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“a great hiking”
Review of Giant Mountain

Giant Mountain
Ranked #1,791 of 4,641 things to do in New York
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Owner description: This spot in the Adirondacks features some rare northeastern old growth forest.
Montreal
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“a great hiking”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

I hiked this mountain with my wife and we were glad for the choice. It has an elevation of 1410 m(4627 feets) with a denivelation of 930 m(3050 feets). We opted for the shortest trail but steeper(Zander Scott trail marked with blue signes). To reach the start of the trail there is a parking on the route 73 a little before Chapel Pond on the right. there are enough spaces to park the car. The trail has 6 miles round trip. At 0.7 miles there is a beautiful lake (Washbowl pond). at 0.1 miles to the summit there is an indicator showing Giant summit to the left and Rocky Peak to the right.
The views are just amazing from the top and for this reason this was definitely a coup de coeur. We did the round trip in 4 hours.
We highly recommend this hike.

Visited July 2013
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“One of Our Favorite of the 46 High Peaks”
Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I are up here every summer for a few months & Giant is always out 1st hike in the summer. It's quick enough where it doesn't take your entire day to finish & the views along the way are what make it so great! We recommend this hike for new hikers & hikers that want great vistas along the way.

Visited June 2013
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