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. It was a hot day, and the haze interrupted what would have been an awesome view had we been there in different weather. ... We were heading to the rocky peak at the end. 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. There are two usual routes to the summit, either from the west or east, both on trail. Rocky Peak Ridge trail from NY Route 9. Big rock face openings looking into the valley. Along the way, there are a couple plateaus with amazing views of Keene Valley. We expect wind gusts of up to 50-55 MPH on the summit. Leaving the pond, the trail climbs through open meadows to the summit of Rocky Peak Ridge at 6.7 miles. The top of this was my favorite view all year! Rocky Peak Ridge and Giant via East Trail. I headed back to the intersection, down the slides, and back out to the trailhead. Plodding up endless talus. © 2006-2020 SummitPost.org. Rocky Peak Ridge September 6, 2016. DIFFICULT 5.1 mi. 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. Nice trip report. The col is short, quiet and nice. It was a busy day in the high peaks for sure! The morning sun illuminates the cliffs above Chapel Pond, and the Dix Range is visible in the distance. 6/1/02, 8:30 AM - Arrived at the trailhead (directly across from Chapel Pond) for the Ridge Trail. 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). 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. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. 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. Towards the top, I passed a junction sign for Rocky Ridge Peak, saying the peak of Giant was 0.3 miles away. Often climbed in conjunction with Giant Mt., aka Giant of the Valley, Rocky Peak Ridge is sometimes referred to as Giant's Wife. From there I decided to do Rocky Ridge. 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. It's likely (depending on how we feel) that we will traverse over to Rocky Peak Ridge and bag that summit as well. First mile is meh both in and out, but afterwards it pretty cool. 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. Trail Ridge Road is closed during the winter, and often remains closed until late spring or early summer depending on the snowpack. 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. I arrived back at the car at 2:05pm. Nubble via Ridge Trail. Once there, we were greeted with 50 MPH wind (with gusts to 70 MPH) over the very exposed large summit area. 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. Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge (via the ridge trail), "Guess what? It was steep, wet, and fun. Giant Mountain via Ridge Lookout and the Ridge Trail. An amazing day, RPR was my 46th High peak, the Ridge trail is now a favorite, it was a fantastic hike. I then headed back to the trail intersection and towards Rocky. Roaring Brook Lookout Loop and Giant Mountain. You can even see a long stretch of Vermont. Although dogs are allowed to use this trail, users have reported that they may have trouble with the scrambling. Overall awesome time though!! Conditions were mostly sunny, with some high haze and about 70 degrees. 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. ", Comments The view, which were slightly obscured by the haze were expansive. Trail Ridge Road is closed during the winter, and often remains closed until late spring or early summer depending on the snowpack. 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. The trail went down pretty steeply. Round Trip Distance: ~10 miles. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Slow as molasses hiking up, quick hike down with sliding 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. Looking ahead along the ridge. The road to Rocky was rough and muddy. This high, exposed ridge bookends the north side of the Olympic Mountains and features some of the best views in the Park. The sticks do no help on this portion IMO. 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. The best way to tackle this is to do it like Cascade and Porter. Rocky Peak Ridge and Giant Mt. The summit of Giant Mountain is just around the corner, and the views are fantastic. Cathedral Mountain. 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. Sat, Sep 15, 2012, 8:00 AM: This is a spectacular hike in the Adirondacks. More endurence than you could imagine a 9 y/o to have. The ridge is fairly wide, so there is no real exposure unless you choose to … Finally, after 3.2 hours of hiking, I reached the wiiiindy summit. Has over 8 summits to her credit and she summited her first 4000'er at age 6. 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). The uppermost ski slopes of Whiteface, 17 miles north, as seen from Rocky Peak Ridge. The trail has several switchbacks until you reach the slides. ... May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. Solid Hiker with over 10 summits to credit (4 High Peaks). These posts have been tagged with Rocky Peak Ridge NY, or are within 1.5 miles of it. You can see for miles in all directions in a clear day. 2. 8 hours, boom - sounds like fun. Going up Giant 2 miles is pretty manageable as long as you bring sturdy boots for the slide rocks n hiking sticks. I threw my boot at her, but in my weakened state, missed her by a mile. 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. There is a designated campsite on the left, just before the outlet. I would like to drive Peak to Peak and Trail Ridge same day, is that doable? Notify me of new posts via email. 