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Best trails in Giant Mountain Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in Giant Mountain Wilderness, New York? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 13 hard trails in Giant Mountain Wilderness ranging from 3.4 to 13 miles and from 606 to 4,635 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Giant Mountain Peak via Ridge Trail
Giant Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 4 h 26 m
You can also access Rocky Peak Ridge by taking a right turn (east) at the top of Giant Mountain Peak. There is also a nearby trail leading up that way (see nearby trails). Although dogs are allowed toShow more
#2 - Giant Mountain and Rocky Peak Ridge Trail
Giant Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 6 h 28 m
This hike can be done as a hike through, shuttled car ridge hike up Giant and then descending east down Rocky Peak Ridge to enjoy two more Adirondack High Peaks. As you begin up the Ridge trail towarShow more
#3 - Rocky Peak Ridge from New Russia
Giant Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 13 mi • Est. 8 h 30 m
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. Show more
#4 - Roaring Brook Trail to Giant Mountain
Giant Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 4 h 41 m
Roaring Brook Trail to Giant Mountain is a 6.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Keene Valley, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a nuShow more
#5 - Roaring Brook Falls Upper and Lower Lookout
Giant Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 57 m
A quick twofold picturesque hike in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks. The lower path is easy, to the sheer rock face mouth of the falls. The upper path is moderate, with great views of the HigShow more
#6 - Hopkins Mountain via Mossy Cascade Trail
Giant Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 41 m
Hopkins Mountain via Mossy Cascade Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Keene Valley, New York that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarShow more
#7 - Giant's Nubble via the Ridge Trail
Giant Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 50 m
The most popular hiking trail to Giant Mountain is the Ridge Trail from NY 73, which offers some side visits including the Nubble and Giant Washbowl. The Zander Scott trail to Giant from the trailheaShow more
#8 - Owl Head Lookout
Giant Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 49 m
Owl Head Lookout offers great views after an ascent that is steep only for the last few yards. From the parking area you will begin following a dirt driveway for a short distance before dropping intoShow more
#9 - Bald Peak
Giant Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 4 h 44 m
Bald Peak is a 7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Elizabethtown, New York that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature tripShow more
#10 - Giant Washbowl via Ridge Trail
Giant Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
Giant Washbowl via Ridge Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Keene Valley, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a numbShow more
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