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Rocky Peak Ridge
Rocky Peak Ridge is the 20th highest peak in the Adirondacks at 4,420 feet in elevation. It offers outstanding views from its summit, and is usually less-crowded than neighboring Giant.
The shortest route to the summit goes nearly to the summit of Giant before descending and then climbing to Rocky Peak Ridge. Using the Ridge Trail, it is 4.1 miles to the summit from Chapel Pond. Many climbers include Giant Mountain in the hike because of their close proximity and fantastic views from both mountains.
The most scenic route – a hike that some consider the finest in the mountains – starts from Rt. 9 south of New Russia. It is 6.7 miles to the summit with 4,700 ft. of elevation gain due to several descents on the climb, including Bald Mountain. With two cars, one can make a traverse of 11 miles by continuing on to Giant Mountain. (add another 600′ of elevation gain) and descending the Ridge Trail.