Rooster Comb and Snow Mountain Loop Trail, The Wolfjaws via Range Trail and John's Brook Trail, Basin Mountain Saddleback Mountain Loop via Phelps Trail, Upper/Lower Wolfjaw & Armstrong from the Garden, Saddleback Mountain Via the Orebed Brook Trail, Lower/Upper Wolfjaw, Armstrong, and Gothics Loop Trail, Achetez Pro pour ceux qui vous sont chers, Big Slide Mountain via The Brothers, Slide Mountain Brook and Phelps Trail Loop. I'd heard great things about it, so it moved to the top of my list of places to go. climbing up the brothers gave excellent views of the sunrise. Very muddy on 10/14. If the water level was high, a few could be tricky. From 73, take Andirondack street all the way until a bridge on your right. Brook Trail and then ascend approximately 2000 feet in 2.4 miles to the summit of Big Slide. Lethe by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. The descent down Big Slide Brook Trail is steep for the first mile, then gets easier the further down you go. The view from the top of Big Slide is mesmerizing. One of my favorite From that intersection back to JBL was another 1.3 miles. It then descends 325 fe… 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. Big Slide Mountain via Slide Mt. Brook Trail - good choice - this trail is much less steep than the Brothers trail and we make good time getting down to the intersection with the Phelps Trail in an hour and a half. References © 2020 AllTrails, Inc. Tous droits réservés. Taking the loop was a beautiful way to end the hike! travelled the loop counterclockwise. Bring Micro Spikes! And it is a slog - … The last 3 miles are through open fields of trees, and pretty flat. It goes down hill for a breather, and the views of the river toward the junction are breath taking. 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. Head north of Sedona into the Oak Creek Canyon for a hike along the river. 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. The slide has been around for awhile, but it got enlarged and wiped clean by Hurricane Irene. Arrived at the Garden parking lot on Thursday, September 24 at 9:30am and grabbed the last parking spot in the lot. The trail offers a number of activity options. The last 3 miles are through open fields of trees, and pretty flat. Note: Continuing straight would shave 2 miles off this route, bypassing Yard Mountain and heading directly to Johns Brook Lodge. The Garden Parking Lot remains open. At the bottom of this trail, turn right to follow the yellow-blazed trail back down to the parking area. A handful of spots left in the lot. Try using the dirt on the sides. 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. Bennies Brook Slide on the northwest face of Lower Wolfjaw Mountain was choice for a hike on Monday. We took John Brooks Trail up... attempting sunrise we were confused a few times unsure if we were on correct path. The slide summit is manageable for a bit until you reach a ladder. The ledges of … Most people seem to run up and down Slide Mountain pretty uneventfully. this trail starts off going straight uphill. Should we go back down the Brothers trail - 3.7 miles - or do the loop - 2.1 down the Slide Mt. Slide Mt. The 3 mile hike along Phelps Trail back to the parking lot is easy and very picturesque. It was such a beautiful clear day I could see my home state of Vermont distinctive Camel’s Hump Mountain in the distance. It leaves Albany Intervale Road on the S a short distance W of the U. of N. H. Forestry School. $10 fee. The open spots up to the Brothers were spectacular. I definitely wished I had brought a bathing suit on the way down Slide Brook Trail! I enjoyed the trail as it tracked along the Brook up from the lodge. 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The views were amazing and just kept getting better at each of the brothers summits. Hiking trails, fishing, picnic ramadas, and wildlife viewing are also available nearby and throughout Sedona. We began to ascend the small drainage which was fairly well covered by trees. Started at 745am. 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). Plenty of parking at the Garden Lot, since I did this at sunrise midweek. Reached the summit nice views came down both brothers (pretty steep), but a lot of views including 360! Doing this loop is definitely longer then out and back via the Brothers, but nice to see some new scenery. $10 fee for parking. 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. Brook Trail and then 3.1 on the Phelps Trail - relatively flat - back to the Garden where we parked the car. You will then hike out the 3.2 miles remaining miles to the Garden via the Phelps Trail. 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. From there to Yard Mountain was 1.4 miles. Ended up turning back around 12:45 about .1 miles from the summit to Big Slide. The Slide Mt Brook Trail will take you 2.4 miles from the summit of Big Slide down to John’s Brook Lodge. You hike along side the brook most of the way, crossing back and forth a few times. The hike up to Bigger Brother gets tough. Taking the loop was a beautiful way to end the hike! a little windy up top. If you stick to the classic route, you bag the peak but see only a small amount of what Slide has to offer. 