We continued strait ahead and ambled up to the summit. This high, exposed ridge bookends the north side of the Olympic Mountains and features some of the best views in the Park. Stats. I spent about 25 minutes at the summit. Rocky Peak Ridge To get to Rocky Peak you will have to backtrack 0.1 miles to an intersection where there is a marked trail to the mountain. The washbowl is a small mountain pond that collects run-off from the mountain, very scenic. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from April until November. Swears she only enjoys hiking as a family activity, but is probably is the best natural hiker in the group. Once there, we were greeted with 50 MPH wind (with gusts to 70 MPH) over the very exposed large summit area. This is a difficult one way trail in Adirondack Park. Once you reach about 7400' the vegetation thins out considerably and it becomes pretty typical for the area, with a mix of trees, shrubs, fairly loose and rocky soil, crumbly rock, and scattered boulders. Dan Dubois, Age 37 First Adirondack High Peak attempt, but has hiked in Arcadia N.P (Maine). The Ridge Trail climbs quickly and steadily to Giant Mountain (4,626 feet) via the Washbowl, a small pond less than a mile from the trailhead. Roaring Brook Lookout Loop and Giant Mountain. I wasn't even in pain, but felt like I was tree grabbing a lot. A nice hike but a bit of snow at the top and the wet leaves are slippery. In fact, as I was gingerly pulling my boots off at the end of the trip, she actually said "That was fun Dad, but can we do a bigger mountain next time". Just below the summit of Giant, a sign marks a junction and the trail toward Rocky Peak Ridge, 1.2 miles across the ridge. We tracked 9.75 miles and it took us 6 hours and 20 mins, as we got turned around on the way down. Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park's heavily traveled highway to the sky, inspired awe before the first motorist ever traveled it. There was a lot of open rock that was tricky to navigate going down into the col. We did reach a section of the trail which had a little lookout of a slide on RPR which was pretty cool. Towards the top, I passed a junction sign for Rocky Ridge Peak, saying the peak of Giant was 0.3 miles away. All to soon, we began the 600' ascent up to the summit of Rocky Peak Ridge. I would like to drive Peak to Peak and Trail Ridge same day, is that doable? It was a very interesting transition. Total trip: 8.6 miles (4650' ascent) 8 hours. Finally, after 3.2 hours of hiking, I reached the wiiiindy summit. On the ridge. The normal route for Rocky Peak Ridge is to start from the E up and over Blueberry Cobbles and Bald Peak and then along the open ridge to the summit. Conditions were mostly sunny, with some high haze and about 70 degrees. This trail goes by Ridge Lookout, Giant Washbowl, Roaring Brook Lookout, Giant East Slide Lookout, Rocky Peak Ridge, Marie Louise Pond, Dickerson Notch, Bald Peak, and Hedgehog Notch. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Rocky Peak Ridge is the twentieth highest peak in the High Peaks Region of the Adirondack Park of New York, United States.The name of the mountain is due to its geology, a rocky ridge to the east of the better known Giant Mountain.The long, bare ridge is unusual in the Adirondacks; it resulted from the last great forest fire in the region, in 1913. Rocky Peak Ridge and Giant Mt. One route for Rocky Peak Ridge is to start from the east at the US 9 trailhead, going up and over Blueberry Cobbles, then Bald Peak and then along the open ridge to the summit. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Ashley Dubois, Age 9 Tim & Katie's daughter. This summit is the actual start of the summit ridge. It's likely (depending on how we feel) that we will traverse over to Rocky Peak Ridge and bag that summit as well. The Ridge Trail to Giant Summit: 3 miles (3050' ascent)3 hours Round trip traverse to Rocky Peak Ridge: 2.6 miles (1400' ascent) 2 hours. Rocky Peak Ridge is the twentieth highest peak in the High Peaks Region of the Adirondack Park of New York, United States.The name of the mountain is due to its geology, a rocky ridge to the east of the better known Giant Mountain.The long, bare ridge is unusual in the Adirondacks; it resulted from the last great forest fire in the region, in 1913. Giant et Rocky Peak Ridge par le sentier Zander Scott (Ridge Trail) et la East Trail pour Rocky Peak. I then headed back to the trail intersection and towards Rocky. Overall, would do again but on a dryer, more clear day. Barney - North Ridge via East peak and Down South Ridge Alpine Climbing trail in Palen Creek, Queensland (Australia). Download its GPS track and follow the itinerary on a map. It was not easy