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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
bita10026
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Montreal, Canada
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Giant Mountain Named Appropriately

We took the Roaring Brook Trail on Memorial Day Saturday and got to the parking lot around 7:00 am... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
Checkmate75
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Spring Mills, Pennsylvania
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This spot in the Adirondacks features some rare northeastern old growth forest.
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Off Rt. 73, Southeast of Lake Placid, Adirondack Mountains, NY
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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.

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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

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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

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

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

Thank Nicole M
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

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.

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

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

1  Thank Stephane H
Reviewed 10 September 2016

I loved this hike! It was challenging - lots of rock scrambling - and the views are beautiful. I took the Ridge Trail, which is ~6 mi round trip. It took my friend and I about 6 hours to complete the hike, including a long...More

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