Panther Mountain

The trail starts climbing right away with tall pines towering over you. The trail then swings west to reduce the grade a bit and then back to the east to gain a small ridge that brings you to the partially open summit. From the summit area the Seward Range can be seen to the south, and Panther Pond below. 

Trailhead Location: 

From the intersection of Route 3 and Route 30 in Tupper Lake follow Route 3/30 toward Saranac Lake Lake. Continue to where the two routes split and continue on Route 3 toward Saranac Lake. Drive for an additional 1.6 miles to the trailhead on the left. Parking will be on the right next to Panther Pond.   

Distance Round Trip:

1.2 Miles

Elevation: 

2236’

Elevation Gain or Loss: 

780’

Time Round Trip:  

Family with Young Kids:     1.5 to 2 hours

Experienced Hiker:         1 to 1.5 hours

Out of Shape Hiker:     1.5 to 2 hours

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