Phelps Mountain Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Phelps Mountain Trail is a 8.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Placid, NY that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

8.4 miles 2204 feet Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips




wild flowers



This is a very short climb from Adirondack Loj to the top of this 46er which as wonderful views from summit ledges. 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 views spanning from the Great Range all the way to Algonquin with the state high point, Mt. Marcy framed in the center. You'll want to take some time at the top for photos. This is one of th easier climbs in the high peaks so feel free to bring family.

1 month ago

The sign shows 1.2 miles to the summit but we felt that we hiked a lot more

1 month ago

This trail was similar to Table Top. If you are trying to do all the high peaks, this you should do P and TT together.

2 months ago

2 months ago

This is a short and steep trail. The payoff at the end is the view that the summit has. The trail was pretty busy today and there was a nice breeze at the summit. The only negative thing I would say is that the 1.2 mile hike to the summit seems like it takes forever. I hiked this one after I hiked Tabletop Mountain.