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Rocky Mountain

Adirondacks, New York

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  • Rocky Mountain is a very popular destination.- Rocky Mountain
  • The trail is well worn and well marked.- Rocky Mountain
  • Trail marker for Rocky Mountain.- Rocky Mountain
  • Bits of bedrock poke their way through the soil.- Rocky Mountain
  • Many routes around steep bulges of bedrock exist.- Rocky Mountain
  • A classic Adirondack trail.- Rocky Mountain
  • The final pitch is gradual.- Rocky Mountain
  • The bald summit offers spectacular views.- Rocky Mountain
  • Fourth Lake dominates the view.- Rocky Mountain
  • A thunderstorm approaches over Fourth Lake.- Rocky Mountain
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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Great views. Easy access. Family friendly.
Cons: 
Often crowded.
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Region:
Adirondacks, NY
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
448.00 ft (136.55 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
0.50 mi (0.80 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
1,777.00 ft (541.63 m)
Current Local Weather:
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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With its short climb, welcoming summit, and great views, Rocky Mountain is a must-visit hike for families with children. The hike is less strenuous than that of nearby Bald Mountain, with a more gradual approach and a pleasant forest to stroll through. One or two steep places may require extra care, but for the most part the trail climbs at a moderate pace and ends in a wide, flat outcropping with excellent views of the surrounding lakes and mountains.

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(1 within a 30 mile radius)

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