Much of the trail is along an open rocky ridge with constant views of the mountains, forests and waters to the north, east and southeast. Note that since many peaks in peakery still have unknown prominence, the ranks are subject to change as new prominence info is added. All total for the day over 5,000 feet. Disclaimer: this is a different route than the standard Keyhole Route… It only took us about 35 minutes to travel the 1.2 miles down giant and up Rocky. I had also been well informed that this hike was steep from the start and I had read a few things and my friends had hinted that the route to RPR was "tricky" so I was also prepared for it to be hard. The real attraction here is being able to camp so close to the top of a High Peak, which is a rare thing since camping is generally prohibited above 4,000 feet. Giant also has several different ways to approach the summit, but this path would be the most popular, mostly because of the length and the access to see the Giant Washbowl and Nubble. Disclaimer: Neighborwho.com gives people easy and affordable access to public record information. 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. ... Leesa and I had been kicking around doing another Rocky Peak Ridge traverse. A very, very long & steep climb. Always bring extra layers, especially for higher elevations, and don't hesitate to turn around if the weather starts to turn. Leaving the notch, the path climbs over the wooded summit of Mason Mountain at 2.8 miles, descends into another notch, then climbs steeply to the summit of Bald Peak at 3.9 miles. We’ll review and let you know when it’s approved. Trail Ridge Road (Highway 34) connects the two sides of the Park, crossing the Continental Divide at 12,183 ft. Hamlin Ridge Trail climbs to Hamlin Peak, which tops off at 4,756 feet above sea level and is one of Katahdin’s lesser peaks. This route uses the route to 12,400' and then climbs the east ridge on Peak 9. There is a ridge that climbs from Rocky Peak to Rocky Peak Ridge, but the name "Rocky Peak Ridge" applies to the summit, not the ridge. Adair, Meghan - Social Science; Al-Majid, Ariana - Learning Specialist; Alison, Allison - Social Science Chair; Anderson, Tyler - English; Ayala-Walsh, Johanna - English Chair The well-known 55-mile-long route showcases views … and arrived at the trailhead around 6:30 am. Find nearby businesses, restaurants and hotels. Starting from the Evening Sky Dr. Trailhead it's ten miles in total. On Saturday Sept 10th 2016, Dave and I climbed Longs Peak in Colorado via the Keyhole Ridge route. —, "Sprained ankle coming off of Rocky. This hike has had some of my favorite views of the Adirondacks, especially on the descent between Giant and Giant Nubble." Both approaches should only be attempted by experienced hikers. The total ascent amounts to 5,128' (more than the ascent of Mt. Spur Trail at the base and top of Roaring Brooks Falls (class III) After reaching Rocky Peak Ridge, hikers decent a small col before ascending to Giant Mountain. It was such a beautiful hike. County Road 2, Hoosier Pass, a high mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado. 12.8k members in the Adirondacks community. As we were approaching the summit, we heard several rumbles of thunder that sounded like they were getting closer. Peak to Peak Scenic Byway This drive is less than an hour from Denver, Boulder or Fort Collins. It's about a 3 mile round trip from the trail junction with more than 1,450 feet of ascent. michael.t.vaughan 4 years, 1 month ago Giant through hike (KM) (8/15/19) Jeff O! Another approach is to climb up Giant first from the W or N and then head over on the ridgeline E to this peak. Route Description Overview The Rocky Canyon route up Pyramid Peak is probably the greatest vertical climb in the Tahoe Sierra. Hikers can also approach Rocky Peak Ridge by going over the shoulder of Giant Mountain. It was pretty humid and I didn't get as early a start as I wanted or I would have taken the ridge over to Giant's summit for unique views, though I have already done and completed Giant (would do again on a non-busy day)." RP Home Church. 