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Giant Mountain, New York - Giant Mountain, New York

Giant Mountain, New York - Hiking

Adirondacks, New York, United States

By lydia.crawford

Giant Mountain, New York Statistics

Difficulty

Very hard

Distance

5 KM

Elevation gain

1,410 meters

Dog allowed

What are the activities at Giant Mountain, New York ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Giant Mountain, New York?

Giant Mountain is the twelfth-highest peak in the High Peaks Region of the Adirondack Park, in New York, USA. The peak is also known as "Giant of the Valley," due to its stature looking over Keene Valley and St. Huberts to the west. The prominent rock slides on the mountain's steep western face and its location away from most other large peaks make it quite an imposing figure, leading to its name.

There are three main trails up Giant, one from the east, and two from the west. The two most popular routes begin on trailheads along New York State Route 73, one near St. Huberts ("Roaring Brook Trail") and the other near Chapel Pond ("Zander Scott Trail"). The two trails climb the southern ridge of the mountain, meeting up about a mile south of the summit. The Zander Scott Trail is shorter than the Roaring Brook Trail but steeper.

The third trail begins from the east, near the town of New Russia, and is not as commonly climbed due to the longer hike. The route climbs Bald Peak, a smaller mountain with unusual krummholz that is predominately Northern White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis), then begins the ascent of Rocky Peak Ridge. After summiting Rocky Peak Ridge, hikers descend a small coll before ascending to the Giant summit. This route is more commonly used by those attempting to become Adirondack Forty-Sixers, since Rocky Peak is a required peak.


What are the services on site?

Parking

What are the hiking trails at Giant Mountain, New York ?

Trails Distance Difficulty
test 0 km Beginner
Rocky 18 km Intermediate
Sommet 12 km Intermediate

Rate & open hour

Access fee Free
Schedule
No information
Coordinates
-73.72047189999999
44.1612881

What are the coordinates and address of Giant Mountain, New York?

Adirondack Mountain Club
518-523-3441
1002 Adirondack Loj Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946-0867

Customer Reviews

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 29 reviews

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Recent reviews

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Tawny Olin

5 out of 5 stars

Giant and Rocky Peak are two of my favorite mountains to hike. I have done this high peak in all seasons and love the view every time. I particularly enjoy hiking it in the winter as there are less crowds and the views/terrain is spectacular.

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Angel Gibbs

5 out of 5 stars

Completed early September. Was a tough hike with large slabs to traverse near the top. No views for us, but fun day on the mountain.

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Anna Lopez

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing and fun hike with good views at the top

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Jane Maxwell

5 out of 5 stars

Steep hike up. Beautiful view of the range from the summit. The wash was my favorite area to see. Appropriately named mountain.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the level of difficulty of Giant Mountain, New York ?

Very hard

What is the elevation of Giant Mountain, New York?

1410.00 M

Are dogs allowed?

Yes

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is it free?

Yes

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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