Elevation

4,420 ft / 1,347 m

Prominence

640 ft / 195 m

Summits

116 summits

Top climbing months

August   20%

July   18%

September  16%

Most climbed route

From Giant

Highlights

  • Often climbed in conjunction with Giant Mt., aka Giant of the Valley, Rocky Peak Ridge is sometimes referred to as Giant's Wife. A spectacular trail from New Russia involves eight waterless miles and 5200 feet of ascent.
"Climbed Rocky Ridge from Route 9, passing through some of the most amazing foliage I have ever seen. 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." - Right-On, Oct 9, 2018
"A perfect day to hike up Rocky Peak via the New Russia trail head! It was cool, a little breezy but clear skies up over the 3 smaller summits and onto the ridge to the summit of Rocky. Great day if hiking!" - hbotc, Sep 22, 2018
"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. 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)." - ionahraqs, Aug 5, 2018
"So, this was the main goal of Today. A hike that took in 5 peaks, Blueberry Cobbles, Mason, Bald Peak, Rocky Peak and finally RPR. It was probably the hottest I have been on any peak on any hike to date, at one point I didn't think we'd make it. I carried a water filter and knew there was a pond near the top. I was very glad of that, because the route up from NY 9 was bone dry !! Anyway, a successful summit for 46er #13 and 29er #18 along the way (Bald Peak). The trail was beautiful, one of the best in the ADKs." - UK-Ranger, Sep 23, 2017
"As I write this 2 days after this magnificent hike, my knees still hurt a little and my right ankle is getting back into shape. This was a fantastic hike. The weather was perfect and even if we were the long weekend, surprisingly they were not that much people on this trail. I guess everybody else went for Mt Marcy. We started around 7h15am my wife and I. we left Montreal around 5h00am so we could beat the border traffic (which we did!). It was such a beautiful hike. The views we get at the different false summit (so many of them) are great. This is definitely one of my favorite hike. U" - CPaquin, Sep 2, 2017

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