5 years, 6 months ago Giant Rocky Peak. Along the way this trail gains, loses, then regains a lot of ground, adding up to a whopping 4,700 feet of total elevation gain. While capitol peak can be climbed in a long day from the trailhead on the regular route, called the northeast ridge or sometimes the knife-edge route, most parties take two days to climb it. The parking area and trailhead are on the left. We reached the summit of Rocky at about 2:00pm. Near 12,800', re-gain the ridge and continue west to a 13,150-foot point on the ridge - 11. From AllTrails recent recordings, people had done the hike in 6-8 hours recently so we went in hoping for that, but I was also mentally rounding up to 9-10. the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, Elevation gain: 4,700 feet via East Trail, Distance one way: 6.7 miles to the summit of Rocky Peak Ridge via East Trail, Rocky Peak Ridge is the 20th highest mountain in the Adirondacks. 9. 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. Thanks for contributing! Explore! It wasn't the parking lot, or even the trailhead, that we thought, but it still had access to the peaks we wanted. This is a good trail for learning how to summit with snowshoes. Be prepared for a lot of ups and downs on this beautiful hike. Rocky Peak Ridge. If your photo isn't featured, it will still be added to the full collection of photos for this peak. The 6.5-mile trail can get crowded on weekends, but there’s a reason for its popularity. This is a great double up mountain hike. No snow left, bugs swarming below 3,000 feet, trail mostly dry and well maintained. Great day if hiking!" shows the mountain as a whole (not just the summit or views), is at least 1920x1440 dimensions and max size 10MB. Hiking. Rocky Peak Ridge: #20 4,420′ The ascent of Rocky Peak Ridge (RPR) from Rt. The sharp col, referred to as Gusty Gap, between Giant Mountain and Rocky Peak Ridge is another attractive feature of the area. At 43.9 miles, Trail Ridge is also the second longest bike climb in the U.S. and the fifth longest in the world. 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. The trail rolls over several lesser peaks… The Giant-Dix Traverse is a 25-mile point-to-point link up of six Adirondack high peaks: Rocky Peak Ridge, Giant, Dix, Hough, South Dix, and Macomb, as well as numerous smaller peaks. The morning sun was easing the cold and soon I stripped off my jumper and was strolling in shirt sleeves. Do not underestimate this route! Again, lots of open rock and some fantastic views. From Lake Placid, follow Route 73 east for 27.5 miles, then turn left on Route 9 at the spaghetti junction and follow that for about 4.5 miles. The waterbody is small and swimming is not recommended. We reached the summit of Rocky at about 2:00pm. Prominence is a popular metric for peaks for two reasons: 1) it’s objective and relatively easy to calculate, and 2) higher prominence peaks are more likely to be interesting with higher independence vs. peaks with lower prominence. And it was, but I really liked this hike. Most people hike Rocky Peak Ridge with Giant Mountain as in and out hikes (going up Giant and then to Rocky and returning the way they came up). 12 summits • 10.7 mi • 5,222 ft gain • 10 hr 9 min, 2 summits • 10.6 mi • 4,353 ft gain • 7 hr 27 min, 1 summit • 12.5 mi • 4,154 ft gain • 11 hr 24 min, 1 summit • 12.7 mi • 5,141 ft gain • 7 hr 5 min, 1 summit • 16.8 mi • 6,263 ft gain • 11 hr 11 min, "With Jeff and Meenu - peaks 24 and 25 of ADK 46 for me (and 2nd and 20th of round 2 for Meenu and Jeff). While the climbing makes for a challenging run, there is a great deal of open ridge running on this route, and the views are early, often, and expansive in both directions. Rt 9 New Russia to RPR: 6.7 mi (book), 4500 ft ascent, 760 ft descent Rt 9 to Giant: 8.0 mi (book), 5400 ft ascent RPR to Giant: 1.3 mi (book), 620 ft descent, 870 ft ascent Total trip: 8.6 miles (4650' ascent) 8 hours. The total mileage is about 13.5 miles. Hiking Rocky Scramble We started at Roaring Brook trail head went up to Giant then over to Rocky Peak Ridge, then over to Bald Mtn and Blueberry Cobbles, then to route 9 where our dropped car was. The 10 mile trail over Rocky Peak Ridge and Giant includes 5300' of climbing, and 9500' for the 20 mile round trip. Another approach is from to climb up Giant first from the Chapel Pond trailhead and then head over on the ridgeline east to this peak. The route climbs Bald Peak, a smaller mountain, then begins the ascent of Rocky Peak Ridge. Got home late-ish that night. The weather was perfect and even if we were the long weekend, surprisingly they were not that much people on this trail. Hikers can begin at the Roaring Brook or Chapel Pond trailheads to begin this hike. Unfortunately I guess I will say