Hiking

Explore Our Trails

Trails, trails, trails. They lead us to picturesque waterfalls and mountaintops. They bring us back in time as we follow the footsteps of our forefathers. They allow us to reflect as we reconnect with nature. We promise that the hiking trails in and around Tupper Lake will lead you on a journey to remember.

An authentic Adirondack vacation is not complete without getting in a good hike. The abundance of wilderness trails surrounding Tupper Lake, NY offer something that will fit every interested level and stamina. They range from gentle rolling multi-use trails along waterways to back country mountain hikes offering pristine 360-degree views.

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From Mountaintops To Waterway Trails

Take a walk along the nature trails at The Wild Center right in Tupper Lake. Grab a delicious picnic to-go and head to an Adirondack lean-to on the handicap accessible John Dillon Park trails or challenge yourself to the new Tupper Lake Triad hiking challenge -- three family-friendly peaks that boast stellar panoramic views of the Adirondacks. Whether it is for an hour or for a week, we recommend you spend some time on the trails during your visit.

Before heading out, be sure to review Leave No Trace ethics to ensure you're protecting the Adirondacks for future generations! The DEC is a great resource for more outdoor recreation related information.

Check out our listings and blogs highlighting some of the excellent hiking we have here in the Adirondacks:

Paul Smith's College VIC Nature up close: Welcome to the VIC! When you visit the Paul Smith's College VIC, a world of... Read More
High Rock High Rock is part of the High Falls Loop, but makes for a nice destination or overnight for the... Read More
Owls Head Mountain Owls Head Mountain is part of the Sargent Ponds Wild Forest which covers an impressive approximate... Read More
Big Pine and Bog From the trailhead you will be on a very flat trail which is perfect for the entire family. There... Read More
Debar Mountain The trail register is located near the yellow state gate. From here, you will begin a mellow hike... Read More
Deer Pond Loop Deer Pond is the finest destination point and you may find that to be enough, don’t feel that the... Read More
Cathedral Rock From the parking area, locate the gated road and hike down this. Continue for a couple hundred feet... Read More
Janacks Landing The trail starts out to be rather mellow following an old railroad grade (no ties) for quite some... Read More
Floodwood Mountain Floodwood Mountain is an excellent hike for the entire family. The terrain is moderate with only a... Read More
Tooley Pond Mountain Tooley Pond Mountain used to be a fire tower peak; the tower now resides on Cathedral Rock on the... Read More
Brasford Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour which is one of the finest Adirondack Experiences... Read More
Goodman Mountain Goodman Mountain is located behind what locals call Lumberjack Spring and was once referred to as... Read More
Gilbert Tract Loop Following a clockwise direction around the loop you will be hiking on a forest trail. At first you... Read More
Ampersand Mountain Ampersand is one of the most popular hikes in the region, and it's also designated as one of the... Read More
Black and Bridge Brook Ponds From the trailhead you will have a flat hike through an open forest, which is very quiet and... Read More
Douglas Rock This small peak is obscure with no real trail to the summit; but does have a series of logging... Read More
Panther Mountain The trail starts climbing right away with tall pines towering over you. The trail then swings west... Read More
Coney Mountain Coney is home to a new trail; while the old one once followed a property line the new one has a... Read More
Lows Overlook This hike starts along a forest road which often gets DEC use to access Lows Upper Dam. The road is... Read More
Middle Saranac Lake Sand Beach From the parking area drop over the embankment to a well-developed trail to start you hike. The... Read More
Sardine Pond This destination lies off any developed and mapped trail system; the use and understanding of GPS... Read More
BIg Trout Lake From Lows Lower Dam the views out over the Bog River are very nice. To get to Big Trout Lake you... Read More
Bog River Falls   Overview: From the trailhead there are herd path located all around the falls that can access... Read More
St. Regis Mountain Saint Regis is a rightfully popular mountain, with a gradually increasing difficulty that puts its... Read More

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