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Old 06-24-2020, 10:17 PM   #1
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Suggestions for climbing dial and nippletop

I see that this hike can be done as a loop starting from Saint Huberts on my map. It also looks like a golf course is close to the parking. Any help in the best routes to do this hike would be appriciated.

How is the parking at this spot? I will be there on a monday morning.

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Old 06-25-2020, 09:56 AM   #2
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What map do you have? (I hope not Google!). The correct map shows a private road starting at the parking lot off 73, which is across the street from the Roaring Brook trailhead PA. That road does a loop to the west, around the golf course to a junction with the Lake Road, and continues past the Ausable Club lodge back to 73. You are not allowed to park or even drive on that road, but you do walk on it past the golf course to the Lake Road to the entrance gate station where you sign in to hike on these trails.
I'm not sure if that's the St. Huberts loop you mention (St. Huberts hamlet proper is somewhat north of this area, on 73).
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Old 06-25-2020, 11:57 AM   #3
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Note that the Ausable Club/Adirondack Mountain Reserve has reduced its parking availability but on a Monday you should be ok. No dogs allowed either.

We did the loop in winter - very nice hike. We walked in on lake rd, turned off on Gil brook trail, up Elk pass to Nipple Top, across ridge to Dial and down Bear Den and Noonmark. So doing the loop that was was starting easy and working our way into it. If you reversed it you'd have an easier walk out and maybe enough reserves to stop at Fish Hawk and Indian Head scenic viewpoints.
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Old 06-25-2020, 11:59 AM   #4
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Added:

Here is our trip report. It reminded me that along the Dial Nipple-top ridge water is a bit scarce:
https://www.adkforum.com/showthread.php?t=25088
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