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. started around 6am today and was back to the car by 230. Climbing through mostly hardwoods at … I arrived at 715am on Wednesday morning. Big Slide Yard Mountain Loop Trail is a 11.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Keene Valley, New York that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. Great hike, took around 3.75hrs up with lots of picture stops and a few stops for snacks. 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. The views the whole way up are amazing, many spots and as you get to each Brother where you can see a lot. Go over it and keep straight until the Garden lot appears. (With the exception of the unusual heat today), Got there at 7:15 on a Thursday and grabbed one of the last parking spots. The last bit approaching the summit got very steep. 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! My friend’s two larger dogs had very little trouble hiking this trail. 3,400′), and finally descending and ending on a small dead-end road just outside the Village of Margaretville (elev. a little windy up top. From that intersection back to JBL was another 1.3 miles. The perfect outing for a hot summer day. Johns Brook Lane: 1.6 miles The Brothers Trail: 3.8 Miles Slide Mountain Brook Trail: 2.2 miles Orebed Brook Trail: 3.1 miles ADK Range Trail: 0.7 miles Pyramid/Gothics/Sawteeth Trail: 1.4 miles Scenic Trail: 3.0 miles Lake Road / St. Huberts Road: 4.0 miles Route 73: 2.2 miles Total Miles: 22.0 miles (6,250 elevation gain) Trip Report: The 3 mile hike along Phelps Trail back to the parking lot is easy and very picturesque. My friend’s two larger dogs had very little trouble hiking this trail. A great hike out along a beautiful brook! 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. Slide Brook Basin Beyond resort boundaries, between Lincoln Peak and Mt. The baby waterfalls and gentle cascades were simply gorgeous and serene. We went up the Brothers to Big Slide, then down the slide river trail. Many of the high peaks can be seen in a perfect 180 degree panorama. Length 9.8 miElevation gain 3034 ftRoute type Loop Back to my car at 330pm. 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. A fantastic hike with great High Peaks views, elevation gain, rock scrambling, and a well marked trail. "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. Back down the ladder to the trailhead, and down the Brooks trail. The mud between these two is mostly dried up and wasn't bad at all. The creek is open for swimming, wading, floating, and sun bathing. Again, it was challenging, but fun! In winter it gets even less. Go over it and keep straight until the Garden lot appears. Rooster Comb and Snow Mountain Loop Trail, The Wolfjaws via Range Trail and John's Brook Trail, Basin Mountain Saddleback Mountain Loop via Phelps Trail, Upper/Lower Wolfjaw & Armstrong from the Garden, Saddleback Mountain Via the Orebed Brook Trail, Lower/Upper Wolfjaw, Armstrong, and Gothics Loop Trail, Big Slide Mountain via The Brothers, Slide Mountain Brook and Phelps Trail Loop. Views going up the brothers were both awesome and plentiful. 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. If the water level was high, a few could be tricky. From there down the the Klondike Notch trail was 1.3 miles. Slide Brook Basin is home to a variety of wildlife, including moose, black bear, white-tailed deer, and many other species. 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. Snowmobiling and cross-country skiing are available in the winter. Very muddy on 10/14. 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. 4.5hrs to the peak and 4 hours coming down. Just under 6 hours of time moving and over an hour hanging around. The peak of Bigger Brother is just a little window of the valley so dont have high hopes here for a break stop. 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! Bring Micro Spikes! The hike to 1st brother is doable but bring strong boots for the rocks. The open spots up to the Brothers were spectacular. 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. Back down the ladder to the trailhead, and down the Brooks trail. Decision point. To get to the slide, take the Ore Bed Brook Trail, starting at the suspension bridge over Johns Brook near the ranger’s cabin. Awesome view of the Marcy range, and you can see Vermont on a sunny day. The hike up to Bigger Brother gets tough. 4.5hrs to the peak and 4 hours coming down. You go down slightly from there before it goes up again for Big Slide. Finish the hike by hiking north for another 8.4 miles on the Dry Brook Ridge Trail, passing some scenic view points and high mountain bogs on the way (reaching elev. It leaves Albany Intervale Road on the S a short distance W of the U. of N. H. Forestry School. Glad we did. 