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Rooster Comb and Snow Mountain Loop

Take this amazing loop hike over two smaller peaks with amazing views in the High Peaks of the Adirondacks.
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 7.2 miles
Duration: Full day
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Overview :  This is a wonderful hike that takes you to two smaller peaks that aren't climbed as often as the more popular 46er peaks. Rooster... more »

Tips:  Parking can be found at a large parking lot 0.8 miles south of Keene Valley, NY on Route 73.

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Points of Interest

1. Trailhead

Park here. I believe it is still free to park here but the lot fills up fast and it could be tricky to find parking elsewhere. The trail travels over private land until you get past the pond so be respectful (as you should be for the whole trail). Take the trail to the left and continue along the southern edge of the pond.

2. Trail Junction

From here head left to head towards Snow Mountain first on this loop.

3. Valley Overlook Junction

You can take a right here and head a little ways down the trail to a great overlook over the valley.

4. Rooster Comb Summit

You are at 2,788 feet and at the summit of Rooster Comb. Backtrack down to the snow-hedgehog intersection and head east towards Snow Mountain.

5. Hedgehog - Snow Mountain Junction

Take a right to climb up Rooster Comb when you first arrive here and then when you come down from the summit head East here towards Snow Mountain and POI #5.

6. Snow and St. Huberts Trail Junction

Take a right here and head up towards the top of Snow Mountain on the trail that takes you south towards St. Huberts.

7. Snow Mountain Summit

At 2,360 feet you are now at the summit of Snow Mountain. Soak in the views and return to POI #5 where you will take a right and head down a stream valley back towards the trailhead.