We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Great Views, not too long but very steep trail.

This was a great hike to the summit. View were amazing starting about 2/3 up the mountain. The... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
Jeffrey B
Newton Center, Massachusetts, United States
Perfect half day hike

This was my second experience in Adirondack (after Mount Marcy). Not Comparable At All! We got... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
Montreal, Canada
via mobile
Read all 24 reviews
All photos (36)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good29%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
This spot in the Adirondacks features some rare northeastern old growth forest.
Off Rt. 73, Southeast of Lake Placid, Adirondack Mountains, NY
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around New York
from USD 59.90
More Info
from USD 125.00
More Info
from USD 59.90
More Info
from USD 45.00
More Info
Reviews (24)
Filter reviews
22 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews high peaks trip including bring plenty of water great hike roaring brook summit ascent novice trail hiked challenging scrambling descending steep chapel rocks falls
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 22 reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2018

This was a great hike to the summit. View were amazing starting about 2/3 up the mountain. The trail is short (only 3 miles one way) but rises at over 1000 feet/mile requiring a constant effort to ascend, as well as descend. Beware of coming...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Jeffrey B
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

This was my second experience in Adirondack (after Mount Marcy). Not Comparable At All! We got there around 8am and was on the summit before noon. First part is ascending fast but not difficult. The whole hike took us 5:40" including 30" resting time.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank bita10026
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We took the Roaring Brook Trail on Memorial Day Saturday and got to the parking lot around 7:00 am and there were only a few spots left. We knew it would be crowded and it was. The trail starts with an immediate ascent but you...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Checkmate75
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We hiked this trail in July of 2017. Our daughter was 11 and our son was 9 at the time. We got a late start and took a lot of breaks including about 20 min at the summit and round trip it took us about...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Kiara513734
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We started out way too late so we had to park nearly half a mile from the Roaring Brook parking lot. No biggie in itself but we should have realized then that the trail was going to be way too busy. The trail itself was...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank yuratowel
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Climbed Giant in August using the primary trail. This is the steeper, shorter trail. Trail markers are great on this trail. I do work out regularly and was able to climb up in 2.5 hours and down in 2 hours. It was a challenge because...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank NicoleM107
Reviewed 10 August 2017

My friends and I did Cascade mountain the year before and decided to try Giant next. It was definitely more challenging as it is pretty steep all the way up. Prepare to climb over some large rocks and there is not much flat ground, pretty...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank rlabeda123
Reviewed 7 August 2017

we took the walking trail into the mountains and found a beautiful waterfall that we could walk across the rocks to get a better view of. So pretty, definitely worth the "hike". Scenery is beautiful all around.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Samantha V
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This was my 6th high peak and it was definitely a challenging one. I was with 3 other ladies and we all found the ascent to be a pretty intense work-out. Fairly steep throughout but the last 45 minutes we gained elevation very quickly and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Jessie B
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We took the blueberry cobbler trail, so did Rocky Peak Ridge first and then on to Giant Mountain. It took us 8 hours (including breaks and lunch) to reach the Giant Mountain summit using the blueberry trail. It was extremely long and difficult. Took us...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank StephaneCanadaTaiwan
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 2,495 nearby hotels
Keene Valley Lodge
88 reviews
6.34 km away
Park Motor Inn
17 reviews
11.46 km away
ADK Trail Inn
159 reviews
17.37 km away
Westport Lakeside Motel
16 reviews
23.01 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 65,331 nearby restaurants
Noon Mark Diner
278 reviews
6.10 km away
Keene Valley Ausable Inn
161 reviews
6.29 km away
Baxter Mountain Tavern
92 reviews
6.66 km away
Rivermede Farm Market
8 reviews
6.81 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 14,086 nearby attractions
Roaring Brook Falls
25 reviews
3.68 km away
Adirondack History Centre Museum
15 reviews
11.30 km away
Mount Marcy
68 reviews
17.12 km away
Depot Theatre
10 reviews
21.60 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Giant Mountain staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines