10/10 would recommend. Brook trail, and then back out the JBL trail, that would give you about a 9.6 mile hike. 10/10 would recommend. Once in the woods, you will soon arrive at the first trail junction at .2 miles. From there to Yard Mountain was 1.4 miles. no real opportunity to ease into the climb and warm up the legs and lungs. Big Slide Mountain via The Brothers, Slide Mountain Brook and Phelps Trail Loop is a 9.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Keene, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. I was really looking forward to […] © 2020 AllTrails, Inc. Tous droits réservés. Trailhead: If you’re driving into Keene Valley from Lake Placid, there is a DEC sign after the post office on the right, at Adirondack Street. Climbing through mostly hardwoods at … You reach a trailhead where you can take the brook trail down, or go up for the Slide summit. To get to the slide, take the Ore Bed Brook Trail, starting at the suspension bridge over Johns Brook near the ranger’s cabin. To get to the slide, take the Ore Bed Brook Trail, starting at the suspension bridge over Johns Brook near the ranger’s cabin. There are multiple plateaus for it, so each view gets better. Bear right (uphill), following signs for Big Slide and Yard Mountain. There's nothing like playing 18 holes among the vivid beauty of the Sonoran desert and lush Phoenix North Mountains. It was raining - just barely. small patches of ice near the peak. Ended up turning back around 12:45 about .1 miles from the summit to Big Slide. We were so glad we went with the loop and not the up and back because between the rain and snow it would have made for one slippery way down! The final approach to Big Slide requires much boulder scrambling and a lengthy ladder section. Go over it and keep straight until the Garden lot appears. Doing this loop is definitely longer then out and back via the Brothers, but nice to see some new scenery. After a bit of a descent, the trail becomes quite steep again before summiting Big Slide. Back to my car at 330pm. The best way to climb Big Slide is to make a 9.6 mile loop by going up the mountain via The Brothers — a scenic series of three smaller mountains — then returning by way of Johns Brook Valley. It can also be climbed via the Slide Mountain Brook Trail from the Phelps trail in Johns Brook Valley, or combined with Yard Mountain via the Klondike Notch trail (Yard's elevation is 4018 feet, but it is not one of the High Peaks as it is too close to Big Slide). The fall colors make for the stunningest views. Brook Trail, 7/5/2013 . Overall loved it, be warned it's no walk in the park! It leaves Albany Intervale Road on the S a short distance W of the U. of N. H. Forestry School. Bennies Brook Slide on the northwest face of Lower Wolfjaw Mountain was choice for a hike on Monday. Rev enjoying the Klondike Trail: The Klondike gets some skiers, but the trail to Yard doesn't get much traffic. The trailhead is located in the quiet little town of Keene Valley. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. 4.5hrs to the peak and 4 hours coming down. $10 fee for parking. The views the whole way up are amazing, many spots and as you get to each Brother where you can see a lot. Just under 6 hours of time moving and over an hour hanging around. Again, it was challenging, but fun! Slide Brook Basin is home to a variety of wildlife, including moose, black bear, white-tailed deer, and many other species. Glad we did. Views going up the brothers were both awesome and plentiful. Crossing Downes Brook four times, the trail reaches the slide on its L, 2 m. from the road. Note: The Garden Shuttle is not operating until further notice. The mud between these two is mostly dried up and wasn't bad at all. If the water level was high, a few could be tricky. The Slide Mt Brook Trail will take you 2.4 miles from the summit of Big Slide down to John’s Brook Lodge. This is a real gem. There are several creek crossings. Instead, follow this route to squeeze far more out of your hike with hardly any extra effort. I definitely wished I had brought a bathing suit on the way down Slide Brook Trail! And it is a slog - … Crossing Downes Brook four times, the trail reaches the slide on its L, 2 m. from the road. The final approach to Big Slide requires much boulder scrambling and a lengthy ladder section. You hike along side the brook most of the way, crossing back and forth a few times. Lots of places for swimming along the Brook on a nice day. Today I became a 46r The open spots up to the Brothers were spectacular. My friend’s two larger dogs had very little trouble hiking this trail. The baby waterfalls and gentle cascades were simply gorgeous and serene. The ledges of … $10 fee. If the water level was high, a few could be tricky. It can also be climbed via the Slide Mountain Brook Trail from the Phelps trail in Johns Brook Valley, or combined with Yard Mountain via the Klondike Notch trail (Yard's elevation is 4018 feet, but it is not one of the High Peaks as it is too close to Big Slide). I