10/10 would recommend. Slide Brook Basin Beyond resort boundaries, between Lincoln Peak and Mt. During the winter, it’s also … from JBL to the left turn onto the Big Slide Brook trail, 0.3 miles. A great hike out along a beautiful brook! Back down the ladder to the trailhead, and down the Brooks trail. travelled the loop counterclockwise. Amazing day! (With the exception of the unusual heat today), Got there at 7:15 on a Thursday and grabbed one of the last parking spots. I definitely wished I had brought a bathing suit on the way down Slide Brook Trail! Use the dirt n trees on the sides for better traction. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Instead, follow this route to squeeze far more out of your hike with hardly any extra effort. 4 regular spots left, and the center was open for parking still. Started our hike at 8:30 AM on 11/27. 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 baby waterfalls and gentle cascades were simply gorgeous and serene. Big Slide has a different canister than I’ve seen on other summits. You reach a trailhead where you can take the brook trail down, or go up for the Slide summit. Take in the view of the Great Range, Algonquin Peak, Giant Mountain, and more. Round trip was 8hrs. Was at the third brother around 10:50. I'm a slow hiker, it took us 8.5 hrs total for the loop. 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. There's nothing like playing 18 holes among the vivid beauty of the Sonoran desert and lush Phoenix North Mountains. small patches of ice near the peak. Big Slide Mountain via Slide Mt. Trail is steep up to the brothers, becomes more gradual to the Third Brother. The peak of Bigger Brother is just a little window of the valley so dont have high hopes here for a break stop. Crossing Downes Brook four times, the trail reaches the slide on its L, 2 m. from the road. no real opportunity to ease into the climb and warm up the legs and lungs. Brook Trail and then ascend approximately 2000 feet in 2.4 miles to the summit of Big Slide. 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. We headed up early but not quite early enough to get a parking spot at the West Fork Trail. I arrived by 2:45pm on a Saturday and still a couple spots left in the lot, there is a $10 parking charge. This trail offers amazing views from the summits of the first and second Brothers and, of course, from the summit of Big Slide. The views the whole way up are amazing, many spots and as you get to each Brother where you can see a lot. General information on hikingincludes how-to and safety tips and links to rules and regulations. More Pictures from Big Slide: Awesome view of the Marcy range, and you can see Vermont on a sunny day. A fantastic hike with great High Peaks views, elevation gain, rock scrambling, and a well marked trail. Go over it and keep straight until the Garden lot appears. climbing up the brothers gave excellent views of the sunrise. Trail is steep up to the brothers, becomes more gradual to the Third Brother. Go over it and keep straight until the Garden lot appears. The whole loop took me 7.5 hours plus a half hour up top, but please note I'm a relatively slow hiker. Length 9.8 miElevation gain 3034 ftRoute type Loop The fall colors make for the stunningest views. My friend’s two larger dogs had very little trouble hiking this trail. Overall loved it, be warned it's no walk in the park! Glad we did. We took John Brooks Trail up... attempting sunrise we were confused a few times unsure if we were on correct path. Decision point. In winter it gets even less. from JBL to the left turn onto the Big Slide Brook trail, 0.3 miles. Back to my car at 330pm. From that intersection back to JBL was another 1.3 miles. 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. Beautiful views can't wait to try it again. 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. From 73, take Andirondack street all the way until a bridge on your right. The peak offered excellent views. One High Peak: Slide Mountain 4,182 ft (Highest Peak in Catskills) Total Time: ~2.5 hrs . There are several creek crossings. The trail ascends 300 feet from over the first 0.6 miles. Brook trail, and then back out the JBL trail, that would give you about a 9.6 mile hike. 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. We decide to go for the gusto and start down the Slide Mt. Note: The Garden Shuttle is not operating until further notice. Bring Micro Spikes! 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. travelled the loop counterclockwise. 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. Hiking Big Slide Mountain via The Brothers is one of my favorite hikes in the ADKS. Bennies Brook Slide, also known as Bennies Root Canal, is a relative easy slide located on the slopes of Lower Wolf Jaw Mountain. There are many places to start this loop from really as it crosses other trails and the main road twice. Today I became a 46r 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. It goes down hill for a breather, and the views of the river toward the junction are breath taking. Brook trail is exactly what it sounds like. Just under 6 hours of time moving and over an hour hanging around. 