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
  
Adirondack "By Owner" Real Estate and Vacation Rentals Visit our website to see +1,000 photo listings of vacation rentals, real estate for sale and... Read More
  
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
  
Twin Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour and a great Adirondack experience. None of the... 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
  
High Rock High Rock is part of the High Falls Loop, but makes for a nice destination or overnight for the... Read More
  
John Dillon Park A fully accessible wilderness area located near Tupper Lake, it has picnic areas for day trips.... Read More
  
Otter Hollow Trail Loop This trail between the Fish Creek and Rollins Pond campgrounds is a lovely way to explore these... 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
  
Clear Pond Loop Trail Hiking Clear Pond is good-sized at 35 acres. The trail covers 1.4 miles, from the trailhead,... Read More
  
Long Pond Trail Cycling Enjoy backcountry mountain biking with Long Pond Trail in the Whitehill Wild Forest. This... 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
  
Fish Pond Truck Trail This hike can be extended with spur trails for more pond exploration. Despite the name, motor... 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
  
Blue Mountain For the better part of the last century, Blue Mountain has been one of the most frequently climbed... Read More
  
Cat Mountain The mostly flat trail here is superb for those looking for a long walk in the woods. Hiking The... Read More
  
Basford Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour which is just as impressive in winter as in... Read More
  
Catamount Mountain Hiking Also known as Cat Mountain, since "catamount" is old slang for any medium-sized or large... Read More
  
Castle Rock Hiking This is one of the most popular destinations in the Blue Mountain Lake Region, and... Read More
  
Moody Falls These falls are unique and not often visited. Here, you’ll only find the peaceful sound of water... 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
  
Massawepie Mire The Massawepie Easement includes Massawepie Lake and the Massawepie Scout Reservation. There is no... Read More
  
Goodnow Mountain Goodnow is a very prominent peak when seen from Route 28N. This ragged-looking mountain is home to... Read More
  
Panther Mountain Perhaps no better "bang for your buck" mountain in the Tupper Lake area! Panther Mountain is a... Read More
  

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