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Phelps Mountain

This is a very short climb from Adirondack Loj to the top of this 46er which as wonderful views from summit ledges.
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 8.8 miles
Duration: Half day
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Overview :  This is an easy climb from Adirondack Loj to the top of Phelps at 4,160 feet. Although the summit is wooded there are spectacular... more »

Tips:  Heart Lake Adirondack Loj Trailhead:
From Exit 30 take Route 73 towards Lake Placid for 26.5 miles. Take a left onto Adirondack Loj... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Adirondack Loj Heart Lake Trailhead

Parking here is $10 per day. Head on down the most traveled trail towards Marcy Dam after signing into the register.

2. Marcy Dam

Here you will want to find the trail towards Mt. Marcy called Von Hoevenberg. Follow then until you see a sign for the Phelps trail heading off and up to the left.

3. Phelps Mountain Trail

Follow the sign! Start climbing.

4. Summit of Phelps

After just 4.4 short miles you've reached the 4,160 foot summit of phelps. Although the top is wooded there are great views towards Marcy and the MacIntyre Range from ledges at the summit. Relax and take some pictures. Head back down the same way you came up.