don't even know how dogs get up there. Many of the high peaks can be seen in a perfect 180 degree panorama. The slide summit is manageable for a bit until you reach a ladder. It goes down hill for a breather, and the views of the river toward the junction are breath taking. Arrived at the Garden parking lot on Thursday, September 24 at 9:30am and grabbed the last parking spot in the lot. The slide has been around for awhile, but it got enlarged and wiped clean by Hurricane Irene. After miles of interesting brook and woods scenery, we faced an impressive scene of rocky destruction at the slide. Today I became a 46r View from the top is great, stayed about 30 minutes, get a solid 180 view and despite the lot being nearly full, had the whole summit to myself. The last 3 miles are through open fields of trees, and pretty flat. On the entire loop starting at JBL and back to the Phelps Trail I only saw 2 people (a couple coming down the Slide Mountain Brook trail). To reward you, it offers very nice views. 4 regular spots left, and the center was open for parking still. You reach a trailhead where you can take the brook trail down, or go up for the Slide summit. The best way to climb Big Slide is to make a 9.6 mile loop by going up the mountain via The Brothers — a scenic series of three smaller mountains — then returning by way of Johns Brook Valley. It was such a beautiful clear day I could see my home state of Vermont distinctive Camel’s Hump Mountain in the distance. The Slide Mt Brook Trail will take you 2.4 miles from the summit of Big Slide down to John’s Brook Lodge. The preferred route is to go up the New Slide, which is as follows: Follow the N bank of the brook E for about 0.6 of a mile to where the brook forks. Slide rocks mostly. Length 9.8 miElevation gain 3034 ftRoute type Loop Most people seem to run up and down Slide Mountain pretty uneventfully. The trail winds down through several distinct varieties of woodland, past a good view of Table Mountain and a huge rock chasm (on your right as you descend). Back down the ladder to the trailhead, and down the Brooks trail. Round trip was 8hrs. Awesome view of the Marcy range, and you can see Vermont on a sunny day. 3,400′), and finally descending and ending on a small dead-end road just outside the Village of Margaretville (elev. The Loop: From JBL, you’ll backtrack slightly on the Phelps Trail for 0.3 mile to the junction with the red marked Slide Mt. Should we go back down the Brothers trail - 3.7 miles - or do the loop - 2.1 down the Slide Mt. You will then hike out the 3.2 miles remaining miles to the Garden via the Phelps Trail. The descent down Big Slide Brook Trail is steep for the first mile, then gets easier the further down you go. Hiking Trail Description. View from the top is great, stayed about 30 minutes, get a solid 180 view and despite the lot being nearly full, had the whole summit to myself. Taking the loop was a beautiful way to end the hike! Plenty of parking at the Garden Lot, since I did this at sunrise midweek. To do the hike as we originally planned, you start at the Garden parking lot and go up the Brothers trail. The summit is not the most spacious but you can socially distant 8 people there. $10 fee for parking. The hike up to Bigger Brother gets tough. To reward you, it offers very nice views. #13 of 422 mountain bike trails in Arizona #329 in the world. Trail is steep up to the brothers, becomes more gradual to the Third Brother. The trail itself is beautiful as you hike through a mix of hardwoods and pines, and on open slabs of rock. Great hike, took around 3.75hrs up with lots of picture stops and a few stops for snacks. Plenty of parking at the Garden Lot, since I did this at sunrise midweek. After a four mile approach on the Moriah Brook Trail, we bushwhacked up a NW tributary to the big slide unleashed on the NE slope of Mt. A great hike out along a beautiful brook! Slide Mt. From there down the the Klondike Notch trail was 1.3 miles. The summit of Big Slide offered great views but was crowded. Brook Trail and then ascend approximately 2000 feet in 2.4 miles to the summit of Big Slide. no real opportunity to ease into the climb and warm up the legs and lungs. One can also approach this peak from two other trails both coming up from Johns Brook valley one going directly up Big Slide Brook or one that heads up Black Brook and over Yard Mountain meeting up with the other trail. Arrived at the Garden parking lot on Thursday, September 24 at 9:30am and grabbed the last parking spot in the lot. Had to park in town as the lot was full at 5am on Saturday morning. There are many places to start this loop from really as it crosses other trails and the main road twice. The peak of Bigger Brother is just a little window of the valley so dont have high hopes here for a break stop. Big Slide Mountain is the 27th-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,240 ft. Glad we did. The trail offers a number of activity options. From there to the summit of Big Slide was 2.3 miles. You will then hike