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'). I left at 834AM and got back at 530pm. IDK why but it did for me. 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. Finally at 4:10 we hit the trail register. Rocky Peak Ridge September 6, 2016. 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. Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park's heavily traveled highway to the sky, inspired awe before the first motorist ever traveled it. Swears she only enjoys hiking as a family activity, but is probably is the best natural hiker in the group. Posts about Rocky Peak Ridge written by gkruesi. From that point at .7 miles to 1.6 miles, the trail moves steeply up to the first "false" summit. Nick Dubois, Age 11 Tim & Katie's son. The gloves come in handy and you must depend on the trees. The summit was crowded (10-15 others) so we only spent about 20 minutes there. Hiked this yesterday (Sat 11/14). It only took us about 35 minutes to travel the 1.2 miles down giant and up Rocky. I wasn't even in pain, but felt like I was tree grabbing a lot. We plan to summit Giant (via the Ridge Trail) as a day hike on Saturday, June 1, 2002. Overall though, one of my favorite high peak hikes I've done so far. 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. This mountain singlehandly changed our lives! This is a 6+ mile one way hike. A few hundred feet from the summit you'll notice an intersection that leads to Rocky Peak Ridge. Overall, would do again but on a dryer, more clear day. Just below the summit of Giant, a sign marks a junction and the trail toward Rocky Peak Ridge, 1.2 miles across the ridge. Ridge Trail Ridge Trail. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. On a baby blue summer day, these would be great hikes. 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 With Porcupine Creek (out of sight) on one side and Wasootch Creek on the other, it stretches out far into the distance. for a total of 26 km in 11 hours including 1 hours of rest. "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. YOU MUST BRING GLOVES! With the nice weather and good trail conditions, we chose the latter. The day turned out to … EASY 2.9 mi. Entering into the woodline, we signed in and moved out. 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. There is a designated campsite on the left, just before the outlet. 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. 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. I stayed about 35 minutes and had the summit to myself the whole time. 3. There is a designated campsite on the left, just before the outlet. A great starting point for open ridge hiking. The spine of the Green Mounains in Vermont stretches north to south on the horizon. Finally, after 3.2 hours of hiking, I reached the wiiiindy summit. It's a very sharp descent. 5. The trail drops steeply over ledge as it makes its way to the col between Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge. Ashley Dubois, Age 9 Tim & Katie's daughter. Giant et Rocky Peak Ridge par le sentier Zander Scott (Ridge Trail) et la East Trail pour Rocky Peak. Total Duration: ~8.5 Hours. My buddy Jim and I had been eyeballing another, much more interesting and challenging route. This trail goes by Ridge Lookout, Giant Washbowl, Roaring Brook Lookout, and Giant East Slide Lookout. Rocky Peak Ridge Trail Conditions and Trip Reports are crowdsourced from many hiking websites across the Internet. We were able to get through the first few miles without spikes, but they were pretty much necessary after that (saw a few people without them). Hey armchair travellers! Most of the leaves had fallen at this point in Autumn. 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. Starting from parking area on Rte 9. Much better than the Giant Mountain trail past the falls. We were in love! The road is also known as Trail Ridge Road/Beaver Meadow National Scenic Byway.. 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. Another approach is to climb up Giant first from the W or N and then head over on the ridgeline E to this peak. Narao Peak seen from Paget Peak. The best way to tackle this is to do it like Cascade and Porter. I plan to add an in-depth route description, in addition to current trail conditions. The Ridge trail is steep and rocky, you will gain 3000 ft of elevation over 3 miles. Are they connected at some point? This was our 17th and 18th high peak. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from April until November. Another option if you’re feeling ambitious is hiking both Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge via the Rocky Peak Ridge Trail, detailed here. It was a cloudy morning, but the views were still great. 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. 4. Be careful with the plateaus because the yellow spraypaint markers can be easily missed with the sun beaming down. The toughest part of the trail is the ~.5 miles leaving giant on your way to rocky (and on the way back). Snow and ice visible off trail but none on trail. At 2.8 miles, a trail splits to the left that traverses over to the adjacent high-peak (ROCKY PEAK RIDGE). Follow Trail to Peak via Email. This is a seriously exhausting hike!! 