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. With trails for all experience levels, Chester-Blandford State Forest is perfect for hiking or walking. I arrived by 2:45pm on a Saturday and still a couple spots left in the lot, there is a $10 parking charge. Again, it was challenging, but fun! There's nothing like playing 18 holes among the vivid beauty of the Sonoran desert and lush Phoenix North Mountains. From the trail register at the Garden parking area, turn right and continue climbing past the … The view from the top of Big Slide is mesmerizing. Reached the summit nice views came down both brothers (pretty steep), but a lot of views including 360! no real opportunity to ease into the climb and warm up the legs and lungs. 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. Trail is steep up to the brothers, becomes more gradual to the Third Brother. The views the whole way up are amazing, many spots and as you get to each Brother where you can see a lot. The summit is not the most spacious but you can socially distant 8 people there. Both of these hikes offer great close up views … climbing up the brothers gave excellent views of the sunrise. Hotels, Lodging & Camping Big Slide is the 27th highest mountain in the High Peaks, with an elevation of 4240 feet. Take in the view of the Great Range, Algonquin Peak, Giant Mountain, and more. Just under 6 hours of time moving and over an hour hanging around. Doing this loop is definitely longer then out and back via the Brothers, but nice to see some new scenery. The final approach to Big Slide requires much boulder scrambling and a lengthy ladder section. There are several creek crossings. 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. Steven and I arrived at the Downes Brook Trailhead later than we planned… Amazing day! Today I became a 46r There was a ferret there looking out for all of our snacks so you might see him ;). A great hike! The last bit approaching the summit got very steep. 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). ... 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. There are multiple plateaus for it, so each view gets better. It … Lookout Mountain Golf Club. The trail goes uphill immediately; boulder scrambles started just before the summit of 1st brother, and they were fun and challenging. In the Rubble Looking at Slide on Giant Mountain. You could do a loop and hike down the Slide Mt. Another easy hike is Balsam Lake — the fire tower at the summit has an amazing view. Glad we did. 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). 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. It starts off pretty much just going up and overall I'd say maybe 1/4 of the whole hike is just scrambling up giant boulders. The mud between these two is mostly dried up and wasn't bad at all. Le sentier offre plusieurs activités. After a bit of a descent, the trail becomes quite steep again before summiting Big Slide. Slide rocks mostly. From there to the summit of Big Slide was 2.3 miles. 10/10 would recommend. Or maybe go slip sliding at Slide Rock State Park. Back to my car at 330pm. Lots of places for swimming along the Brook on a nice day. All 35 miles of trails in this area are open exclusively to foot travel, affording the visitor an uninterrupted back country experience. It starts off pretty much just going up and overall I'd say maybe 1/4 of the whole hike is just scrambling up giant boulders. We headed up early but not quite early enough to get a parking spot at the West Fork Trail. 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 last 0.2 mile of the climb is steep; a few log ladders aid in … A great hike! The hike to 2nd brother is fun! Brook Trail, 7/5/2013 . The 3 mile hike along Phelps Trail back to the parking lot is easy and very picturesque. from JBL to the left turn onto the Big Slide Brook trail, 0.3 miles. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-hampshire/flume-slide-trail Then there are portions as you ascend where you climb the slides. Hiked down the red trail to avoid the crowds via the Brothers. 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. Length 7.6 miElevation gain 3126 ftRoute type Out & back You reach a trailhead where you can take the brook trail down, or go up for the Slide summit. The final approach to Big Slide requires much boulder scrambling and a lengthy ladder section. I was really looking forward to […] Ellen, lies the 2000-acre Slide Brook Basin. 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. To get to the slide, take the Ore Bed Brook Trail, starting at the suspension bridge over Johns Brook near the ranger’s cabin. Had to park in town as the lot was full at 5am on Saturday morning. We turn left and start the slog back to the car. It goes down hill for a breather, and the views of the river toward the junction are breath taking. From here the grade is quite easy as it twists its way through a primeval spruce forest until it meets up with he trail coming up Big Slide Brook from Johns Brook valley below. If the water level was high, a few could be tricky. The trail itself is beautiful as you hike through a mix of hardwoods and pines, and on open slabs of rock. General information on hikingincludes how-to and safety tips and links to rules and regulations. 