Giant Mountain via Ridge Trail

HARD 202 reviews
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Giant Mountain via Ridge Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Saint Huberts, New York that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, camping, and nature trips and is best used from June until March.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2890 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

scramble

snow

no dogs

A moderate hike over varied terrain including open rock areas and several false peaks before you reach the summit. There are two trails - one slightly longer but less steep and one that is shorter but steeper. The views from the summit into the High Peaks region are excellent. You can also access Rocky Peak Ridge as part of your day hike - the mileage for this additional hike is not included in this total.

hiking
2 days ago

Wonderful hike! Steep and long but not as difficult as some had made it seem. The views along the way make it worth every step. I would reccomend wearing good and supportive shoe!! There are many rocks you could easily twist an ankle on.

I am giving this four stars just because the trail at some points is not easy to follow and a handful of times we had to really think and look at our map on where we should go.

Always stay safe and carry a map with you! These high peaks are beautiful but Mother Nature can take a quick turn for the worse, always be prepared.

hiking
2 days ago

Amazing view ! Difficult and painful but it’s worth it. It was my second hike and I was able to do it, so everyone can. A lot of rock climbing tho.

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3 days ago

It was a hard climb up, every time I thought we were at the top, there was more to climb. Excellent experience!

4 days ago

Difficult and painful but worth it at the end!

4 days ago

Great view from 73

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hiking
17 days ago

Beautiful views! Someone rock scrambling. Lots of fun!

17 days ago

17 days ago

Lots of fog from the rain on the way up. Trail definitely gets the best of yah at some off the switchbacks! Got some views of snow on Rickey Peak Ridge. Then at .07 miles till Giant we got into the snow. 80 degrees two days ago. Crazy ADK weather. No Views on the summit. But some on the way back down. Amanda an I survived the Giant.

hiking
18 days ago

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