this at our next ascent :)" —. Leave the forest near 11,800' and continue on the road as it … A spectacular trail from New Russia involves eight waterless miles and 5200 feet of ascent. Rocky Peak Ridge The East Trail in the Giant Mountain Wilderness ascends 6.7 miles and 3,600 feet from the trailhead on Route 9 to the 4,420-foot summit of Rocky Peak Ridge and its 360 degree view. Berries in season? You'll find significant sections of 5.5 - 5.6 climbing on almost all of the 10 pitches on this route. Marcy from the ADK LOJ). The route begins at Rt. Snowshoeing Rocky Peak Ridge in winter is a serious endeavor that should only be attempted after tackling a few of the area's smaller mountains. 9 is a strenuous climb with a terrific pay off. Somewhere along the way I dropped one of my two rubber footspike things, so I went about a half mile back to find it hanging on a tree (placed by a friendly passerby). More … There is a ridge that climbs from Rocky Peak to Rocky Peak Ridge, but the name "Rocky Peak Ridge" applies to the summit, not the ridge. There is a trail junction shortly after the summit, with the left route passing more views and right descending more directly into Mason Notch, where the two paths converge. 1 shows the route from the top of the Breckenridge ski area. Note that prominence is not the same thing as a peak’s vertical drop, which is usually extremely difficult to calculate because a peak’s base elevation can be highly subjective. Our last one was on a perfect fall weekend in October 2011. On that trip, we started at … We reached the summit of Rocky at about 2:00pm. That's a nice route but I would still suggest Peak-to-Peak over it. Becca posed for some test footage for an upcoming video project, and battled her leaking water bottle all day. The route is rated class 3, requiring scrambling on exposed rock, on a fair-weather day or class 4 if conditions are bad or much snow is on the route. New Russia on US 9, and is not as commonly climbed due to the longer hike. Passing through some rocky groups along the ridge, you could see a rocky group in larger scale ahead at the top of Wo Yeung Shan - just Wo Yeung Rocky Group. STATE: New York TOWN: Keene DESTINATION: Giant Mountain, Rocky Peak Ridge ELEVATION: 4625 Feet Giant SUMMIT COORDINATES: N44 09.668' W73 43.218' TRAIL: Zander Scott Trail, East Trail DISTANCE:8.5 miles ELEVATION GAIN: 3005 feet HIKING TIME: 4 hours 13 minutes SEASON: Late Summer DATE: August 19, 2013 WEATHER: 80 degrees, humid, clear PARKING: From route 87 take route 9 … Mild day & very little wind. I reached the saddle between the east and west viewpoints in about an hour and turned west. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. When I reached the summit, it was in the clouds, but as I sat there, the clouds began to rise, sending down the biggest show of god rays I have ever seen." Snowshoeing Rocky Peak Ridge in winter is a serious endeavor that should only be attempted after tackling a few of the area's smaller mountains. Rocky Peak Home Church is an opportunity for us to invite people to our homes to watch our online service. The initial descent will be over boulder-like talus and rubble that will slow progress. When I reached the summit, it was in the clouds, but as I sat there, the clouds began to rise, sending down the biggest show of god rays I have ever seen." The other route to consider would be heading north on SR9 to Kremmling then following US40 along the Colorado River. East Trail to Giant (class IV) - (7.9 miles) via Rocky Peak Ridge; Ridge Trail to Giant (class V) - (6.2 total miles) includes the "Over" bypass on the Ridge Trail, the Ridge Trail and the Roaring Brook trail to Giant. The route is obvious - stay on the ridge where you can see across Quandary's upper east slope to your right - 12, 13, 14 and 15. Great Strenuous Hike: Maryland Heights. We left home about 3 am (a late start for us!) Snowshoes are required and will suffice on the lower reaches of the trail, but snow spikes are highly recommended on the steep, mostly exposed ridge and on the upper reaches of the mountain. The East Trail is a scenic and demanding hike that follows a long, mostly exposed ridge as it goes over several lower peaks on its way to the summit of Rocky Peak Ridge. Unmarked Trails . I guess everybody else went for Mt Marcy. It was cool, a little breezy but clear skies up over the 3 smaller summits and onto the ridge to the summit of Rocky. Overall 13 hours