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). From the trail register at the Garden parking area, turn right and continue climbing past the … 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. 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. ... 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. 4.5hrs to the peak and 4 hours coming down. To reward you, it offers very nice views. Hiking Trail Description. I don't even know how dogs get up there. The summit is not the most spacious but you can socially distant 8 people there. Steven and I arrived at the Downes Brook Trailhead later than we planned… The descent down Big Slide Brook Trail is steep for the first mile, then gets easier the further down you go. 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. Ended up turning back around 12:45 about .1 miles from the summit to Big Slide. The slide summit is manageable for a bit until you reach a ladder. The trail isn't obvious to find on the top end and this top section is the steepest. After a quick summit picture, we start back down to the trail intersection. Rev enjoying the Klondike Trail: The Klondike gets some skiers, but the trail to Yard doesn't get much traffic. 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. Big Slide is the 27th highest mountain in the High Peaks, with an elevation of 4240 feet. You could do a loop and hike down the Slide Mt. I arrived at 715am on Wednesday morning. The 3 mile hike along Phelps Trail back to the parking lot is easy and very picturesque. Beautiful views can't wait to try it again. Hiking Big Slide Mountain via The Brothers is one of my favorite hikes in the ADKS. Reached the summit nice views came down both brothers (pretty steep), but a lot of views including 360! It … Today I became a 46r 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. 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. Bennies Brook Slide on the northwest face of Lower Wolfjaw Mountain was choice for a hike on Monday. 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. We went up the Brothers to Big Slide, then down the slide river trail. 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. Round trip was 8hrs. Hiking trails, fishing, picnic ramadas, and wildlife viewing are also available nearby and throughout Sedona. Deer Leap Trailextends 1.7 miles from the parking area to Deer Leap. The Slide Mt Brook Trail will take you 2.4 miles from the summit of Big Slide down to John’s Brook Lodge. We took John Brooks Trail up... attempting sunrise we were confused a few times unsure if we were on correct path. A great hike out along a beautiful brook! Big Slide Mountain is the 27th-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,240 ft. Head north of Sedona into the Oak Creek Canyon for a hike along the river. The Slide Mt Brook Trail will take you 2.4 miles from the summit of Big Slide down to John’s Brook Lodge. Had to park in town as the lot was full at 5am on Saturday morning. There are several creek crossings. The trail isn't obvious to find on the top end and this top section is the steepest. 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). Or maybe go slip sliding at Slide Rock State Park. Slide Brook Basin is home to a variety of wildlife, including moose, black bear, white-tailed deer, and many other species. The slide summit is manageable for a bit until you reach a ladder. You hike along side the brook most of the way, crossing back and forth a few times. The views the whole way up are amazing, many spots and as you get to each Brother where you can see a lot. Take in the Sanderson Falls, go mountain biking, enjoy a picnic or do some hunting and fishing. With trails for all experience levels, Chester-Blandford State Forest is perfect for hiking or walking. The view from the top of Big Slide is mesmerizing. The creek is open for swimming, wading, floating, and sun bathing. Length 10.1 miElevation gain 2729 ftRoute type Out & back The whole loop took me 7.5 hours plus a half hour up top, but please note I'm a relatively slow hiker. Just like Bigger Brother, lots of slide rocks. This trail starts from the Phelps Trail at the John's Brook Lean-tos and heads towards the top of Big Slide Mountain. Many of the high peaks can be seen in a perfect 180 degree panorama. 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. Views going up the brothers were both awesome and plentiful. (With the exception of the unusual heat today), Got there at 7:15 on a Thursday and grabbed one of the last parking spots. 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 open spots up to the Brothers were spectacular. We followed this loop counter-clockwise; ascending the brothers one by one. A handful of spots left in the lot. 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! Lots of places for swimming along the Brook on a nice day. 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). 