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. This is a moderate out and back trail to Rocky Peak Ridge in Adirondack Park. This high, exposed ridge bookends the north side of the Olympic Mountains and features some of the best views in the Park. After a few minor bumps the path descends to the outlet of Mary Louise Pond at 6.1 miles. 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. Giant and Rocky Peak via the Ridge Trail. Answer 1 of 6: Planning a trip to Denver, second weekend of October. This trail is on open rock on half its length and offers many spectacular viewpoints. 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. On the ridge. [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.. Tall boots too if you go on a day after it rains or snows. (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. Bald Peak 12.5 mi route. A cairn marks the Ridge Trail along a … Katie Dubois, Age: 35 Tim's wife, Avid hiker with several high peak summits to her credit. 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. Going down Giant actually felt harder than going up. A short way down there is a trail off to the left to go out to the East Slide Lookout. 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. 16 summits • 10.7 mi • 5,222 ft gain • 10 hr 6 min. A really great hike, lots of potential for great views. At 2.8 miles, a trail splits to the left that traverses over to the adjacent high-peak (ROCKY PEAK RIDGE). I spent about 25 minutes at the summit. I’m a 30 something living in the metropolis of Burlington, Vermont. Starting at about 2.6 miles you begin to see (through the trees) the impressive west face (with it's recognizable slides) of Giant. No views from either peak due to fog, and it was extremely cold and windy at the top, so being layers! Be sure to watch for the yellow markings on the ground on the way down on the flat scrambles. The next 1.2 miles moves along this rather long summit ridge with the trail alternating between steeper and moderate sections. The ridge led to the base of Giant, and the climbing was very very steep and difficult, often straight up slides. 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. Unfortunately, low clouds prevented views from both peaks. A day hike in and out to Rocky Peak Ridge and Giant Mt. Planning the same route this week and wanted a quick and dirty summary which you provided splendidly! From there, we moved forward to "Giant's Washbowl" at .7 mile. DIFFICULT 6.3 mi. Expected weather forecast: partly sunny, highs in the low 60’s with windy conditions present. The temperature was cooler, and it smelled of winter in the air. 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. 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 TONS of mud, especially descending giant and heading to Rocky. We both fell a few times during the hike, so be careful. 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. 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'). 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 ridge led to the base of Giant, and the climbing was very very steep and difficult, often straight up slides. Stats. Partly cloudy, but we had great views. Would not recommend taking dogs that do not jump well. I was happy that there was no wind, as I’ve read that this peak can get pretty gusty. All Rights Reserved. There were cars lined up and down the Route 73. Notify me of new posts via email. Very clearly marked. Trail Map | … 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 6 miles to Giant, round trip. Forecast as of 5/30/02. Once down from Giant, Rocky is very manageable going up. Rare warm day in November. The summit was crowded (10-15 others) so we only spent about 20 minutes there. 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. All images are property of adktrailtalesandtails and may only be used with express permission. This is the next destination. Towards the top, I passed a junction sign for Rocky Ridge Peak, saying the peak of Giant was 0.3 miles away. Has set a personal goal to become a 46er by the age of 15. 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. 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. The washbowl is a small mountain pond that collects run-off from the mountain, very scenic. 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. At .5 miles we reached a nice lookout out that looks down to the trailhead area and Chapel Pond. This 4.5-mile, moderately trafficked out-and-back, offers stellar views of the nearby ski area and the mountains surrounding Massanutten. Wind were pretty steady at 35-45 MPH. We continued strait ahead and ambled up to the summit. I arrived at Rocky at 10:40am. 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. Note the Wilmington Trail on the far right side, just left of Esther. I had a bottle of Gatorade in the car that I was dreaming about the whole hike. Best hike of the weekend. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. ... May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. Our … Download its GPS track and follow the itinerary on a map. The summit is actually very spacious, and wraps around if you want some privacy from the crowd. ... We kept moving. A nice hike but a bit of snow at the top and the wet leaves are slippery. Follow the East Trail. 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. Wind were pretty steady at 35-45 MPH. 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. 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