Giant's Nubble via the Ridge Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Keene Valley, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
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 trailhead near Chapel Pond goes right by the trail to the Nubble. It is a steep trail in places, but the ascent to the Nubble is only 1150 ft while the ascent to the summit of Giant is over 3000 ft.
Great hike to the Nubble with my wife this morning 10/9/16! Definitely would do it again but would hike down to Roaring Brook Falls next time!
Incredibly varied and beautiful trail. Very steep, a thrill ride from start to finish.