4.5hrs to the peak and 4 hours coming down. Try using the dirt on the sides. The trailhead is located in the quiet little town of Keene Valley. this trail starts off going straight uphill. To get to the slide, take the Ore Bed Brook Trail, starting at the suspension bridge over Johns Brook near the ranger’s cabin. If the water level was high, a few could be tricky. You go down slightly from there before it goes up again for Big Slide. We loved hiking up the Brothers—steady up, lots of views, a couple climby spots, but nothing crazy. Again, it was challenging, but fun! Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The slide, visible on the right, is a short bushwhack from the boulder. The hike to 2nd brother is fun! 1,400′). Then there are portions as you ascend where you climb the slides. Ellen, lies the 2000-acre Slide Brook Basin. The hike up to Bigger Brother gets tough. 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. $10 fee. The trail itself is very covered when you aren't on boulders, and lots of downed trees and debris along the path. Slide Mt. The open spots up to the Brothers were spectacular. 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. The trail offers a number of activity options. A handful of spots left in the lot. After miles of interesting brook and woods scenery, we faced an impressive scene of rocky destruction at the slide. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running. 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. 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 round-trip hike is between 8 and 10.5 miles (depending on the … Use the dirt n trees on the sides for better traction. Bring Micro Spikes! Back down the ladder to the trailhead, and down the Brooks trail. started around 6am today and was back to the car by 230. 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. From there to Yard Mountain was 1.4 miles. 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. Le sentier offre plusieurs activités. Brook Trail and then ascend approximately 2000 feet in 2.4 miles to the summit of Big Slide. The hike up to Bigger Brother gets tough. Doing this loop is definitely longer then out and back via the Brothers, but nice to see some new scenery. The hike to 1st brother is doable but bring strong boots for the rocks. The view from the top of Big Slide is mesmerizing. We loved hiking up the Brothers—steady up, lots of views, a couple climby spots, but nothing crazy. Plenty of parking at the Garden Lot, since I did this at sunrise midweek. 3,400′), and finally descending and ending on a small dead-end road just outside the Village of Margaretville (elev. Taking the loop was a beautiful way to end the hike! Reached the summit nice views came down both brothers (pretty steep), but a lot of views including 360! The peak offered excellent views. $10 fee. If you stick to the classic route, you bag the peak but see only a small amount of what Slide has to offer. Very muddy on 10/14. 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. Both of these hikes offer great close up views … 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. The final approach to Big Slide requires much boulder scrambling and a lengthy ladder section. The trail goes uphill immediately; boulder scrambles started just before the summit of 1st brother, and they were fun and challenging. Was at the third brother around 10:50. The last 0.2 mile of the climb is steep; a few log ladders aid in … Back to my car at 330pm. In the Rubble Looking at Slide on Giant Mountain. To do the hike as we originally planned, you start at the Garden parking lot and go up the Brothers trail. The trail is rated as difficult and is primarily used for hiking and bird watching. Hotels, Lodging & Camping Again, it was challenging, but fun! 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. Lots of places for swimming along the Brook on a nice day. 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). 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. It leaves Albany Intervale Road on the S a short distance W of the U. of N. H. Forestry School. There are multiple plateaus for it, so each view gets better. 4 regular spots left, and the center was open for parking still. Hiked down the red trail to avoid the crowds via the Brothers. The descent down Big Slide Brook Trail is steep for the first mile, then gets easier the further down you go. There are several creek crossings. At the bottom of this trail, turn right to follow the yellow-blazed trail back down to the parking area. The peak of Bigger Brother is just a little window of the valley so dont have high hopes here for a break stop. Snowmobiling and cross-country skiing are available in the winter. Amazing day! 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 last 3 miles are through open fields of trees, and pretty flat. The last bit approaching the summit got very steep. The hike to 1st brother is doable but bring strong boots for the rocks. 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