out the 3.2 miles remaining miles to the Garden via the Phelps Trail. Itis in the shape of a 'Y' with the right side of the 'Y' offering the easiest access to the trail from Keene Valley and the summit of Lower Wolf Jaw Mountain. Brook trail is exactly what it sounds like. Take in the view of the Great Range, Algonquin Peak, Giant Mountain, and more. Only problems I had and reason for losing 1 star is the easily lost trail at times and not well maintained compared to a lot of hikes I've done, be prepped for a long day! Round trip was 8hrs. Big Slide is the 27th highest mountain in the High Peaks, with an elevation of 4240 feet. The mud between these two is mostly dried up and wasn't bad at all. travelled the loop counterclockwise. At 1.7 miles from the bridge (and 0.25 miles past a lean-to), you come to a house-size boulder on the right side of the trail. Hotels, Lodging & Camping Hiking trails, fishing, picnic ramadas, and wildlife viewing are also available nearby and throughout Sedona. Very muddy on 10/14. You go down slightly from there before it goes up again for Big Slide. Both of these hikes offer great close up views … Ended up turning back around 12:45 about .1 miles from the summit to Big Slide. The trail isn't obvious to find on the top end and this top section is the steepest. Note: Continuing straight would shave 2 miles off this route, bypassing Yard Mountain and heading directly to Johns Brook Lodge. The descent down Big Slide Brook Trail is steep for the first mile, then gets easier the further down you go. The last bit approaching the summit got very steep. 1940 AMC White Mountain Guide Downes Brook Slide Trail (WMNF) This trail, ascending the mountain from the N, coincides with Downes Brook Trail (see below) as far as the foot of the slide. Great hike, took around 3.75hrs up with lots of picture stops and a few stops for snacks. Big Slide Mountain via Phelps Trail is a 10.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Keene Valley, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife. It was such a beautiful clear day I could see my home state of Vermont distinctive Camel’s Hump Mountain in the distance. I'm a slow hiker, it took us 8.5 hrs total for the loop. Had to park in town as the lot was full at 5am on Saturday morning. We followed this loop counter-clockwise; ascending the brothers one by one. A handful of spots left in the lot. It can also be climbed via the Slide Mountain Brook Trail from the Phelps trail in Johns Brook Valley, or combined with Yard Mountain via the Klondike Notch trail (Yard's elevation is 4018 feet, but it is not one of the High Peaks as it is too close to Big Slide). There are multiple plateaus for it, so each view gets better. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Hiked down the red trail to avoid the crowds via the Brothers. We were so glad we went with the loop and not the up and back because between the rain and snow it would have made for one slippery way down! Beautiful views can't wait to try it again. We began to ascend the small drainage which was fairly well covered by trees. Awesome view of the Marcy range, and you can see Vermont on a sunny day. Beautiful views can't wait to try it again. Visitors can also slide down a natural chute into the pool below – a unique thrill that combines waterpark excitement with outdoor adventure. We loved hiking up the Brothers—steady up, lots of views, a couple climby spots, but nothing crazy. a little windy up top. The trailhead is located in the quiet little town of Keene Valley. The summit is not the most spacious but you can socially distant 8 people there. We headed up early but not quite early enough to get a parking spot at the West Fork Trail. The hike to 2nd brother is fun! For this hike, I went up, and back down, Slide Mt. Decision point. After enjoying a longer rest than usual, chatting it up with others at the summit and soaking in all that the views have to offer decided to make it a loop trip and descent via Slide Mountain Brook Trail. Reached the summit nice views came down both brothers (pretty steep), but a lot of views including 360! ... Leaving the marked trail, we followed the herd path which took us down a hill to Roaring Brook which we crossed and then crossed a small rise in land separating Roaring Brook with this other drainage. From there to the summit of Big Slide was 2.3 miles. I enjoyed the trail as it tracked along the Brook up from the lodge. Try using the dirt on the sides. From that intersection back to JBL was another 1.3 miles. Go over it and keep straight until the Garden lot appears. