Take in the view of the Great Range, Algonquin Peak, Giant Mountain, and more. It goes down hill for a breather, and the views of the river toward the junction are breath taking. Lookout Mountain Golf Club is a nine-time winner of the Golf Digest Four Star Award, has been recognized as one of America's Best Golf Course by Zagat, and has been chosen as one of Arizona's Top 10 Golf Courses by readers of Arizona Business Magazine. From 73, take Andirondack street all the way until a bridge on your right. I'd heard great things about it, so it moved to the top of my list of places to go. The open spots up to the Brothers were spectacular. I enjoyed the trail as it tracked along the Brook up from the lodge. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until March. no real opportunity to ease into the climb and warm up the legs and lungs. Had to park in town as the lot was full at 5am on Saturday morning. 10/10 would recommend. During the winter, it’s also … From that intersection back to JBL was another 1.3 miles. We turn left and start the slog back to the car. If the water level was high, a few could be tricky. travelled the loop counterclockwise. Trail is steep up to the brothers, becomes more gradual to the Third Brother. 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. Glad we did. Lots of places for swimming along the Brook on a nice day. Hiking Trail Description. Deer Leap Trailextends 1.7 miles from the parking area to Deer Leap. I was really looking forward to […] 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! You reach a trailhead where you can take the brook trail down, or go up for the Slide summit. I definitely wished I had brought a bathing suit on the way down Slide Brook Trail! Again, it was challenging, but fun! Take in the Sanderson Falls, go mountain biking, enjoy a picnic or do some hunting and fishing. Painted arrows now indicate the driest … The creek is open for swimming, wading, floating, and sun bathing. Take in the view of the Great Range, Algonquin Peak, Giant Mountain, and more. It goes down hill for a breather, and the views of the river toward the junction are breath taking. started around 6am today and was back to the car by 230. I definitely wished I had brought a bathing suit on the way down Slide Brook Trail! The views the whole way up are amazing, many spots and as you get to each Brother where you can see a lot. Slide Mt. A handful of spots left in the lot. All 35 miles of trails in this area are open exclusively to foot travel, affording the visitor an uninterrupted back country experience. After miles of interesting brook and woods scenery, we faced an impressive scene of rocky destruction at the slide. Another easy hike is Balsam Lake — the fire tower at the summit has an amazing view. I enjoyed the trail as it tracked along the Brook up from the lodge. 4 regular spots left, and the center was open for parking still. The slide, visible on the right, is a short bushwhack from the boulder. Taking the loop was a beautiful way to end the hike! It was raining - just barely. The trailhead is located in the quiet little town of Keene Valley. Big Slide Mountain via Slide Mt. The summit of Big Slide offered great views but was crowded. Arrived at the Garden parking lot on Thursday, September 24 at 9:30am and grabbed the last parking spot in the lot. a little windy up top. Big Slide Mountain via The Brothers, Slide Mountain Brook and Phelps Trail Loop est un sentier en boucle de 9.8 miles très fréquenté situé près de Keene, État de New York. You hike along side the brook most of the way, crossing back and forth a few times. Crossing Downes Brook four times, the trail reaches the slide on its L, 2 m. from the road. 3,400′), and finally descending and ending on a small dead-end road just outside the Village of Margaretville (elev. The final approach to Big Slide requires much boulder scrambling and a lengthy ladder section. Many of the high peaks can be seen in a perfect 180 degree panorama. Use the dirt n trees on the sides for better traction. It leaves Albany Intervale Road on the S a short distance W of the U. of N. H. Forestry School. The trail goes uphill immediately; boulder scrambles started just before the summit of 1st brother, and they were fun and challenging. The slide summit is manageable for a bit until you reach a ladder. Bennies Brook Slide on the northwest face of Lower Wolfjaw Mountain was choice for a hike on Monday. no real opportunity to ease into the climb and warm up the legs and lungs. Great hike, took around 3.75hrs up with lots of picture stops and a few stops for snacks. 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. It then descends 325 fe… I'm a slow hiker, it took us 8.5 hrs total for the loop. The final approach to Big Slide requires much boulder scrambling and a lengthy ladder section. The peak of Bigger Brother is just a little window of the valley so dont have high hopes here for a break stop. $10 fee for parking. Take this right; the road will turn into Johns Brook Lane and you follow it 1.5 miles … Try using the dirt on the sides. 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. Amazing day! Back down the ladder to the trailhead, and down the Brooks trail. The trail offers a number of activity options. 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. There are multiple plateaus for it, so each view gets better. One High Peak: Slide Mountain 4,182 ft (Highest Peak in Catskills) Total Time: ~2.5 hrs . You will then hike out the 3.2 miles remaining miles to the Garden via the Phelps Trail. We began to ascend the small drainage which was fairly well covered by trees. The descent down Big Slide Brook Trail is steep for the first mile, then gets easier the further down you go. Just like Bigger Brother, lots of slide rocks. 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). 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! climbing up the brothers gave excellent views of the sunrise. Great hike, took around 3.75hrs up with lots of picture stops and a few stops for snacks. Was at the third brother around 10:50. Big Slide has a different canister than I’ve seen on other summits. There's nothing like playing 18 holes among the vivid beauty of the Sonoran desert and lush Phoenix North Mountains. One of the longest and most spectacular ends just shy of the summit of Saddleback Mountain. The hike up to Bigger Brother gets tough. 