Hike Hopkins Mountain

New York Roostercomb Trailhead

Added by Rebecca Nichols

3156 foot Hopkins Mountain is located in Giant Mountain Wilderness. Though not a high peak there is some effort to get to it, which also makes it a lesser traveled peak so enjoy some quiet time with spectacular views.

Park at the Roostercomb parking trailhead. You will cross the road in a diagonal direction to Ranney Road. The road sign says it is a private road; however, you are able to walk down the road. You have to walk straight in on Ranney Road for a quarter mile or so before you see an old sign pointing to Hopkins.

You will follow the sign for Hopkins through pines into the hardwoods. As you reach a junction with the Mossy Cascade Trail you will notice a sign directing you 0.9 to Hopkins. Continue 0.7 miles to the next junction where you will head left 0.2 miles to the summit of Hopkins.

The summit has a lot of open rock and stunning views. You will see Giant peaking in the distance. As well as great views of the Dix Range, Noonmark, Round, Sawteeth and part of The Great Range.

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Skill Level:



Year Round

Trail Type:



5.4 Miles

Elev. Gain:

2000 Feet



Easy Parking

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5 months ago

Great Hike!

We came here during Memorial Day weekend, and only met two other groups on this trail. We had the gorgeous peak views entirely to ourselves. There are a few sections of scrambling, definitely advise a pole or hiking stick for making your way back down. Took us about 3.5 hours to complete.

5 months ago

Added by Rebecca Nichols

I hike to push my limits both mentally and physically, take in the beauty of the great outdoors, and just to get away from it all. Every chance I get you will find me in the mountains, on a kayak or ending my day by the campfire!

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