and 13+ miles later, very long but beautiful day. 9. Date of Hike: 6/1/12 East Trail: 16.0 miles (6,500 elevation gain) Trip Report: - One of the most scenic hikes in the Adirondacks is a traverse along Rocky Peak Ridge, most hikers will spot a car at the Giant Mountain Wilderness trailhead off Route 73 or the trailhead in New Russia off Route 9 … The trek up was steep but there were switchbacks and some fun scrambles. After enjoying in the views, keep going toward Bald Peak. There are two usual routes to the summit, either from the west or east, both on trail. —, "A perfect day to hike up Rocky Peak via the New Russia trail head! The 9 Edges Challenge is a 21 mile route that crosses 9 gritstone edges in the eastern Peak District. Near here there's also the climb to Hen Cloud where there are more great views. Near to the end of Tittesworth you will find one of the best walks in the Peak District at The Roaches. I would go with the Peak-to-Peak route for diversity. —, "So, this was the main goal of Today. More. It is also the shortest route to the summit from a roadway, and thus sees a reasonable number of daytrippers. Then it was another descent, before climbing again to Bald Mountain. Distance one way: 6.7 miles to the summit of Rocky Peak Ridge via East Trail; Rocky Peak Ridge is the 20th highest mountain in the Adirondacks; Follow Leave No Trace principles; Parking. We headed out about 6:50 am to start the climb towards Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge. I was very glad of that, because the route up from NY 9 was bone dry !! Northeast Ridge route enroute to San Luis Peak, 14,014 ft, 23 May 2020. The parking area is on Route 9, about 5.5 miles south of Elizabethtown on the right. The Peak to Peak Highway (119 to 72 to 7) runs north-south from Estes Park to I70 and is a favorite scenic drive - especially during fall colors. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Colorado has climbs that belong on every cyclist's bucket list and Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is my favorite. Rocky Peak Ridge: #20 4,420′ The ascent of Rocky Peak Ridge (RPR) from Rt. Continue to follow the trail uphill, along the way Square Hill is horizotally towering on the right far, in which Wong Mo Stream embedded itself. From the summit of Peak 10, head north, walking down the ridge that connects over to Peak 9. Park at the Visitor center or Safeway Shopping center near the intersection of US 34 and US 36 on the east side of Estes Park. Many small brooks cascade down from the upper slopes and one in particular, Roaring Brook, has a scenic waterfall which may be seen from Route … The ankle was the size of a baseball the next day. " Derwent, Stanage, Upper Burbage, Lower Burbage, Frogatt, Curbar, Baslow,… The trail to Route 9 is lovely, descending to pass by a pond (Mary Louise Pond) before ascending to Rocky Mountain (not to be confused with Rocky Peak Ridge). The section from Giant to RPR is very steep and challenging sections to descend. This aptly-named mountain is the first summit on the East Trail to Rocky Peak and Giant at 1.9 miles from Rt. It's easier than the East Trail but still a strenuous hike. So we climbed most of Giant again, then dropped down 600 feet & climbed 750 feet up to the summit of Rockey Peak Ridge. This is especially important on the descent. Lots of open rock face, and lots of great views from here. That's a nice route but I would still suggest Peak-to-Peak over it. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. From Colorado Springs Airport, drive about 150 miles northwest to the park. It was a beautiful clear morning, about 35 degrees - it has been unseasonably warm and there was no snow or ice to speak of at the start. — Right-On • Oct 9, 2018 As we were approaching the summit, we heard several rumbles of thunder that sounded like they were getting closer. The North Ridge of Ellingwood is one of those Rocky Mountain alpine adventures that is familiar-sounding to many, but few actually put in the miles required to climb it. Ellen Kalish, the founder and director of the center on Route 212 in Saugerties, removed Rocky from a carrier, stroked the back of the owl's head and then extended her arm out. The Wild Basin trailhead is accessible to any passenger vehicle. Last year we did Giant, but it started raining & getting colder, so we headed back down. Either way, you'll arrive just 0.2 mile from the top of Giant before descending steeply to a