Hiking

Explore our trails

Trails, trails, trails. The trails in the Tupper Lake region lead to picturesque waterfalls and mountaintops. An authentic Adirondack vacation 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. 

Win a Stay 

From summits to waterways

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 the Leave No Trace Principles to ensure you're protecting the Adirondacks for future generations! 

  • 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. 

Leave No Trace

The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.

Leave No Trace Seven Principles

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

Adirondack 'By Owner' Visit our website to see +1,000 photo listings of vacation rentals, real estate for sale and... Read More
The Wild Center Looking for a place to view wildlife, walk through a forest, and canoe, all in one stunning spot?... Read More
Basford Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour which is just as impressive in winter as in... Read More
Cat Mountain The trail starts out rather easily as it follows an old railroad grade for quite some distance;... Read More
Raquette Falls The Raquette Falls Trail is one of the most popular Adirondack backcountry ski routes in winter,... Read More
Lows Overlook Hiking This hike starts along a forest road which often gets DEC use to access Lows Upper Dam. The... 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
Jenkins Mountain Hiking From the VIC parking area, cross the paved road and locate the gated woods road which will... Read More
John Dillon Park Camping A fully accessible wilderness area located near Tupper Lake, it has picnic areas for day... 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
Stoney Creek Pond Trail From the parking are cross Route 3, carefully. Once on the trail, start a mellow ski through the... Read More
Mount Arab Mount Arab is a fire tower peak that's a short drive to Piercefield from Tupper Lake. This... 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
Round Pond Hiking Round Pond is not the official name for this pond; in fact it is not labeled with a name at... 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
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
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
Massawepie Mire Hiking Scenic and remote, Massawepie Mire contains the largest bog in New York State. The trail... Read More
Goodman Mountain Hiking Goodman Mountain is located behind what locals call Lumberjack Spring and was once referred... 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
Blue Mountain Hiking Blue Mountain is one of the taller mountains in the Adirondack Park and one of the most... Read More
Panther Mountain The trail starts climbing right away with tall pines towering over you. The trail then swings west... Read More
Moore Trail From the trailhead you will drop steeply to the Oswegatchie riverside over an embankment. Once on... Read More
Fernow Trail Fernow Trail, also known as the Fernow Plantation Loop, was named after Bernhard Fernow. He was one... Read More

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