Giant Washbowl Via Ridge Trail

Keene Valley, NY
Length: 1.40 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

[Total: 3    Average: 3.3/5]

This hike in the Adirondacks is a real butt-kicker as you huff it nearly 700 ft UP the Ridge Trail in less than a mile to Giant Washbowl Lake. Enjoy the serene lake and views of hillsides painted in red and yellow as your reward! Good trail to get the heart going and legs burning. When you get to the lake go straight across the wooden bridge to the Nubble. Beautiful vistas and a gorgeous view at the top. You can either chose to complete the loop or go back the same way. If you continue on the loop: after ascending down the trail to the T then turning left to hike back to the pond the descent is steep and exhausting. The trail was worth the effort and beautiful. (Kids did well: 11, 9, & 8 year olds.)


Submitted by Joe Linehan

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, and Summer
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 700 ft.
Stroller friendly No
Stroller terrain No Wheels
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Camping Nearby, Fishing, Lake, Rockclimbing, and Viewpoint

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Giant Mountain Primary Trailhead will be on your left . Restrooms at Chapel Pond.

Trail Contributor

[Total: 3    Average: 3.3/5]

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Getting There

From Keene Valley, Head south on NY-73 E toward Market St for 4.5 miles.