Giant Mountain via Ridge Lookout and the Ridge Trail

3 reviews #7 hike out of 24 in
5.1 mi
Distance
1 hrs 54 min
Time
terrain
2,884 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This hike is a difficult out and back hike to Giant Mountain in Adirondack Park.

This trail to Giant Mountain goes by Ridge Lookout, Giant Washbowl, and Roaring Brook Lookout.

Getting Started

Parking is available along NY-73 in Keene Valley, NY, and the trailhead for this hike, Giant Mountain via the Ridge Trail, is on the NY-73 West side of the road.



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    1 year, 8 months ago
    This was a tough hike with not many breaks in the climbing other than a few false summits. I did it with my dog and he had no problem. My only complaint was the number of people there but it’s so gorgeous I can see why there were so many.
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Taino24 3 years, 9 months ago
Giant Mountain via The Ridge Trail
6 mi. RT TH elev- 1577' Total elev gain- 3050' Summit elevation- 4627' #3 Avg elev gain/mi.-1,016' Water Sources: Stream located within 1st mile. Giant's Washbowl. Steep, tough hike! No breaks! Tremendous views for almost the entire hike. A couple of false summits. Muddy. Bugs weren't an issue at all. Did this one with the kids. Right at the limit of what they could do in terms of distance and challenge. Steep climbing over wet, rock slabs Be careful with the slab that turns into a cliff about halfway up. There's a yellow arrow that directs you away from this hazard. Summit was in the clouds for most of our lunch. But when the clouds parted for a few seconds, the view of the western cirque and valley were gorgeous! Lots of people, not as many as on cascade. Views of Dix, the Great Range, Rocky Peak ridge on the way back down. Giant's washbowl makes for a lovely swim once u clear the soft bottom and lilies :) Tougher than Cascade & Porter Did this hike in Xeroshoes, lol.
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marisabush9091 6 days, 12 hours ago
Giant Mountain [Ridge Trail]
Giant Mountain Wilderness Adirondacks - New York ~~4/30/2021
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