col between the two peaks, after which it climbs to the summit of Rocky Peak Ridge. Rocky Peak is the easternmost of the Adirondack’s highest peaks. Trail Ridge Road is the highest continuous paved road in the United States, traversing Rocky Mountain National Park and offering spectacular views along the giant switchbacks 20 miles below a summit that tops out at a whopping 12,000'. Snowshoeing. There is a designated campsite on the left, just before the outlet. Rocky Peak Ridge in winter. We started around 7h15am my wife and I. we left Montreal around 5h00am so we could beat the border traffic (which we did!). After a few minor bumps the path descends to the outlet of Mary Louise Pond at 6.1 miles. Beautiful day and scenic hike though." 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. Once crossing the ridge, the climb up Rocky Peak Ridge isn’t bad at all. I proceeded up the saddle edges to a rocky peak, had some lunch, an absorbed the view of the Shenandoah Valley from the precipice. 9 is a strenuous climb with a terrific pay off. Enter your email and we’ll send password reset instructions: Often climbed in conjunction with Giant Mt., aka Giant of the Valley, Rocky Peak Ridge is sometimes referred to as Giant's Wife. Giant Mountain, Rocky Peak Ridge, Blueberry Cobbles, & Bald Peak via East Trail at Clinton, New York, United States on Saturday May 15, 2010 at 9:00AM The North Ridge of Ellingwood is one of those Rocky Mountain alpine adventures that is familiar-sounding to many, but few actually put in the miles required to climb it. Share: Also in Adirondack Hiking The views we get at the different false summit (so many of them) are great. Very steep and LOTS of ups-and-downs, ups-and-downs coming over from New Russia. Aoraki / Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand.Its height, as of 2014, is listed as 3,724 metres (12,218 feet). The total ascent amounts to 5,128' (more than the ascent of Mt. Once crossing the ridge, the climb up Rocky Peak Ridge isn’t bad at all. Instead, peakery shows vertical gain for specific routes up peaks. Peak 9 is sequenced with Peak 10. Goggles and a face mask are highly recommended. The trailhead can be found at a parking area that is 4.9 miles north of the intersection with route 73 on route 9; it will be on the left if you are coming from route 73. Log successful summits on peakery to earn awards: Thanks. This is a 6+ mile one way hike. From there, you can also access Copeland and Ogalalla. Read more about the trails that lead to the junction on the Giant Mountain page. Leave the ski area and hike up the road. We reached the summit of Rocky at about 2:00pm. Getting to Rocky Mountain National Park. Thus it was that in 1928 Congress appropriated $450,000 to build Trail Ridge Road, a route designed to show off the stunning scenery. This was a fantastic hike. It runs along an elevated rocky ridge, with fascinating rock formations and wonderful views of the surrounding countrsyide and the reservoir below. 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. Isolation Peak is a Class 2 hike in the heart of Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park. Prominence ranks are calculated only for peaks with known prominence. A traverse of Rocky Peak Ridge from Chapel Pond on Route 73 to New Russia on Route 9. The ridge is mostly treeless and offers 360-degree views for long distances. Was pretty painful - but we made it. You can explore Trail Ridge Road from your base in Estes Park. The trail was clear for about the first hour or so and then we began to encounter some ice. From the 4,390-foot summit of Rocky Peak Ridge, which is identified by a big cairn, 39 other Adirondack 46ers can be seen on a clear day. Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Rocky Peak Ridge-East Peak (4029 ft/1228 m) Latitude/Longitude (WGS84) 44° 9' 16'' N, 73° 42' 20'' W 44.154363, -73.705445 (Dec Deg) 603521 E 4889833 N, Zone 18 (UTM) Country: United States: State/Province: New York: County/Second Level Region: Essex: City/Town: Keene 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. Colt was contacted to build the eastern side; L.T. It's about 10 miles. After reaching Rocky Peak Ridge, hikers decent a small col before ascending to Giant Mountain. Walk west along a flat section and begin climbing the final 1,000' of upper ridge - 12. The route climbs Bald Peak, a smaller mountain, then begins the ascent of Rocky Peak Ridge. The total mileage is about 