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Phelps Mountain, New York - Hiking

Adirondacks, New York, United States

By lydia.crawford

Phelps Mountain, New York Statistics

Difficulty

Moderate

Distance

14 KM

Elevation gain

1,268 meters

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Why choose a trail at Phelps Mountain, New York?

Phelps Mountain is a mountain located in Essex County, New York. The mountain is named after Orson Schofield "Old Mountain" Phelps (1817–1905), who cut the first trail up Mount Marcy and named several of the Adirondack peaks. It is the 32nd highest peak in New York. Phelps Mountain is flanked to the southeast by Tabletop Mountain. Phelps Mountain stands within the watershed of the West Branch of the Ausable River, which drains into Lake Champlain, thence into Canada's Richelieu River, the Saint Lawrence River, and into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The south side of Phelps Mtn. drains into Phelps Brook, thence into Marcy Brook, and the Ausable's West Branch. The northwest side of Phelps Mtn. drains into Pelkey Brook, thence into Marcy Brook. The northeast side of Phelps drains into Klondike Brook, thence into Marcy Brook. Phelps is climbed regularly, and has a well marked trail. The trail is rocky and is very steep in some parts of the final approach to the summit. There are good views of Marcy, Colden, and Algonquin near the summit. There are also views of the ridge formed by Tabletop, Yard, and Big Slide. There is a partial view of The Great Range, and Giant can be seen in the distance. Phelps Mountain is within the High Peaks Wilderness Area of the Adirondack State Park.

The Phelps Mountain is located in the Adirondacks, in New York. It is a popular destination for hikers, as it offers great views of the surrounding area. The mountain has a moderate climb, and is a great place to spend a day outdoors. There are several trails that lead to the summit, and the hike takes about three hours round-trip. The mountain is also home to a number of wildlife species, including black bears, deer, and bobcats.


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From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
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44.157024

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Starting Point

The Phelps Mountain trails are located in the town of Johnsburg, New York. To get to the start of the trails, take NY-8N north from the town of North Creek. The trailhead is located on the left side of the road, just past the intersection with NY-28N.

Why visit Phelps Mountain, New York

The Phelps Mountain in the Adirondacks is a great place to visit for its scenic views and outdoor activities. The mountain is part of the High Peaks region, which has some of the most beautiful landscapes in New York. Visitors can hike to the summit of Phelps Mountain for stunning views of the surrounding area, including Lake Placid and the Adirondack Mountains. There are also several other hiking trails in the area, as well as opportunities for camping, fishing, and skiing.

Is Phelps Mountain, New York in Adirondacks a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question since the Adirondacks are a vast and varied region with something to offer everyone. That said, Phelps Mountain is a great place for families with young children because it has a gentle slope, is not too steep, and has wide open spaces that make it easy to navigate. Additionally, there are several hiking trails in the area that are perfect for little ones.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Phelps Mountain in the Adirondacks include hiking, fishing, and camping. There are also several scenic drives in the area that offer great views of the mountains and lakes.

Hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and mountain biking are some of the best activities to enjoy near Phelps Mountain in the Adirondacks.

Where to eat?

1. The Wild Center - Tupper Lake, NY

2. The Woods Inn - Long Lake, NY

3. The Boathouse - Inlet, NY

4. The View - Old Forge, NY

5. The Water's Edge - Raquette Lake, NY

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the level of difficulty of Phelps Mountain, New York ?

Moderate

What is the elevation of Phelps Mountain, New York?

1268.00 M

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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