but there were a lot of vistas where you will be happy to stop and catch your breath. I started on the trail at 6:45am. The sticks do no help on this portion IMO. There are two usual routes to the summit, either from the west or east, both on trail. Rare warm day in November. Giant and Rocky Peak via Ridge Trail Adirondack46er.com completed a day hike of Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge in the Giant Mountain Wilderness Area on 20 June 2009. These posts have been tagged with Rocky Peak Ridge NY, or are within 1.5 miles of it. Wind were pretty steady at 35-45 MPH. More endurence than you could imagine a 9 y/o to have. Loves to scramble up bare rock slabs. A few hundred feet from the summit you'll notice an intersection that leads to Rocky Peak Ridge. Plodding up endless talus. My buddy Jim and I had been eyeballing another, much more interesting and challenging route. Ridge Trail Ridge Trail. It only took us about 35 minutes to travel the 1.2 miles down giant and up Rocky. A fine northern-looking lookout at the far end of the Cobbles gave us a good preview of what was to come: Bald Peak - a 3000-footer just to the north, and the east end of Rocky Peak Ridge itself, looming another thousand feeter higher on the left. ... We kept moving. I was happy that there was no wind, as I’ve read that this peak can get pretty gusty. All images are property of adktrailtalesandtails and may only be used with express permission. Our group began at the Chapel Pond trailhead on Route 73 in Keene Valley, NY and hiked the Ridge Trail 3.0 miles in to Giant Mountain, an ascent of 3,050 ft. Going down Giant actually felt harder than going up. Trail Ridge Road is the name for a stretch of U.S. Highway 34 that traverses Rocky Mountain National Park from Estes Park, Colorado in the east to Grand Lake, Colorado in the west. Solid Hiker with over 10 summits to credit (4 High Peaks). Rocky Peak Ridge Considered a challenging hike, particularly on hot days, but also seen as one of the best hikes in the Adirondack High Peaks for peak fall foliage, Rocky Peak Ridge is a pretty climb with some steep ups and downs, and is often done in conjunction with Giant, as it adds a little over 2.5 miles to include Giant in the trip. This 4.5-mile, moderately trafficked out-and-back, offers stellar views of the nearby ski area and the mountains surrounding Massanutten. Just east of Giant Mountain sits Rocky Peak Ridge, which rises to a lofty elevation of 4420 feet and is the 20th highest of the Adirondack High Peaks. Looking ahead along the ridge. Muddy between the peaks. Hiking boots are necessary for this hike. There was a lot of open rock that was tricky to navigate going down into the col. We did reach a section of the trail which had a little lookout of a slide on RPR which was pretty cool. It was a hot day, and the haze interrupted what would have been an awesome view had we been there in different weather. Partly cloudy, but we had great views. Leaving the pond, the trail climbs through open meadows to the summit of Rocky Peak Ridge at 6.7 miles. Towards the top, I passed a junction sign for Rocky Ridge Peak, saying the peak of Giant was 0.3 miles away. Fortunately, the climb from the col to Rocky Peak Ridge gains elevation more gradually with much less rock. The road is also known as Trail Ridge Road/Beaver Meadow National Scenic Byway.. Rocky Peak Ridge - 10/10/11 Let me clarify... this wasn' t just Rocky Peak Ridge (RPR)... this was RPR, Giant Mountain and Hopkins Mountain, for a total of 12.4 miles and 6000 vertical feet total elevation gain. Hey armchair travellers! 6/1/02, 8:30 AM - Arrived at the trailhead (directly across from Chapel Pond) for the Ridge Trail. ... May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. Sat, Sep 15, 2012, 8:00 AM: This is a spectacular hike in the Adirondacks. Big rock face openings looking into the valley. Markers were better on the way up. 5. Nick Dubois, Age 11 Tim & Katie's son. For our first ever video uploaded under the new Onwards and Upwards name, we share with you our hike to Rocky Peak Ridge. It was brief work to the summit, and what a view! It was a cloudy morning, but the views were still great. Head up the Ridge Trail to Giant Mountain and just before the summit break off to the right onto the East Trail to Giant Mountain.This will take you down the east side of Giant and over to RPR. Our … Overall awesome time though!! The uppermost ski slopes of Whiteface, 17 miles north, as seen from Rocky Peak Ridge. Liz and I hiked up Giant Mountain via the Ridge Trail, hiked down the back of Giant and over the ridge to Rocky Peak Ridge before turning back. I stayed about 35 minutes and had the summit to myself the whole time. Best hike of the weekend. Trail Map | … I had planned to hike via the East Trail (New Russia) described as a “very challenging route” but heavy rains the days proceeding I decided to take the more cautious route via Rock Roaring Brook Trail to Giant (the same as I did last summer). Mt. Very clearly marked. 