 mi • 6,263 ft gain • 11 hr 11 min, "With Jeff and Meenu - peaks 24 and 25 of ADK 46 for me (and 2nd and 20th of round 2 for Meenu and Jeff). The North Ridge of Ellingwood is one of those Rocky Mountain alpine adventures that is familiar-sounding to many, but few actually put in the miles required to climb it. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors. It's about 10 miles. I was very glad of that, because the route up from NY 9 was bone dry !! Disclaimer: Neighborwho.com gives people easy and affordable access to public record information. Read more about the trails that lead to the junction on the Giant Mountain page. It was such a beautiful hike. Rocky Peak Ridge-East Peak (4029 ft/1228 m) Latitude/Longitude (WGS84) 44° 9' 16'' N, 73° 42' 20'' W 44.154363, -73.705445 (Dec Deg) 603521 E 4889833 N, Zone 18 (UTM) Country: United States: State/Province: New York: County/Second Level Region: Essex: City/Town: Keene The Hoosier Pass is traversed by State Highway #9 between the towns of Breckenridge, Colorado and Fairplay, Colorado. I carried a water filter and knew there was a pond near the top. I had also been well informed that this hike was steep from the start and I had read a few things and my friends had hinted that the route to RPR was "tricky" so I was also prepared for it to be hard. The Peak to Peak Highway (119 to 72 to 7) runs north-south from Estes Park to I70 and is a favorite scenic drive - especially during fall colors. Aoraki / Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand.Its height, as of 2014, is listed as 3,724 metres (12,218 feet). Then it was another descent, before climbing again to Bald Mountain. It was probably the hottest I have been on any peak on any hike to date, at one point I didn't think we'd make it. From there, you can also access Copeland and Ogalalla. Leave the ski area and hike up the road. After you link up with the rocky Peak fire Road section, there is no shade. Marcy from the ADK LOJ). You can explore Trail Ridge Road from your base in Estes Park. Share: Also in Adirondack Hiking When I reached the summit, it was in the clouds, but as I sat there, the clouds began to rise, sending down the biggest show of god rays I have ever seen." ... Leesa and I had been kicking around doing another Rocky Peak Ridge traverse. Rocky Peak Ridge. I would go with the Peak-to-Peak route for diversity. We reached the summit of Rocky at about 2:00pm. Giant Mountain and Rocky Peak Ridge Trail is a 9.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near New Russia, New York that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The route is obvious - stay on the ridge where you can see across Quandary's upper east slope to your right - 12, 13, 14 and 15. Prominence is a popular metric for peaks for two reasons: 1) it’s objective and relatively easy to calculate, and 2) higher prominence peaks are more likely to be interesting with higher independence vs. peaks with lower prominence. There is a trail junction shortly after the summit, with the left route passing more views and right descending more directly into Mason Notch, where the two paths converge. 9 is a strenuous climb with a terrific pay off. Rocky Peak Home Church is an opportunity for us to invite people to our homes to watch our online service. Rt 9 New Russia to RPR: 6.7 mi (book), 4500 ft ascent, 760 ft descent Rt 9 to Giant: 8.0 mi (book), 5400 ft ascent RPR to Giant: 1.3 mi (book), 620 ft descent, 870 ft ascent shows the mountain as a whole (not just the summit or views), is at least 1920x1440 dimensions and max size 10MB. Starting at the information center in town (the inside of which is currently closed), the route crosses the Potomac River footbridge and traces the C&O towpath on the most level 2.5 miles of the Appalachian Trail. The route climbs Bald Peak, a smaller mountain, then begins the ascent of Rocky Peak Ridge. It's easier than the East Trail but still a strenuous hike. There is a primitive tent site near the outlet to Mary Louise Pond, which is just below the summit of Rocky Peak Ridge. We took a bit of time to eat and take a power nap (Jeff) and then started off. The parking area and trailhead are on the left. This is a good trail for learning how to summit with snowshoes. Hikers can also approach Rocky Peak Ridge by going over the shoulder of Giant Mountain. Again, lots of open rock and some fantastic views. Overall 13 hours and 13+ miles later, very long but beautiful day. New Russia to Rocky Peak Ridge/Giant I did this hike last week (Rt 9 through to Rt 73) and can give some statistics from my altimeter log. Got home late-ish that night. Official MapQuest website, find driving directions, maps, live traffic updates and road conditions. Trail Ridge Road (Highway 34) connects the two sides of the Park, crossing the Continental Divide at 12,183 ft. The Adirondack Park is the largest publicly protected area throughout the entire United States. The other route to consider would be heading north on SR9 to Kremmling then following US40 along the Colorado River. Prominence ranks are calculated only for peaks with known prominence. When I reached the summit, it was in the clouds, but as I sat there, the clouds began to rise, sending down the biggest show of god rays I have ever seen." Isolation Peak is a Class 2 hike in the heart of Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park. Our last one was on a perfect fall weekend in October 2011. On that trip, we started at … Somewhere along the way I dropped one of my two rubber footspike things, so I went about a half mile back to find it hanging on a tree (placed by a friendly passerby). Very steep and LOTS of ups-and-downs, ups-and-downs coming over from New Russia. It was a beautiful clear morning, about 35 degrees - it has been unseasonably warm and there was no snow or ice to speak of at the start. Starting from a base elevation of 5,900', the route climbs up nearly 4,100' to the summit of Pyramid Peak. Another approach is to climb up Giant first from the W or N and then head over on the ridgeline E to this peak. 9. The route climbs Bald Peak, a smaller mountain, then begins the ascent of Rocky Peak Ridge. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. 9 in New Russia, NY, and follows the East Trail up to the summits of Rocky and Giant. A hike that took in 5 peaks, Blueberry Cobbles, Mason, Bald Peak, Rocky Peak and finally RPR. A very, very long & steep climb. It's an annual charity event put on in aid of the Edale Mountain rescue service that pits walkers, runners and climbers against some famous Derbyshire gritstone edges. Berries in season? Total trip: 8.6 miles (4650' ascent) 8 hours. So we climbed most of Giant again, then dropped down 600 feet & climbed 750 feet up to the summit of Rockey Peak Ridge. More. Colorado has climbs that belong on every cyclist's bucket list and Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is my favorite. It wasn't the parking lot, or even the trailhead, that we thought, but it still had access to the peaks we wanted. After enjoying in the views, keep going toward Bald Peak. The total ascent amounts to 5,128' (more than the ascent of Mt. Rocky Peak is the easternmost of the Adirondack’s highest peaks. The views we get at the different false summit (so many of them) are great. 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. Either way, you'll arrive just 0.2 mile from the top of Giant before descending steeply to a col between the two peaks, after which it climbs to the summit of Rocky Peak Ridge. The total mileage is about 13.5 miles. 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. Anyway, a successful summit for 46er #13 and 29er #18 along the way (Bald Peak). Rocky Peak Ridge in winter. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Leave the forest near 11,800' and continue on the road as it … Starting from the Evening Sky Dr. Trailhead it's ten miles in total. A spectacular trail from New Russia involves eight waterless miles and 5200 feet of ascent. The trail was clear for about the first hour or so and then we began to encounter some ice. Great Strenuous Hike: Maryland Heights. I reached the saddle between the east and west viewpoints in about an hour and turned west. The route begins at Rt. 12.8k members in the Adirondacks community. Find nearby businesses, restaurants and hotels. The 3,060-foot, open summit of this peak is a great place to turn around if you're already feeling tired from the hike — the trail is only going to get more difficult past this point. It's about a 3 mile round trip from the trail junction with more than 1,450 feet of ascent. Northeast Ridge route enroute to San Luis Peak, 14,014 ft, 23 May 2020. —, "Sprained ankle coming off of Rocky. You'll find significant sections of 5.5 - 5.6 climbing on almost all of the 10 pitches on this route. Mild day & very little wind. Most people hike Rocky Peak Ridge with Giant Mountain as in and out hikes (going up Giant and then to Rocky and returning the way they came up). The trail leaves the parking area and works its way up, following a stream at one point, to a lookout at 1.6 miles followed by a brief climb to the summit of Blueberry Cobbles at 1.9 miles. While capitol peak can be climbed in a long day from the trailhead on the regular route, called the northeast ridge or sometimes the knife-edge route, most parties take two days to climb it. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Rocky Peak Ridge: #20 4,420′ The ascent of Rocky Peak Ridge (RPR) from Rt. At 43.9 miles, Trail Ridge is also the second longest bike climb in the U.S. and the fifth longest in the world. County Road 2, Hoosier Pass, a high mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado. Do not underestimate this route! and arrived at the trailhead around 6:30 am. Peak to Peak Scenic Byway This drive is less than an hour from Denver, Boulder or Fort Collins. On Saturday Sept 10th 2016, Dave and I climbed Longs Peak in Colorado via the Keyhole Ridge route. Mary's Rock Summit Trail: Great short hike with awesome view - See 110 traveler reviews, 91 candid photos, and great deals for Shenandoah National Park, VA, at Tripadvisor. The total mileage is about 13.5 miles. This was a fantastic hike. Leaving the pond, the trail climbs through open meadows to the summit of Rocky Peak Ridge at 6.7 miles. ; There are a number of routes for driving from Denver to Estes Park. Be prepared for a lot of ups and downs on this beautiful hike. The 9 Edges Challenge is a 21 mile route that crosses 9 gritstone edges in the eastern Peak District. Note that since many peaks in peakery still have unknown prominence, the ranks are subject to change as new prominence info is added. From Lake Placid, follow Route 73 east for 27.5 miles, then turn left on Route 9 at the spaghetti junction and follow that for about 4.5 miles. The third ascent begins from the east, near the town of New Russia on US 9, and is not as commonly climbed due to the longer hike. I proceeded up the saddle edges to a rocky peak, had some lunch, an absorbed the view of the Shenandoah Valley from the precipice. The Wild Basin trailhead is accessible to any passenger vehicle. —, "Wow ,, what a day chasing RPR today,#22 ADK 46er to Rocky Peak Ridge Via New Russia, Trails were in great shape No Amazing shape with "some" snow on the upper north sides of the higher elevations which were easily passable with out leaving the main trail, A few wet and muddy spots to cross but no more then you would see after a good rain in july,, black flies were terrible though, some new light trail maintenance along the trail, new lines painted on rocky summits and a couple water crossing along the way,, Great day with Awesome company, " —, "Climbed Rocky Ridge from Route 9, passing through some of the most amazing foliage I have ever seen. Thus it was that in 1928 Congress appropriated $450,000 to build Trail Ridge Road, a route designed to show off the stunning scenery. 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. Shelly wrapped it tight and I popped some Advil to hike back up towards Giant and down to the trailhead. Rocky Peak Ridge in winter. Colt was contacted to build the eastern side; L.T. The ridge is mostly treeless and offers 360-degree views for long distances. This aptly-named mountain is the first summit on the East Trail to Rocky Peak and Giant at 1.9 miles from Rt. This is especially important on the descent. The well-known 55-mile-long route showcases views … That's a nice route but I would still suggest Peak-to-Peak over it. It was pretty humid and I didn't get as early a start as I wanted or I would have taken the ridge over to Giant's summit for unique views, though I have already done and completed Giant (would do again on a non-busy day)." 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