nature trips


wild flowers



kid friendly

dogs on leash

trail running


dog friendly




cross country skiing

rock climbing



mountain biking

whitewater kayaking

no dogs


The Adirondack Park is a protected park in the U.S. state of New York. It’s known for its fall foliage–viewing and forested mountains, with hiking trails crossing the Adirondack High Peaks near Lake Placid. Whiteface Mountain’s ski runs are nearby. West, paddling routes weave through St. Regis Canoe Area. Rapids swirl along Ausable Chasm canyon to the east.

This trail is very rocky and arduous at some points but there's many, many views going up the trail...at the top you get views of Gothics, Armstrong and the Wolfjaws. I didn't continue onto rocky peak only because the time of day I got to the summit. Going to Rocky Peak takes about 2 hours added onto your trip on the trail. Be careful coming down this trail. Again it's very rocky and steep. I fell a few times coming down and there a few bare rock steep climbs that u have to worry about going up and down. Other than that, Giant makes a very good day hike. If you would like to do Rocky Peak Ridge, I would definitely move it through the flat parts. Also you get views of Giants Washbowl anywhere from this trail. Giants Washbowl is beautiful. Make sure you take a right to keep going to Giant. I first made the mistake of turning left going to the Washbowl trail. Very nice day hike, I would recommend this for beginners who have some experience.


9 hours ago

11 hours ago

Not a bad hike at all. Climbed the 5 on a mildly warm and sunny day. Didn't start until 8 am- a late start for me. As some people had mentioned, the 3 miles out to the base of Sawteeth/Gothics can be a bit tedious. Sawteeth offers a good view of Pyramid, Gothics, and the upper Great Range (basin, haystack, etc). Pyramid is where most of your elevation gain on the range seemed to be acquired going up. Gothics has an amazing view in all directions and is the highlight of the 5. Armstrong has a small lookout. Upper WJ has a small balcony facing east towards Giant and Noonmark. Lower WJ just sucks. Little to no view and what feels to be an almost unnecessary amount of elevation gain and loss.

Wasn't as difficult as I was expecting. Maybe having just recently finished the Sewards, Santanoni's, and Marshall- I was a bit spoiled with a comfortably wide and (relatively) dry traverse. Took a little over 9 hours (including summit time) from St. Huberts back to St. Huberts parking lot. I would definitely do the traverse again- minus Lower WJ.

Awesome hike! One of my favorites so far. We did Algonquin, Iroquois, back over Algonquin then Wright. It took us about 7 hours to do.

12 hours ago

Good but not an easy trail. I would rate as moderate. Loose dirt on some steep inclines near the top. Difficult for our two medium sized dogs to navigate in spots (they needed a boost) with 3-4 foot steep rock faces.

Fun trail. Not too difficult. Great views from the top.

My niece, beagle/basset and I hiked this Tuesday. It was far from where we live, but well worth the drive! Beautiful view at the top and a lot of interesting sites along the trail!!!

Pretty gentle incline. Trail is incredibly muddy (2017). Great views at the top.

1 day ago

As long as you're prepared for no summit views, this is a really fun hike. the trail was in the best condition of the 6ers this year (2017).

Left trail is really buggy. Very easy mountain and can be done with kids. Nice views and ledges. Very popular hike amongst locals and tourists. Don't be surprised to see a lot of traffic.

Pretty easy climb with amazing payoff at the summit. Fire tower offers 360 view.

Ampersand is a must.

1 day ago

1 day ago

There's a short trail that takes you right to the water. Also saw some cool camp sites. Dog friendly!