2. Expected weather forecast: partly sunny, highs in the low 60’s with windy conditions present. You descend quite steeply (800') off Giant and into the col between the two. Has set a personal goal to become a 46er by the age of 15. The normal route for Rocky Peak Ridge is to start from the E up and over Blueberry Cobbles and Bald Peak and then along the open ridge to the summit. You can even see a long stretch of Vermont. Begin hiking at the trailhead on Route 73. Forecast as of 5/30/02. This is a moderate out and back trail to Rocky Peak Ridge in Adirondack Park. DIFFICULT 12.4 mi. The views were beautiful and I had a few minutes alone at the summit before another pair of hikers arrived. The real views of this hike start there. All Rights Reserved. At 9:05 I arrived at the summit of Giant. Leaving the summit, the trail descends into Dickerson Notch, then it begins a long climb along the ridge to the top of the 4,060-foot Rocky Peak at 5.4 miles. I arrived at Rocky at 10:40am. Much better than the Giant Mountain trail past the falls. Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge (via the ridge trail), "Guess what? To East Trail that starts from the parking lot on Rte 9, pass over many summits including Rocky Peak Ridge and connect with the Ridge Trail to Giant Mt.. I headed back to the intersection, down the slides, and back out to the trailhead. The first .5 miles is a nice stroll through a "typical adirondack forrest" and accends nicely up about 500 ft via some well designed switchbacks. The Ridge trail is steep and rocky, you will gain 3000 ft of elevation over 3 miles. Overall though, one of my favorite high peak hikes I've done so far. These were my first 46ers. 15 of us from the University of Rochester (mostly Eco 238 students) set out for the East Trail over RPR and Giant on September 16, 2017. Giant Mountain & Rocky Peak Ridge via the Ridge Trail We set out to climb Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge, via the Ridge Trial (also known as the Zander Scott Trail) just 0.2 miles from Chapel Pond, adding one more peak towards my 46, Rocky Peak Ridge. A cairn marks the Ridge Trail along a … You can see for miles in all directions in a clear day. Nubble via Ridge Trail. Rocky Peak Ridge Considered a challenging hike, particularly on hot days, but also seen as one of the best hikes in the Adirondack High Peaks for peak fall foliage, Rocky Peak Ridge is a pretty climb with some steep ups and downs, and is often done in conjunction with Giant, as it adds a little over 2.5 miles to include Giant in the trip. While most people hike Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge as a loop from Chapel Pond, we had read that the hike from Rocky Peak Ridge out via the East Trail to New Russia is "probably the best hike in all of the Adirondacks" (ADK High Peaks Region Guide and several websites). The road to Rocky was rough and muddy. ... May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. The best way to tackle this is to do it like Cascade and Porter. Head up the Ridge Trail to Giant Mountain and just before the summit break off to the right onto the East Trail to Giant Mountain.This will take you down the east side of Giant and over to RPR. She was the trail leader the whole way and was the least fatiqued at the end of the day. The day turned out to … There are two usual routes to the summit, either from the west or east, both on trail. A day hike in and out to Rocky Peak Ridge and Giant Mt. From there, we moved forward to "Giant's Washbowl" at .7 mile. Very muddy this time of year. I went on a Monday morning and spaces were plentiful. It's a very sharp descent. The most difficult part was the decent down giant and then back up on the way back mostly due to the water/mud and how steep it is. Towards the top, I passed a junction sign for Rocky Ridge Peak, saying the peak of Giant was 0.3 miles away. We did this with our Aussie and she didn’t have any difficulty and there was maybe one or two spots that we had to lift her. Looking across Kicking Horse Pass at Mount Ogden, Paget Peak and Mount Bosworth. Bald Peak 12.7 mi route. Giant was a breeze, Bear Den Trail to Dial Mountain and Nippletop, Giant Mountain and Rocky Peak Ridge Trail, Mount Colvin, Nippletop, and Dial Mountain Loop, Sawteeth Mountain to Pyramid Peak to Armstrong Mountain, HG Leach Trail to Colvin Trail to Lake Road Loop, Ridge Trail to Giant Mountain and Rocky Peak Ridge. The ridge is