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:

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
Mount Arab Mount Arab is a fire tower peak that's a short drive to Piercefield from Tupper Lake. This... 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
Owls Head Mountain Owls Head Mountain is part of the Sargent Ponds Wild Forest which covers an impressive approximate... 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
Deer Pond and Lead Pond from Route 30 Once through the DEC gate start your hike along an old woods road through an attractive Adirondack... Read More
Moore Trail From the trailhead you will drop steeply to the Oswegatchie riverside over an embankment. Once on... Read More
Cathedral Rock From the parking area, locate the gated road and hike down this. Continue for a couple hundred feet... Read More
Hedgehog Pond Trail From the trailhead you will be on a very flat trail and a major part of the Cranberry 50 Trail.... 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
Fernow Plantation Loop Fernow Trail was named after Bernhard Fernow one of the fathers of modern forestry and the first... 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
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
Floodwood Mountain Floodwood Mountain is an excellent hike for the entire family. The terrain is moderate with only a... Read More
Stoney Creek Pond Trail From the parking are cross Route 3, carefully. Once on the trail, start a mellow ski through the... Read More
Lampsons Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour and Lampsons Falls is the final waterfall along... 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
Goodman Mountain Goodman Mountain is located behind what locals call Lumberjack Spring and was once referred to as... 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

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