Phelps Mountain is the 32nd-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,161 ft.
This hike is 10 miles long and will take approximately 9 hours to complete.
Phelps Mountain is named after Orson Schofield Phelps, also known as "Old Mountain Phelps," who created the first trail over Mount Marcy. Phelps is a great mountain for beginners or kids and is an extremely easy climb. Just before the summit is reached, the trail does get steep, but not in excess.
At the Van Hoevenberg Trail, take Mount Marcy Route, which will take you to Marcy Dam. Take a sharp left and you will see the sign marked Phelps Mountain. There are great 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 as well.