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. The descent down Big Slide Brook Trail is steep for the first mile, then gets easier the further down you go. Arrived at the Garden parking lot on Thursday, September 24 at 9:30am and grabbed the last parking spot in the lot. Was at the third brother around 10:50. 1,400′). Was at the third brother around 10:50. Just like Bigger Brother, lots of slide rocks. The slide summit is manageable for a bit until you reach a ladder. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until March. We decide to go for the gusto and start down the Slide Mt. Rev enjoying the Klondike Trail: The Klondike gets some skiers, but the trail to Yard doesn't get much traffic. A handful of spots left in the lot. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. You have to climb this so put away your sticks in your backpack so you have a good grip. #13 of 422 mountain bike trails in Arizona #329 in the world. Hiked down the red trail to avoid the crowds via the Brothers. Lots of places for swimming along the Brook on a nice day. We went up the Brothers to Big Slide, then down the slide river trail. For this hike, I went up, and back down, Slide Mt. The round-trip hike is between 8 and 10.5 miles (depending on the … The trailhead is located in the quiet little town of Keene Valley. After a bit of a descent, the trail becomes quite steep again before summiting Big Slide. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running. 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. The slide, visible on the right, is a short bushwhack from the boulder. I definitely wished I had brought a bathing suit on the way down Slide Brook Trail! It was such a beautiful clear day I could see my home state of Vermont distinctive Camel’s Hump Mountain in the distance. To do the hike as we originally planned, you start at the Garden parking lot and go up the Brothers trail. The peak of Bigger Brother is just a little window of the valley so dont have high hopes here for a break stop. Trail is steep up to the brothers, becomes more gradual to the Third Brother. After miles of interesting brook and woods scenery, we faced an impressive scene of rocky destruction at the slide. I enjoyed the trail as it tracked along the Brook up from the lodge. 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). Overall loved it, be warned it's no walk in the park! Ended up turning back around 12:45 about .1 miles from the summit to Big Slide. Painted arrows now indicate the driest … I arrived by 2:45pm on a Saturday and still a couple spots left in the lot, there is a $10 parking charge. Overall loved it, be warned it's no walk in the park! I'm a slow hiker, it took us 8.5 hrs total for the loop. 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! From there down the the Klondike Notch trail was 1.3 miles. The summit of Big Slide offered great views but was crowded. 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. Crossing Downes Brook four times, the trail reaches the slide on its L, 2 m. from the road. According to the Adirondack Mountain Club, the Garden Parking Lot at the Garden Trailhead is open (it was closed in 2019). Plenty of parking at the Garden Lot, since I did this at sunrise midweek. Brook Trail and then ascend approximately 2000 feet in 2.4 miles to the summit of Big Slide. 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. (With the exception of the unusual heat today), Got there at 7:15 on a Thursday and grabbed one of the last parking spots. small patches of ice near the peak. $10 fee. Harboring the tallest of the Catskill Peaks and offering numerous trailside vistas, th… You reach a trailhead where you can take the brook trail down, or go up for the Slide summit. 10/10 would recommend. Had to park in town as the lot was full at 5am on Saturday morning. The whole loop took me 7.5 hours plus a half hour up top, but please note I'm a relatively slow hiker. Awesome view of the Marcy range, and you can see Vermont on a sunny day. Le sentier vous offrira la possibilité d'observer la faune et sa difficulté est évaluée comme difficile. We loved hiking up the Brothers—steady up, lots of views, a couple climby spots, but nothing crazy. Bear right (uphill), following signs for Big Slide and Yard Mountain. The trail itself is very covered when you aren't on boulders, and lots of downed trees and debris along the path. From there to the summit of Big Slide was 2.3 miles. Once in the woods, you will soon arrive at the first trail junction at .2 miles. Slide rocks mostly. I'm a slow hiker, it took us 8.5 hrs total for the loop. The trail ascends 300 feet from over the first 0.6 miles. The peak offered excellent views. Started our hike at 8:30 AM on 11/27. The hike to 2nd brother is fun! Brook trail is exactly what it sounds like. To reward you, it offers very nice views. I don't even know how dogs get up there. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. 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