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 Nature up close: Welcome to the VIC! When you visit the Paul Smith's College VIC, a world of... Read More
The Wild Center Three years running, The Wild Center was named the People's Choice top attraction in the... Read More
Fernow Plantation Loop Fernow Trail was named after Bernhard Fernow one of the fathers of modern forestry and the first... Read More
Lampsons Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour and Lampsons Falls is the final waterfall along... Read More
Pine Pond This loop is entirely along old woods roads. Starting off on a gated dirt road you will hike... Read More
Owls Head Mountain Owls Head Mountain is part of the Sargent Ponds Wild Forest which covers an impressive approximate... 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
Moore Trail From the trailhead you will drop steeply to the Oswegatchie riverside over an embankment. Once on... Read More
Goodman Mountain Goodman Mountain is located behind what locals call Lumberjack Spring and was once referred to as... 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
Sardine Pond This destination lies off any developed and mapped trail system; the use and understanding of GPS... Read More
Brasford Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour which is one of the finest Adirondack Experiences... Read More
Bear Mountain Bear Mountain is located in the Cranberry Lake State Campground. From the gate follow though the... Read More
Floodwood Mountain Floodwood Mountain is an excellent hike for the entire family. The terrain is moderate with only a... Read More
Winding Falls This is a little-known route to a dramatic waterfall known locally as Pa’s Falls, after the... 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
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
Mount Arab Mount Arab is a fire tower peak that's a short drive to Piercefield from Tupper Lake. This... Read More
Cat Mountain The trail starts out rather easily as it follows an old railroad grade for quite some distance;... 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
Douglas Rock This small peak is obscure with no real trail to the summit; but does have a series of logging... 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

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