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. © 2020 AllTrails, Inc. Tous droits réservés. Bring Micro Spikes! The round-trip hike is between 8 and 10.5 miles (depending on the … There was a ferret there looking out for all of our snacks so you might see him ;). Had to park in town as the lot was full at 5am on Saturday morning. And it is a slog - … I did this hike from the Bushnell Falls Lean-to on my hike out after a few days of hiking for the fourth of July holiday. Lethe by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. Brook trail, and then back out the JBL trail, that would give you about a 9.6 mile hike. For this hike, I went up, and back down, Slide Mt. 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. Bennies Brook Slide, also known as Bennies Root Canal, is a relative easy slide located on the slopes of Lower Wolf Jaw Mountain. 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. 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. The views the whole way up are amazing, many spots and as you get to each Brother where you can see a lot. The preferred route is to go up the New Slide, which is as follows: Follow the N bank of the brook E for about 0.6 of a mile to where the brook forks. Brook trail is exactly what it sounds like. Bear right (uphill), following signs for Big Slide and Yard Mountain. Brook trail on my way back down the JBL (or Phelps) trail to the Garden, parking lot trail head. Very muddy on 10/14. From the trail register at the Garden parking area, turn right and continue climbing past the … There are several creek crossings. The slide summit is manageable for a bit until you reach a ladder. Crossing Downes Brook four times, the trail reaches the slide on its L, 2 m. from the road. Taking the loop was a beautiful way to end the hike! The trail offers a number of activity options. I arrived at 715am on Wednesday morning. At 1.7 miles from the bridge (and 0.25 miles past a lean-to), you come to a house-size boulder on the right side of the trail. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. With trails for all experience levels, Chester-Blandford State Forest is perfect for hiking or walking. I don't even know how dogs get up there. You will then hike out the 3.2 miles remaining miles to the Garden via the Phelps Trail. A great hike out along a beautiful brook! Many of the high peaks can be seen in a perfect 180 degree panorama. Go over it and keep straight until the Garden lot appears. Brook Trail, 7/5/2013 . 4.5hrs to the peak and 4 hours coming down. You hike along side the brook most of the way, crossing back and forth a few times. Started our hike at 8:30 AM on 11/27. "At last the trail led out of the fragrant glen and zigzagged up a slope, to the dry forest of pines, and on and upward, farther and higher until Lucy felt she had ascended to the top of a mountain. 10/10 would recommend. Started at 745am. 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. I arrived by 2:45pm on a Saturday and still a couple spots left in the lot, there is a $10 parking charge. Just under 6 hours of time moving and over an hour hanging around. Slide Brook Basin Beyond resort boundaries, between Lincoln Peak and Mt. Try using the dirt on the sides. A great hike out along a beautiful brook! $10 fee for parking. 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. Once in the woods, you will soon arrive at the first trail junction at .2 miles. 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. 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! We followed this loop counter-clockwise; ascending the brothers one by one. Ellen, lies the 2000-acre Slide Brook Basin. You have to climb this so put away your sticks in your backpack so you have a good grip. The descent down Big Slide Brook Trail is steep for the first mile, then gets easier the further down you go. Decision point. The hike up to Bigger Brother gets tough. From there down the the Klondike Notch trail was 1.3 miles. Views going up the brothers were both awesome and plentiful. From there down the the Klondike Notch trail was 1.3 miles. 4 regular spots left, and the center was open for parking still. The trail is rated as difficult and is primarily used for hiking and bird watching. The trailhead is located in the quiet little town of Keene Valley. 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. Harboring the tallest of the Catskill Peaks and offering numerous trailside vistas, th… 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). Slide rocks mostly. small patches of ice near the peak. The views were amazing and just kept getting better at each of the brothers summits. Overall loved it, be warned it's no walk in the park! $10 fee. It was such a beautiful clear day I could see my home state of Vermont distinctive Camel’s Hump Mountain in the distance. Back down the ladder to the trailhead, and down the Brooks trail. We went up the Brothers to Big Slide, then down the slide river trail. The summit is not the most spacious but you can socially distant 8 people there. Rev enjoying the Klondike Trail: The Klondike gets some skiers, but the trail to Yard doesn't get much traffic. Back to my car at 330pm. 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. It's never a good idea to tackle a slide (nonetheless a route which has been abandoned by the AMC for over 60 years) in the rain. Most people seem to run up and down Slide Mountain pretty uneventfully. Ended up turning back around 12:45 about .1 miles from the summit to Big Slide. Steven and I arrived at the Downes Brook Trailhead later than we planned… climbing up the brothers gave excellent views of the sunrise. Doing this loop is definitely longer then out and back via the Brothers, but nice to see some new scenery. The whole loop took me 7.5 hours plus a half hour up top, but please note I'm a relatively slow hiker. The view from the top of Big Slide is mesmerizing. If the water level was high, a few could be tricky. Slide Brook Basin is home to a variety of wildlife, including moose, black bear, white-tailed deer, and many other species. We loved hiking up the Brothers—steady up, lots of views, a couple climby spots, but nothing crazy. 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). Brook Trail and then ascend approximately 2000 feet in 2.4 miles to the summit of Big Slide. The trail isn't obvious to find on the top end and this top section is the steepest. From there to the summit of Big Slide was 2.3 miles. Lookout Mountain Golf Club. Should we go back down the Brothers trail - 3.7 miles - or do the loop - 2.1 down the Slide Mt. 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