Mount Marcy, New York

Prominence: 4914 ft, 1498 m

Elevation: 5344 feet, 1629 meters

True Isolation: 129.64 mi, 208.64 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 5344 ft / 1629 m
Alternate Name(s)Tahawus
SubpeaksGray Peak (4826 ft/1471 m)
Little Marcy (4744 ft/1446 m)
Mount Marcy-Northwest Peak (4406 ft/1343 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)44° 6' 46'' N; 73° 55' 26'' W
44.112857, -73.923784 (Dec Deg)
586121E 4884971N Zone 18 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNew York (Highest Point)
County/Second Level RegionEssex (Highest Point)
City/TownKeene (Highest Point)

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     Mount Marcy at Trip Report for Essex, NY by David Galvin Trip Report for Essex, NY by Thomas Harper Trip Report for Essex, NY by Adam Helman Trip Report for Essex, NY by Edward Earl

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Lists that contain Mount Marcy:
     USA Lower 48 Top 400 Peaks by Prominence (Rank #58)
     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #444)
     USA/Canada Range4 High Points (Rank #147)
     Eastern USA Peaks with 2500 feet of Prominence (Rank #3)
     USA Lower 48 Peaks with 4000 feet of Prominence (Rank #58)
     Northeast USA 4000-foot Peaks (Rank #6)
     Northeast USA Drainage Basin High Points (Rank #4)
     Mid-Atlantic CoHPs (Rank #1)
     USA Lower 48 Peaks with 100 miles of Isolation (Rank #31)
     U.S. State Park High Points (Rank #5)
     Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" Peaks (Rank #4)
     USA Lower 48 Drainage Basin High Points (Rank #28)
     USA Lower 48 Range4 High Points (Rank #82)
     Adirondack Mountains 3700-foot Peaks (Rank #1)
     United States State High Points (plus DC) (Rank #21)
     Northeastern USA CoHPs (Rank #2)
     USA Lower 48 Top 100 Peaks by Prominence (Rank #58)
     New York County High Points (Rank #1)
     Adirondack Hundred Highest (Rank #1)
     Adirondack 46ers (Rank #1)
(Peak is on over 20 lists; Not all shown here.)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Fifty State Summits, Guide with Maps to State Highpoints (Zumwalt)
       Highpoints of the United States: A Guide to the Fifty State Summits (Holmes)
       Adirondack Trails High Peaks Region (Goodwin, Burdick)
       Peak Experiences, Hiking the Highest Summits of New York (Fallesen)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1984-06-25 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     1985-08-25 by Ben Lostracco
     1988-09-19 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     1998-08-28 by Alan Bangel
     2003-11-15 by Luc Tremblay
     2008-03-15 by John Sherback
     2008-09-01 by Kat Bel
     2009-10-14 by JF Theroux (GPS Track)
     2010-03-13 by Jerry Meitz
     2010-06-25 by Marlin Thorman (GPS Track)
     2010-08-06 by Austin Black
     2010-10-02 by Austin Black
     2010-10-30 by Sean Ryan (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     2011-08-21 by Gabriel Couët (GPS Track)
     2011-10-23 by Arya Morshed
     2011-11-21 by Dan Quinlan
     2012-05-06 by Mike Guethle
     2012-05-27 by Dennis Poulin (GPS Track)
     2012-08-09 by William Musser
     2012-08-16 by Elizabeth Sweet (GPS Track)
     2012-08-16 by Scott Duclos (GPS Track)
     2012-09-22 by Jim DeLillo (GPS Track)
     2013-07-21 by Gabriel Couët (GPS Track)
     2013-09-29 by Tye Scott
     2014-05-25 by Jeff Hicks
     2014-06-21 by Deb & Rob Osterhoudt
     2014-08-10 by Alan Barber
     2014-09-27 by Mike & Aiden O'Connor (GPS Track)
     2015-07-18 by Cynthia Chan

View ascents of peak by registered members (829 total)

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Marcy is framed by trees in this view from Lake Tear of the Clouds, the highest lake source of the Hudson.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 4914 ft/1498 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 4924 ft/1501 m
  Line Parent: Grandfather Mountain
  Key Col: Erie Canal    430 ft/131 m
Isolation129.64 mi/208.64 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Monroe  (E)
Isolation Limit Point: 44° 15' 18'' N; 71° 19' 19'' W
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RangesContinent: North America
Range2: North America Plains
Range3: Canadian Shield
Range4: Adirondack Mountains (Highest Point)
Range5: Adirondack High Peaks (Highest Point)
Range6: Marcy Group (Highest Point)
Ridges/DividesAppalachian Divide
Drainage Basins
Hudson (HP)
New York Harbor (HP)
Atlantic Ocean

Lake Champlain (HP)
Richelieu (HP)
St. Lawrence (HP)
Gulf of St. Lawrence (HP)
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Adirondack State Park (Highest Point)
Wilderness/Special Area: High Peaks SWA (Highest Point)
Topo MapMount Marcy K44073a7 1:25,000
First AscentAugust 05, 1837
John Cheney
Ebenezer Emmons
James Hall
David Henderson
Harvey Holt
Charles Ingham
William Redfield
John Torrey
Route #1 Maintained Hiking Trail: Van Hoevenburg Trail
Trailhead: Adirondak Loj 2182 ft/665 m
Vertical Gain: 3162 ft/964 m
Route #2 Maintained Hiking Trail: Feldspar
Trailhead: Tahawus 1800 ft/549 m
Vertical Gain: 3544 ft/1080 m
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Other Photos

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salamander seen on ascent (2014-07-27). Photo by John Jakob.
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summit plaque - looks great (2014-07-27). Photo by John Jakob.
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We did it!!! (2014-09-27). Photo by Mike & Aiden O'Connor.
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Lake Tear of the Clouds (2007-06). Photo by Mitch Bacharach.
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Splashing in the Opalescent (2007-06). Photo by Mitch Bacharach.
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Mount Marcy, NY 2008 (2008-01-17). Photo by Allison Coleman.
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