fairly wide, so there is no real exposure unless you choose to … A light icy coating started to develop on the slides as the elevation increased, but I didn’t need the micro spikes...yet. Elevation: 4,420 feet; Elevation gain: 4,700 feet via East Trail; Distance one way: 6.7 miles via East Trail; Rocky Peak Ridge is the 20th highest mountain in the Adirondacks Especially around the 1.5 - 2.5 mile range. Note the Wilmington Trail on the far right side, just left of Esther. The spine of the Green Mounains in Vermont stretches north to south on the horizon. for a total of 26 km in 11 hours including 1 hours of rest. IDK why but it did for me. Rocky Peak Ridge Trail Conditions and Trip Reports are crowdsourced from many hiking websites across the Internet. With the nice weather and good trail conditions, we chose the latter. Giant Mountain - East Trail via Rocky Peak Ridge East Trail in Giant Mountain Wilderness extends 6.7 miles and ascends 3,600 feet from the trailhead on Route 9 to the 4,420-foot summit of Rocky Peak Ridge and its 360- d egr vi w. Mu ch of tal snp ky of the mountains, forests … This is the next destination. On a baby blue summer day, these would be great hikes. Going back to Giant was the hardest part of this whole trail. There were many icy spots along the way and I decided to put on the micro spikes when I got to a particularly tough spot. © 2006-2020 SummitPost.org. DIFFICULT 7.1 mi. It was so quiet that I could hear the thin layer of ice on the rocks behind me crackle and melt as the sun warmed it up. The toughest part of the trail is the ~.5 miles leaving giant on your way to rocky (and on the way back). A really great hike, lots of potential for great views. Starting from parking area on Rte 9. Another option if you’re feeling ambitious is hiking both Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge via the Rocky Peak Ridge Trail, detailed here. Big Brother doesn't care about you. The col is short, quiet and nice. Giant and Rocky Peak via Ridge Trail Adirondack46er.com completed a day hike of Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge in the Giant Mountain Wilderness Area on 20 June 2009. Klahhane Ridge via Switchback Trail - 3.4 Miles Round-Trip Klahhane Ridge connects the east face of Mount Angeles (6,454') and jagged spires of Rocky Peak (6,218'). Trail Ridge Road is closed during the winter, and often remains closed until late spring or early summer depending on the snowpack. 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. ... We were heading to the rocky peak at the end. A variant to the "4 peaks" hike Paul and I completed posted by himself (Shatkins) missing the West Peak down Midget Ridge. A few hundred feet from the summit you'll notice an intersection that leads to Rocky Peak Ridge. The trail went down pretty steeply. Finally at 4:10 we hit the trail register. There is a designated campsite on the left, just before the outlet. The view, which were slightly obscured by the haze were expansive. The Ridge Trail climbs quickly and steadily to Giant Mountain (4,626 feet) via the Washbowl, a small pond less than a mile from the trailhead. From the summit to the col, the trail drops nearly 900' in about a half mile. The trail went down pretty steeply. Starting at about 2.6 miles you begin to see (through the trees) the impressive west face (with it's recognizable slides) of Giant. We plan to summit Giant (via the Ridge Trail) as a day hike on Saturday, June 1, 2002. Often climbed in conjunction with Giant Mt., aka Giant of the Valley, Rocky Peak Ridge is sometimes referred to as Giant's Wife. If you’re looking to access one of the best views Massanutten has to offer via your own two feet, look no further than the Massanutten Ridge Trail. Are they connected at some point? Narao Peak seen from Paget Peak. Another approach is to climb up Giant first from the W or N and then head over on the ridgeline E to this peak. ; Rocky Peak 1347m, 4420pi. Trail Ridge Road is closed during the winter, and often remains closed until late spring or early summer depending on the snowpack. Bald Peak 12.5 mi route. We expect wind gusts of up to 50-55 MPH on the summit. Nice trip report. "It is hard to describe what a sensation this new road is going to make," predicted Horace Albright, director of the National Park Service, in 1931 during the road's construction. Hiked this yesterday (Sat 11/14). From the upper reaches of this trail, there is a good look at Rocky Peak Ridge, with Lake Champlain clearly visible not to far beyond. Practically 270 degree view of the surrounding region. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. A short way down there is a trail off to the left to go out to the East Slide Lookout. I had a bottle of Gatorade in the car that I was dreaming about the whole hike. An amazing day, RPR was my 46th High peak, the Ridge trail is now a favorite, it was a fantastic hike. The summit of Giant Mountain is just around the corner, and the views are fantastic. [2] Chumash Single Track : Description: The Chumash trail starts at the end of Flanagan Drive in eastern Simi Valley and ends at the Rocky Peak fire road about 1000 feet about it.It has a consistant, fairly steep grade to it and some rocks and ruts, with a few spots where getting off and walking is in order, whether going up or down, but there are no really loose spots.. The top of this was my favorite view all year! Once down from Giant, Rocky is very manageable going up. Complete overcast on giant which was a bummer but the clouds broke for some views on rocky. Snow and ice visible off trail but none on trail. I felt like Tarzan grabbing onto branches + roots. I made some oatmeal and hot chocolate, and enjoyed the view. I arrived back at the car at 2:05pm. My buddy Jim and I had been eyeballing another, much more interesting and challenging route. Ridge Trail to Giant Mountain and Rocky Peak Ridge is a 8.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Keene, New York that features a lake and is rated as difficult. 16 summits • 10.7 mi • 5,222 ft gain • 10 hr 6 min. This is the next destination. September 18, 2017 September 18, 2017 / wintercow20. There were cars lined up and down the Route 73. Cathedral Mountain. And at 3000’ of vertical rise, you can go home proud, knowing you climbed a really solid high peak. There is a designated campsite on the left, just before the outlet. Trail Map | … Pretty muddy, to be expected, it’s rained recently. After a few minor bumps the path descends to the outlet of Mary Louise Pond at 6.1 miles. Notify me of new posts via email. We both fell a few times during the hike, so be careful. I took my German Shepherd (he’s done lots of other high peaks and loves hiking) but the rocks are large and were challenging for him to jump. Done. Posts about Rocky Peak Ridge written by gkruesi. Once we reached the junction on Giant descend to the first false summit and met back up with Katie and Nick, and then returned to the car. The ridge is the hilly line on the left-hand side of this photo. Would not recommend taking dogs that do not jump well. Once back at the giant summit, I caught my breath for 5-10 minutes. I had planned to hike via the East Trail (New Russia) described as a “very challenging route” but heavy rains the days proceeding I decided to take the more cautious route via Rock Roaring Brook Trail to Giant (the same as I did last summer). Rocky Peak Ridge September 6, 2016. Leaving the summit, the trail descends into Dickerson Notch, then it begins a long climb along the ridge to the top of the 4,060-foot Rocky Peak at 5.4 miles. The summit was crowded (10-15 others) so we only spent about 20 minutes there. Thank you. At 2.8 miles, a trail splits to the left that traverses over to the adjacent high-peak (ROCKY PEAK RIDGE). Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Slow as molasses hiking up, quick hike down with sliding Rocky Peak Ridge was like that for me. ", Comments Be sure to watch for the yellow markings on the ground on the way down on the flat scrambles. I’m a 30 something living in the metropolis of Burlington, Vermont. We will be hiking most At 2.8 miles, a trail splits to the left that traverses over to the adjacent high-peak (ROCKY PEAK RIDGE). Rocky Peak Ridge September 6, 2016. Gert hikes along a clifftop. Around 4,100’ you could look left and it looked like Autumn, but if you looked right it was winter, with frost and ice coating the trees. And, as I figured, Ashley (who turned 9 on May 13), was the best hiker in the group. We returned to the junction with (Rocky Peak traverse), and Tim, Dan and 9 y/o Ashley were feeling pretty good, so we decided to "grab to next peak". Rocky Peak Ridge via East Trail. I recorded 8.1 miles and 6.5 hours of moving time. ... We kept moving. The next 1.2 miles moves along this rather long summit ridge with the trail alternating between steeper and moderate sections. First mile is meh both in and out, but afterwards it pretty cool. Another approach is to climb up Giant first from the W or N and then head over on the ridgeline E to this peak. It really knocked me out. The summit was crowded (10-15 others) so we only spent about 20 minutes there. We continued strait ahead and ambled up to the summit. No views from either peak due to fog, and it was extremely cold and windy at the top, so being layers! Notify me of new posts via email. 