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 Winter at the VIC All VIC trails are free to use in the summer, but in winter the property becomes... Read More
Sucker Brook Road This trail is an old road, which to some has also been referred to as Otter Brook Road. This... Read More
Bog River Falls   Overview: From the trailhead there are herd path located all around the falls that can access... Read More
Brasford Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour which is one of the finest Adirondack Experiences... Read More
Mount Arab Mount Arab is a fire tower peak that's a short drive to Piercefield from Tupper Lake. This... Read More
Bog River Trail From the gate, pass through and hike along an old road to an old bridge over the Bog River. Cross... Read More
Panther Mountain The trail starts climbing right away with tall pines towering over you. The trail then swings west... Read More
Cathedral Rock From the parking area, locate the gated road and hike down this. Continue for a couple hundred feet... Read More
Raquette Falls Raquette Falls is much more popular as a ski trail, but it does get a bit of use during non-snow... 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
Burntbridge Pond from Massawepie This can only be accessed from September 1st to June 14th when the Boy Scout camp is not in session... Read More
Sheep Meadow This relatively easy trail will bring you back to a very attractive back-country lean-to’s... Read More
Floodwood Mountain Floodwood Mountain is an excellent hike for the entire family. The terrain is moderate with only a... Read More
Round Pond Round Pond is not the official name for this pond; in fact it is not labeled with a name at all.... Read More
Mount Emmons Mount Emmons is the peak located at the far end of the Seward Range and the only way to approach is... Read More
Bear Mountain from Route 3 This is a very long alternate route to one of the larger mountains in the region. It will bring you... 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
Streeter Lake and Crystal Lake This first 3.5 miles of this trail will lead you back to Streeter Lake on a very gentle and lightly... Read More
Sucker Brook Road to Curtis Pond The Sucker Brook Road at the Grass River has been turned into a foot trail only and is often... Read More
Sardine Pond This destination lies off any developed and mapped trail system; the use and understanding of GPS... 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
Lampsons Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour and Lampsons Falls is the final waterfall along... 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
Goodnow Mountain Goodnow Mountain is one not to be missed by anyone who is in the area. Reached in just under two... Read More

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