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until March. A great hike! One of my favorite Hiked down the red trail to avoid the crowds via the Brothers. Ellen, lies the 2000-acre Slide Brook Basin. I definitely wished I had brought a bathing suit on the way down Slide Brook Trail! The Downes Brook Slide, also known as the Passaconaway Slide, fell in the early 1890s and for many years was the route from Albany Intervale to the summit of Passaconaway, becoming known as the Downes Brook Slide Trail or Passaconaway Slide Trail. Started our hike at 8:30 AM on 11/27. Lookout Mountain Golf Club. One High Peak: Slide Mountain 4,182 ft (Highest Peak in Catskills) Total Time: ~2.5 hrs . Bring Micro Spikes! from JBL to the left turn onto the Big Slide Brook trail, 0.3 miles. Views going up the brothers were both awesome and plentiful. travelled the loop counterclockwise. Tough ascent (steep with a couple sections with big boulders to scales) with amazing views for much of the way and a leisurely, wooded descent. Just under 6 hours of time moving and over an hour hanging around. The peak offered excellent views. Reached the summit nice views came down both brothers (pretty steep), but a lot of views including 360! The 15 mile loop can be cut in half or about more by either the Tonto Tank tr or the Bluff tr (very fun) that bisects the main loop. Take in the Sanderson Falls, go mountain biking, enjoy a picnic or do some hunting and fishing. There are several creek crossings. The whole loop took me 7.5 hours plus a half hour up top, but please note I'm a relatively slow hiker. The creek is open for swimming, wading, floating, and sun bathing. After a bit of a descent, the trail becomes quite steep again before summiting Big Slide. Hiking Big Slide Mountain via The Brothers is one of my favorite hikes in the ADKS. From there down the the Klondike Notch trail was 1.3 miles. (With the exception of the unusual heat today), Got there at 7:15 on a Thursday and grabbed one of the last parking spots. There was a ferret there looking out for all of our snacks so you might see him ;). The hike to 1st brother is doable but bring strong boots for the rocks. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. The peak offered excellent views. Brook trail on my way back down the JBL (or Phelps) trail to the Garden, parking lot trail head. Big Slide Mountain via The Brothers, Slide Mountain Brook and Phelps Trail Loop est un sentier en boucle de 9.8 miles très fréquenté situé près de Keene, État de New York. Continue the N side of the Left Fork for about another 0.5 of a mile to the base of a new slide coming down from the right. From the trail register at the Garden parking area, turn right and continue climbing past the … Downes Brook Slide Trail (WMNF) This trail, ascending the mountain from the N, coincides with Downes Brook Trail (see below) as far as the foot of the slide. Taking the loop was a beautiful way to end the hike! Many of the high peaks can be seen in a perfect 180 degree panorama. In the Rubble Looking at Slide on Giant Mountain. It goes down hill for a breather, and the views of the river toward the junction are breath taking. Use the dirt n trees on the sides for better traction. General information on hikingincludes how-to and safety tips and links to rules and regulations. The trail itself is very covered when you aren't on boulders, and lots of downed trees and debris along the path. I was pretty low on energy when I started so it took a hit longer than expected, but pay attention when traversing all the boulders it can be easy to make a wrong turn, I made a wrong detour twice on the way up and once on the way down. A great hike out along a beautiful brook! Again, it was challenging, but fun! The trail itself is beautiful as you hike through a mix of hardwoods and pines, and on open slabs of rock. Slide Brook Basin Beyond resort boundaries, between Lincoln Peak and Mt. Head north of Sedona into the Oak Creek Canyon for a hike along the river. The trail then rises sharply with two sets of ladders to the first step of Big Slide where one can move a little to the left to get a close up of the lower section of the slide. Was at the third brother around 10:50. It … The summit of Big Slide offered great views but was crowded. Painted arrows now indicate the driest … You have to climb this so put away your sticks in your backpack so you have a good grip. Trail is steep up to the brothers, becomes more gradual to the Third Brother. this trail starts off going straight uphill. 4 regular spots left, and the center was open for parking still. Started at 745am. Big Slide Mountain via The Brothers is a 7.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Keene Valley, New York that features a river and is rated as difficult. I don't even know how dogs get up there. Hiking Big Slide Mountain via The Brothers is one of my favorite hikes in the ADKS. Only problems I had and reason for losing 1 star is the easily lost trail at times and not well maintained compared to a lot of hikes I've done, be prepped for a long day! a little windy up top. The Garden Parking Lot remains open. Length 7.6 miElevation gain 3126 ftRoute type Out & back started around 6am today and was back to the car by 230. The view from the top of Big Slide is mesmerizing. The trail itself is very covered when you aren't on boulders, and lots of downed trees and debris along the path. My friend’s two larger dogs had very little trouble hiking this trail. Tough