Hiking

Explore our trails

Trails, trails, trails. The trails in the Tupper Lake region lead to picturesque waterfalls and mountaintops. An authentic Adirondack experience is not complete without getting in a good hike, and Tupper Lake has a range of options to choose from. Follow a gently rolling multi-use trail along a river or embark on a mountain hike to a fabulous 360-degree view.  

From summits to waterways

Whether it is for an hour or for a week, we recommend you spend some time on the trails.

  • Take an easy walk along the nature trails at The Wild Center, located right in Tupper Lake.
  • Grab a delicious picnic to-go and head to an Adirondack lean-to on the wheelchair accessible John Dillon Park trails.
  • Challenge yourself to the Tupper Lake Triad hiking challenge -- three family-friendly peaks that boast stellar panoramic views of the Adirondacks. 

Love Your ADK

By taking the Love Your Adirondacks Pledge and practicing Leave No Trace ethics you can help ensure that the forests, waterways, and communities of the Adirondacks remain beautiful and unique for generations to come. To be best prepared, be sure to pack hiking essentials!

Check out our listings highlighting some of the excellent hiking we have here in the Adirondacks!

The Wild Center Looking for a place to view wildlife, walk through a forest, and canoe, all in one stunning spot?... Read More
  
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
  
Axton Landing to Raquette Falls Paddling This trip will take about 6 hours round trip. Starting out you will paddle upstream... 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
  
Sheep Meadow Trail Hiking The Sheep Meadow Trail is used more often as a cross-country ski trail, but it is a very... Read More
  
Clear Pond Loop Trail Hiking Clear Pond is good-sized at 35 acres. The trail covers 1.4 miles, from the trailhead,... Read More
  
Goodman Mountain This old road used to be Highway 10 between Long Lake and Tupper Lake; it has now been turned into... Read More
  
Rock Pond At less than a mile long, this pond is a perfect for families and for anyone who wants to stretch... Read More
  
Long Pond Trail Cycling Enjoy backcountry mountain biking with Long Pond Trail in the Whitehill Wild Forest. This... Read More
  
Hays Brook Trail to Sheep Meadow The Sheep Meadow Trail leads to a former sheep meadow. These days, the sheep are on farms closer to... Read More
  
William C. Whitney Area Trail System The William C. Whitney Wilderness Area is a paddlers paradise. But that said, there are hiking... 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
  
Moody Falls These falls are unique and not often visited. Here, you’ll only find the peaceful sound of water... Read More
  
Stoney Creek Pond Trail Enjoy this gentle hike as a family trip or even before work! Hiking From the parking are cross... Read More
  
Cathedral Rock This fire tower used to be on Tooley Pond Mountain but was moved here by Ranger School Students in... Read More
  
Sinclair Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour. None of the trails on the tour are marked, other... Read More
  
Raquette Falls The Raquette Falls Trail is one of the most popular Adirondack backcountry ski routes in winter,... Read More
  
Mount Arab Mount Arab has so much to offer that you’ll find yourself returning to this mountain again and... Read More
  
Bear Mountain Bear Mountain is located in the Cranberry Lake State Campground, but can be accessed via Route 3 as... 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
  
Twin Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour and a great Adirondack experience. None of the... Read More
  
Fernow Trail Fernow Trail, also known as the Fernow Plantation Loop, was named after Bernhard Fernow. He was one... Read More
  
Deer Pond Loop Deer Pond a fine destination point and you may find that to be enough; don’t feel that the entire... Read More
  
Copper Rock Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour, which is just as impressive in winter as in... Read More
  

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