11.0 miles, Full day
This 11 mile shuttled-car hike is one of my favorite of all the Adirondack 46. You'll bag two more 4,000 foot peaks and descend over many smaller ones as you travel east down Rocky Peak Ridge. The ascent up Giant Mountain is amazing with great views the entire way up. You'll pass by several ponds on this trip for filtering water as well. Check out the photos from this amazing climb.
The Chapel Pond Trailhead is across from Chapel Pond several miles north on 73 from the intersection of 73 and Route 9. There is no fee to park there. The eastern trailhead off of Rte 9 several miles north from the intersection as well with no fees there either. You can reach Rte. 73 off exit 30 off I-87. You will want to drop a car at the Rte 9 lower trailhead and then drive to the Rte 73 Chapel Pond Trailhead to start the hike.