ascent (steep with a couple sections with big boulders to scales) with amazing views for much of the way and a leisurely, wooded descent. The slide summit is manageable for a bit until you reach a ladder. The open spots up to the Brothers were spectacular. Amazing day! Deer Leap Trailextends 1.7 miles from the parking area to Deer Leap. We decide to go for the gusto and start down the Slide Mt. The last 3 miles are through open fields of trees, and pretty flat. The whole loop took me 7.5 hours plus a half hour up top, but please note I'm a relatively slow hiker. Brook Trail and then ascend approximately 2000 feet in 2.4 miles to the summit of Big Slide. The hike to 2nd brother is fun! After a quick summit picture, we start back down to the trail intersection. There are several creek crossings. Was at the third brother around 10:50. Then there are portions as you ascend where you climb the slides. You could do a loop and hike down the Slide Mt. I arrived by 2:45pm on a Saturday and still a couple spots left in the lot, there is a $10 parking charge. The 3 mile hike along Phelps Trail back to the parking lot is easy and very picturesque. After enjoying a longer rest than usual, chatting it up with others at the summit and soaking in all that the views have to offer decided to make it a loop trip and descent via Slide Mountain Brook Trail. $10 fee. I'd heard great things about it, so it moved to the top of my list of places to go. Started at 745am. Big Slide Mountain via The Brothers, Slide Mountain Brook and Phelps Trail Loop is a 15.8 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Keene, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. Then there are portions as you ascend where you climb the slides. We took John Brooks Trail up... attempting sunrise we were confused a few times unsure if we were on correct path. A handful of spots left in the lot. From the trail register at the Garden parking area, turn right and continue climbing past the … The baby waterfalls and gentle cascades were simply gorgeous and serene. The views the whole way up are amazing, many spots and as you get to each Brother where you can see a lot. It's never a good idea to tackle a slide (nonetheless a route which has been abandoned by the AMC for over 60 years) in the rain. Just like Bigger Brother, lots of slide rocks. Back to my car at 330pm. From that intersection back to JBL was another 1.3 miles. It then descends 325 fe… With the Victoria Day Holiday in Canada this weekend the hotels in the area of the Adirondack High Peaks were a bit over priced so we figured we would just make a short day trip up to the Catskills instead. (With the exception of the unusual heat today), Got there at 7:15 on a Thursday and grabbed one of the last parking spots. Many of the high peaks can be seen in a perfect 180 degree panorama. The trail goes uphill immediately; boulder scrambles started just before the summit of 1st brother, and they were fun and challenging. Lethe by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. There was a ferret there looking out for all of our snacks so you might see him ;). We took John Brooks Trail up... attempting sunrise we were confused a few times unsure if we were on correct path. I did this hike from the Bushnell Falls Lean-to on my hike out after a few days of hiking for the fourth of July holiday. "At last the trail led out of the fragrant glen and zigzagged up a slope, to the dry forest of pines, and on and upward, farther and higher until Lucy felt she had ascended to the top of a mountain. The view from the top of Big Slide is mesmerizing. Or maybe go slip sliding at Slide Rock State Park. We went up the Brothers to Big Slide, then down the slide river trail. At 1.7 miles from the bridge (and 0.25 miles past a lean-to), you come to a house-size boulder on the right side of the trail. Buttermilk Brook - Bear Slides is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Warrensburg, New York that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. It can also be climbed via the Slide Mountain Brook Trail from the Phelps trail in Johns Brook Valley, or combined with Yard Mountain via the Klondike Notch trail (Yard's elevation is 4018 feet, but it is not one of the High Peaks as it is too close to Big Slide). Just like Bigger Brother, lots of slide rocks. Slide rocks mostly. With trails for all experience levels, Chester-Blandford State Forest is perfect for hiking or walking. Macomb Mountain via Hunter's Pass and Slide Brook Trail is a 8.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near North Hudson, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. climbing up the brothers gave excellent views of the sunrise. Slide Mt. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running. Started our hike at 8:30 AM on 11/27. During the winter, it’s also … I arrived at 715am on Wednesday morning. This trail starts from the Phelps Trail at the John's Brook Lean-tos and heads towards the top of Big Slide Mountain. 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