Elevation

4,420 ft / 1,347 m

Prominence

640 ft / 195 m

Summits

109 summits

Top climbing months

July   19%

August   19%

September  15%

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.
"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
"We continued on from the summit of Giant Mountain! We had to figured out time-wise if this was the best decision as we would have to book it in order to get back not too late to our car. We were prepared with headlamps, warm clothing, and enough water/food. Since I had previously climbed Giant a few years back and never had the chance to climb Rocky Peak Ridge because of the thunderstorm that came in, I really desired to get this challenge done. We did just that! We hiked Rocky Peak Ridge in good time. It was beautiful at the summit, and we met a few nice hikers at the top who had come from an" - Flyhighrunfast, Oct 15, 2016
"Since we had two cars this trip, and Giant was in the plan, I suggested we do the RPR traverse. We left the trailhead at around 7 Am, and made great headway up to Giant. I had climbed Giant in the winter, and was now amazed at what I recognized and what had been completely obscured with Ice. I am looking forward to comparing my photos. The descent to RPR was everything that people warned me about, but it wasn't that difficult for us. Especially knowing we wouldn't have to go back up that route. We crested RPR shorty there after for my 18th high peak. The descent down the ridge " - Kazmuglin, Jul 11, 2016
"This was my 5th time up Giant, the goal was Rocky Peak Ridge. I did this back in 1992 along with Giant to celebrate 10 years since I did Giant the 1st time in 1982(My 1st high peak) In 2014 Deb and I went up Giant for her 1st time, we tried to go to Rocky but Deb slipped and hurt her knee so we turned back. Now we needed to do this! A great day, srill some ice on the ground in spots as you headed to the summit and down the east side of Giant. Made the attempt to Rocky a bit tricky." - hbotc, May 14, 2016

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