Done. 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. A few hundred feet from the summit you'll notice an intersection that leads to Rocky Peak Ridge. Loves to scramble up bare rock slabs. These posts have been tagged with Rocky Peak Ridge NY, or are within 1.5 miles of it. 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. Towards the top, I passed a junction sign for Rocky Ridge Peak, saying the peak of Giant was 0.3 miles away. 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. I spent about 25 minutes at the summit. Giant et Rocky Peak Ridge par le sentier Zander Scott (Ridge Trail) et la East Trail pour Rocky Peak. Be sure to watch for the yellow markings on the ground on the way down on the flat scrambles. 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. 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. Swears she only enjoys hiking as a family activity, but is probably is the best natural hiker in the group. A short way down there is a trail off to the left to go out to the East Slide Lookout. Hiked this yesterday (Sat 11/14). ; Rocky Peak 1347m, 4420pi. This high, exposed ridge bookends the north side of the Olympic Mountains and features some of the best views in the Park. I plan to add an in-depth route description, in addition to current trail conditions. 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. The trail drops steeply over ledge as it makes its way to the col between Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge. 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.. A great starting point for open ridge hiking. 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. This 4.5-mile, moderately trafficked out-and-back, offers stellar views of the nearby ski area and the mountains surrounding Massanutten. This is a seriously exhausting hike!! IDK why but it did for me. I made some oatmeal and hot chocolate, and enjoyed the view. The views were beautiful and I had a few minutes alone at the summit before another pair of hikers arrived. Wind were pretty steady at 35-45 MPH. Going back to Giant was the hardest part of this whole trail. All images are property of adktrailtalesandtails and may only be used with express permission. Rocky Peak Ridge was like that for me. Mt. At 0.7 miles we came across the washbowl, a small pond where the trail skirts around shortly before heading up hill again. Barney - North Ridge via East peak and Down South Ridge Alpine Climbing trail in Palen Creek, Queensland (Australia). From there, we moved forward to "Giant's Washbowl" at .7 mile. After a few minor bumps the path descends to the outlet of Mary Louise Pond at 6.1 miles. We expect wind gusts of up to 50-55 MPH on the summit. DIFFICULT 12.4 mi. The summit of Giant Mountain is just around the corner, and the views are fantastic. Much better than the Giant Mountain trail past the falls. Tall boots too if you go on a day after it rains or snows. My buddy Jim and I had been eyeballing another, much more interesting and challenging route. On a baby blue summer day, these would be great hikes. 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. Narao Peak seen from Paget Peak. Overall though, one of my favorite high peak hikes I've done so far. 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. Rocky Peak Ridge: 4,420 feet Elevation gain: +990 feet. Especially around the 1.5 - 2.5 mile range. Notify me of new posts via email. The view, which were slightly obscured by the haze were expansive. 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. Nubble via Ridge Trail. The ridge led to the base of Giant, and the climbing was very very steep and difficult, often straight up slides. We continued strait ahead and ambled up to the summit. Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park's heavily traveled highway to the sky, inspired awe before the first motorist ever traveled it. Dan Dubois, Age 37 First Adirondack High Peak attempt, but has hiked in Arcadia N.P (Maine). 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). Snow and ice visible off trail but none on trail. 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. It was a cloudy morning, but the views were still great. Bald Peak 12.5 mi route. Expected weather forecast: partly sunny, highs in the low 60’s with windy conditions present. Gert hikes along a clifftop. 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 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. Follow Trail to Peak via Email. 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. All Rights Reserved. From the summit to the col, the trail drops nearly 900' in about a half mile. The uppermost ski slopes of Whiteface, 17 miles north, as seen from Rocky Peak Ridge. It's a very sharp descent. (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. I started on the trail at 6:45am. Rocky Peak Ridge Trail Conditions and Trip Reports are crowdsourced from many hiking websites across the Internet. 6/1/02, 8:30 AM - Arrived at the trailhead (directly across from Chapel Pond) for the Ridge Trail. In fact, as I was gingerly pulling my boots off at the end of the trip, she actually said "That was fun Dad, but can we do a bigger mountain next time". Trail Map | … The summit was crowded (10-15 others) so we only spent about 20 minutes there. At 9:05 I arrived at the summit of Giant. The summit was crowded (10-15 others) so we only spent about 20 minutes there. This is a 6+ mile one way hike. 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. Starting at about 2.6 miles you begin to see (through the trees) the impressive west face (with it's recognizable slides) of Giant. Even only .1 down into it, I can tell it was going to be a pain going back up to Giant. Download its GPS track and follow the itinerary on a map. Another approach is from to climb up Giant first from the Chapel Pond trailhead and then head over on the ridgeline east to this peak. The road to Rocky was rough and muddy. Begin hiking at the trailhead on Route 73. 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. It's likely (depending on how we feel) that we will traverse over to Rocky Peak Ridge and bag that summit as well. I wasn't even in pain, but felt like I was tree grabbing a lot. 3. 1 summit • 12.5 mi • 4,154 ft gain • 11 hr 24 min. With the nice weather and good trail conditions, we chose the latter. 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. Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge (via the ridge trail), "Guess what? Wind were pretty steady at 35-45 MPH. This high, exposed ridge bookends the north side of the Olympic Mountains and features some of the best views in the Park. Unfortunately, low clouds prevented views from both peaks. 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. Best hike of the weekend. We did this with our Aussie and she didn’t have any difficulty and there was maybe one or two spots that we had to lift her. There is a designated campsite on the left, just before the outlet. Going down Giant actually felt harder than going up. All to soon, we began the 600' ascent up to the summit of Rocky Peak Ridge. The trail has several switchbacks until you reach the slides. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from April until November. Finally, after 3.2 hours of hiking, I reached the wiiiindy summit. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. This is a unique trail condition in the Adirondack. And at 3000’ of vertical rise, you can go home proud, knowing you climbed a really solid high peak. Finally, after 3.2 hours of hiking, I reached the wiiiindy summit. These were my first 46ers. © 2006-2020 SummitPost.org. It was steep, wet, and fun. No bugs at all, which was a pleasant surprise. The best way to tackle this is to do it like Cascade and Porter. The day turned out to … ... May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. This is the next destination. Rocky Peak Ridge via Ridge Trail. Hiking boots are necessary for this hike. The temperature was cooler, and it smelled of winter in the air. Along the way, there are a couple plateaus with amazing views of Keene Valley. Towards the top, I passed a junction sign for Rocky Ridge Peak, saying the peak of Giant was 0.3 miles away. 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. From there I decided to do Rocky Ridge. 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. Looking east at the hanging valley above Ross Lake. Rocky Peak Ridge September 6, 2016. 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. It was a very interesting transition. Pretty muddy, to be expected, it’s rained recently. It was a busy day in the high peaks for sure! Going down Rocky was very easy IMO. Région: Adirondack, région de Saint-Huberts, NY, EU Altitude: Giant 1410 m, 4627pi. 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. Plodding up endless talus. A variant to the "4 peaks" hike Paul and I completed posted by himself (Shatkins) missing the West Peak down Midget Ridge. This trail goes by Ridge Lookout, Giant Washbowl, Roaring Brook Lookout, and Giant East Slide Lookout. Just below the summit of Giant, a sign marks a junction and the trail toward Rocky Peak Ridge, 1.2 miles across the ridge. 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. A nice hike but a bit of snow at the top and the wet leaves are slippery. 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. 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. I was happy that there was no wind, as I’ve read that this peak can get pretty gusty. I arrived back at the car at 2:05pm. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. A spectacular trail from New Russia involves eight waterless miles and … Entering into the woodline, we signed in and moved out. 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'). Total Duration: ~8.5 Hours. We plan to summit Giant (via the Ridge Trail) as a day hike on Saturday, June 1, 2002. Shows promise as a rock climber (hasn't yet met a wall she can't master). Nice trip report. Another approach is to climb up Giant first from the W or N and then head over on the ridgeline E to this peak. Would not recommend taking dogs that do not jump well. "It is hard to describe what a sensation this new road is going to make," predicted Horace Albright, director of the National Park Service, in 1931 during the road's construction. 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. The trail went down pretty steeply. Tim Dubois (mavs0), age: 35 Avid Adirondack Hiker with over 20 Adirondack summits to his credit. Very clearly marked. We tracked 9.75 miles and it took us 6 hours and 20 mins, as we got turned around on the way down. She was the trail leader the whole way and was the least fatiqued at the end of the day. Once there, we were greeted with 50 MPH wind (with gusts to 70 MPH) over the very exposed large summit area. The top of this was my favorite view all year! Slow as molasses hiking up, quick hike down with sliding 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. 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. TONS of mud, especially descending giant and heading to Rocky. Looking across Kicking Horse Pass at Mount Ogden, Paget Peak and Mount Bosworth. for a total of 26 km in 11 hours including 1 hours of rest. No views from either peak due to fog, and it was extremely cold and windy at the top, so being layers! [2] Chumash Single Track : Description: The Chumash trail starts at the end of Flanagan Drive in eastern Simi Valley and ends at the Rocky Peak fire road about 1000 feet about it.It has a consistant, fairly steep grade to it and some rocks and ruts, with a few spots where getting off and walking is in order, whether going up or down, but there are no really loose spots.. You descend quite steeply (800') off Giant and into the col between the two. This trail is on open rock on half its length and offers many spectacular viewpoints. Solid Hiker with over 10 summits to credit (4 High Peaks). Partly cloudy, but we had great views. 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 An amazing day, RPR was my 46th High peak, the Ridge trail is now a favorite, it was a fantastic hike. Overall, would do again but on a dryer, more clear day. The washbowl is a small mountain pond that collects run-off from the mountain, very scenic. With Porcupine Creek (out of sight) on one side and Wasootch Creek on the other, it stretches out far into the distance. A day hike in and out to Rocky Peak Ridge and Giant Mt. It was a hot day, and the haze interrupted what would have been an awesome view had we been there in different weather. And, as I figured, Ashley (who turned 9 on May 13), was the best hiker in the group. DIFFICULT 5.1 mi. I recorded 8.1 miles and 6.5 hours of moving time. 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. Going up Giant 2 miles is pretty manageable as long as you bring sturdy boots for the slide rocks n hiking sticks. 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