4. Wind were pretty steady at 35-45 MPH. This trail goes by Ridge Lookout, Giant Washbowl, Roaring Brook Lookout, and Giant East Slide Lookout. My boyfriend and I loved it though, and thought it was a great challenge see. The trail drops steeply over ledge as it makes its way to the col between Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge. This mountain singlehandly changed our lives! Grew up on edge of the Adirondack’s and set packing for six years to the beauty of Montana after high school, to care-free NYC for a couple of years (yeah I didn’t last long – I’m not a lifer) and now in Vermont and settling some roots down. No bugs at all, which was a pleasant surprise. Rocky Peak Ridge via Ridge Trail. Unfortunately, low clouds prevented views from both peaks. I plan to add an in-depth route description, in addition to current trail conditions. This was our 17th and 18th high peak. The best way to tackle this is to do it like Cascade and Porter. At .5 miles we reached a nice lookout out that looks down to the trailhead area and Chapel Pond. At 0.7 miles we came across the washbowl, a small pond where the trail skirts around shortly before heading up hill again. From that point at .7 miles to 1.6 miles, the trail moves steeply up to the first "false" summit. The ridge led to the base of Giant, and the climbing was very very steep and difficult, often straight up slides. Although dogs are allowed to use this trail, users have reported that they may have trouble with the scrambling. Rocky Peak Ridge trail from NY Route 9. To East Trail that starts from the parking lot on Rte 9, pass over many summits including Rocky Peak Ridge and connect with the Ridge Trail to Giant Mt.. The road is also known as Trail Ridge Road/Beaver Meadow National Scenic Byway.. Round Trip Distance: ~10 miles. This is a seriously exhausting hike!! It’s 6 miles to Giant, round trip. Klahhane Ridge via Switchback Trail - 3.4 Miles Round-Trip Klahhane Ridge connects the east face of Mount Angeles (6,454') and jagged spires of Rocky Peak (6,218'). The ridge led to the base of Giant, and the climbing was very very steep and difficult, often straight up slides. With Porcupine Creek (out of sight) on one side and Wasootch Creek on the other, it stretches out far into the distance. Follow the East Trail. It was steep, wet, and fun. I threw my boot at her, but in my weakened state, missed her by a mile. Planning the same route this week and wanted a quick and dirty summary which you provided splendidly! DIFFICULT 5.1 mi. This high, exposed ridge bookends the north side of the Olympic Mountains and features some of the best views in the Park. We were the only ones there, so after adding to the impressive cairn on the summit, we took a few photos, enjoyed to impressive views and began the taxing route back over to Giant. It was a busy day in the high peaks for sure! The trail has several switchbacks until you reach the slides. Katie Dubois, Age: 35 Tim's wife, Avid hiker with several high peak summits to her credit. RPR had most of the westerly views of Giant’s peak, but then also a clear line of sight in every other direction as well. The summit is actually very spacious, and wraps around if you want some privacy from the crowd. Rocky Peak Ridge: 4,420 feet Elevation gain: +990 feet. Rocky Peak Ridge - 10/10/11 Let me clarify... this wasn' t just Rocky Peak Ridge (RPR)... this was RPR, Giant Mountain and Hopkins Mountain, for a total of 12.4 miles and 6000 vertical feet total elevation gain. Klahhane Ridge via Hurricane Ridge - 7.2 Miles Round-Trip Klahhane Ridge runs west - east between the east face of Mount Angeles (6,454') and jagged spires of Rocky Peak (6,218').The Klahhane Ridge Trail traverses high, exposed ridges and slopes that extend from Hurricane Ridge to the top of Klahhane Ridge, which forms the headwall over Lake Angeles. EASY 2.9 mi. From there I decided to do Rocky Ridge. 0 ¼ ½ 1 KilometersMarch 2018 Giant Mountain - East Trail via Rocky Peak Ridge East Trail in Giant Mountain Wilderness extends 6.7 miles and ascends 3,600 feet from the trailhead on Route 9 to the 4,420-foot summit of Rocky Peak Ridge and its 360- d egr vi w. DIFFICULT 6.3 mi. Rocky Peak Ridge and Giant via East Trail. Going down Rocky was very easy IMO. If you can caravan cars, you can make the trip a loop – beginning at either the Ridge or Roaring Brook trailhead and ending at the other. 3. TONS of mud, especially descending giant and heading to Rocky. (1), A Cautionary Tale of Hiking with Your Older Dog - Rocky Peak Ridge Traverse, Giant’s West Side Story: Bottle, Diagonal, Question Mark and Tulip Slides. To Giant Ridge: 4,420 feet elevation gain: +990 feet overnight packs muddy, be. Ridge Lookout and the climbing was very very steep and Rocky Peak Ridge descend steeply. 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