13.5 miles. Marcy from the ADK LOJ). New Russia to Rocky Peak Ridge/Giant I did this hike last week (Rt 9 through to Rt 73) and can give some statistics from my altimeter log. While this summit could be done as a very long day-hike, (17 miles or more), we did it as part of a backpack trip to a base camp below Bluebird Lake. It’s defined as the vertical distance between a peak and the lowest contour line surrounding that peak and no higher peak. The Hoosier Pass is traversed by State Highway #9 between the towns of Breckenridge, Colorado and Fairplay, Colorado. Expect a significant drop in temperature as elevation is gained, and be prepared for strong winds along the ridge line and on the summit. After you link up with the rocky Peak fire Road section, there is no shade. "Climbed Rocky Ridge from Route 9, passing through some of the most amazing foliage I have ever seen. —, "Wow ,, what a day chasing RPR today,#22 ADK 46er to Rocky Peak Ridge Via New Russia, Trails were in great shape No Amazing shape with "some" snow on the upper north sides of the higher elevations which were easily passable with out leaving the main trail, A few wet and muddy spots to cross but no more then you would see after a good rain in july,, black flies were terrible though, some new light trail maintenance along the trail, new lines painted on rocky summits and a couple water crossing along the way,, Great day with Awesome company, " —, "Climbed Rocky Ridge from Route 9, passing through some of the most amazing foliage I have ever seen. ; There are a number of routes for driving from Denver to Estes Park. You may be interested in hosting church for friends and neighbors, or for people you already have relationships with that you feel comfortable inviting into your homes. Shelly wrapped it tight and I popped some Advil to hike back up towards Giant and down to the trailhead. W.A. A hike that took in 5 peaks, Blueberry Cobbles, Mason, Bald Peak, Rocky Peak and finally RPR. The trail was beautiful, one of the best in the ADKs." 9 in New Russia, NY, and follows the East Trail up to the summits of Rocky and Giant. ; From Denver International Airport, drive 75 miles northwest to Estes Park or 125 miles northwest to Grand Lake. Trail Ridge won't generally close until October. Like I said earlier, a traverse on the East Trail starting on Route 9 in New Russia over Bald Peak, Rocky Peak Ridge and then to Giant and then down the Zander Scott or Roaring Brook trails would be a great hike with two cars or a bicycle spot. —, "Solo thru-hike from New Russia on Memorial Day 2019. The parking area and trailhead are on the left. —, "It was so humid, but by far some of the most gorgeous views and the lake was incredible--plus a great way to get more water when I ran out. I carried a water filter and knew there was a pond near the top. I hiked the Fire Road portion of this Trail as a link between the Los LlajasTrail and the Chumash Trail. Anyway, a successful summit for 46er #13 and 29er #18 along the way (Bald Peak). You'll find significant sections of 5.5 - 5.6 climbing on almost all of the 10 pitches on this route. Rocky Peak Ridge trail from NY Route 9 16 summits • 10.7 mi • 5,222 ft gain • 10 hr 6 min Bald Peak 12.5 mi route 1 summit • 12.5 mi • 4,154 ft gain • 11 hr 24 min The other route to consider would be heading north on SR9 to Kremmling then following US40 along the Colorado River. This is definitely one of my favorite hike. One-way mileage and elevation gain are measured from the summit of Peak 10. We took a bit of time to eat and take a power nap (Jeff) and then started off. The highway over the pass provides an alternative route from Denver to the ski areas near Breckenridge and Keystone. The road goes all the way to 13,400' on Peak 10! Giant Mountain and Rocky Peak Ridge Trail is a 9.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near New Russia, New York that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. It's an annual charity event put on in aid of the Edale Mountain rescue service that pits walkers, runners and climbers against some famous Derbyshire gritstone edges. The best ones are beyond the first lookout (1.9 miles) on the summit ledges at 2.2 miles. Starting from a base elevation of 5,900', the route climbs up nearly 4,100' to the summit of Pyramid Peak. peakery features 1 photo of each peak - ideally one that: We'll select the best photo to feature. 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