Giant Mountain via Ridge Trail

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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
2739 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.

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hiking
1 month ago

hiked with my daughter a few years ago in august. some challenges along the way, but nothing we couldn't handle. sweet views of the great range in the distance and of chapel pond below.

backpacking
1 month ago

Tough climb this time of year because of icy conditions near top. Also very easy to miss trail to roaring brook, which I did and then must take trail over nubble to get back. Definitely adds to challenge but some great views

hiking
1 month ago

It was a tough climb, but we had awesome views most of the way up. Check out my full write up with pictures and things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/giantandrockypeak/

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1 month ago

Quite the challenge but worth every step !

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful day and very nice hike. The whole family did it just fine even my 6 year old baby girl didn't have any issues. Get your kids off the electronics and out in the woods for a change

hiking
1 month ago

beautiful hike , I would do this again .

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hiking
1 month 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
1 month 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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1 month ago

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

1 month ago

Difficult and painful but worth it at the end!

1 month ago

Great view from 73