|Quick Look - Little Rocky|
|Difficulty||Round trip||Total climb||Location||Internet Maps|
|5.76 mi.||2320 ft.||N41.91850 W74.33260||Google Maps|
Park in the parking area for Ashokan High Point on the Peekamoose-West Shokan Road. Cross the road and then the brook and head roughly south-southwest toward the summit of Little Rocky. Consult a map to avoid the strip of private land near the top of the peak. This is a VERY steep climb and you will have to work your way up and threw several cliff bands. From this approach I did not find any woods roads that were helpful. It is roughly 1.6 miles to the top but it will not be a fast trip. Walk around at the summit to find the highest spot.
After tagging the summit, you may return by roughly the same path keeping in mind it will also be a very steep descent. You may also your hike by walking southeast through a Col and up to another "bump". The woods are relatively open and you may find the beginnings of stone furniture on this bump. Be sure to stay on the ridge as this is much easier than trying to sidehill. From the bump head east and then southeast to stay on the ridge. You should end up in the col between the bump and Mombaccus. You can descend from here or climb the remaining ,25 miles to the top of Mombaccus. I didn't find much reason to do this on from the Col to the summit was some pretty thick laurel and blueberry. When you descend, head generally north or northeast. You want to find the Kanape Brook Trail once you are off the ridge. I found this descent to be steep and, since it was summer, filled with nettles. Once you are down, continue to head north and you will come across the trail. In wetter weather you may be hopping from tuft to tuft to stay out of the marshy areas.