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
  
Sardine Pond This destination lies off any developed and mapped trail system; the use and understanding of GPS... Read More
  
Otter Hollow Trail Loop This trail between the Fish Creek and Rollins Pond campgrounds is a lovely way to explore both... Read More
  
John Dillon Park Camping A fully accessible wilderness area located near Tupper Lake, it has picnic areas for day... Read More
  
Cat Mountain The trail starts out rather easily as it follows an old railroad grade for quite some distance;... 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
  
Moody Falls These falls are unique and not often visited. Here, you’ll only find the peaceful sound of water... Read More
  
Bear Mountain Bear Mountain is located in the Cranberry Lake State Campground. From the gate follow though the... Read More
  
Long Pond Trail Cycling Enjoy backcountry mountain biking with Long Pond Trail in the Whitehill Wild Forest. This... 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
  
Fish Pond Truck Trail This hike can be extended with spur trails for more pond exploration. Despite the name, motor... Read More
  
Winding Falls This is a little-known route to a dramatic waterfall known locally as Pa’s Falls, after the... Read More
  
Black and Bridge Brook Ponds This is a relatively new trail and not on most people’s radar so it gets much less use that other... Read More
  
Goodnow Mountain Goodnow is a very prominent peak when seen from Route 28N. This ragged-looking mountain is home to... Read More
  
Lows Overlook Lows Overlook is such a beautiful destination; it's hard to put a description into words!... Read More
  
Blue Mountain For the better part of the last century, Blue Mountain has been one of the most frequently climbed... Read More
  
Brasford Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour which is one of the finest Adirondack Experiences... 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
  
Owls Head Mountain Owls Head Mountain is part of the Sargent Ponds Wild Forest, which covers an impressive approximate... Read More
  
Mount Arab Mount Arab has so much to offer that you’ll find yourself returning to this mountain again and... Read More
  
Basford Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour which is just as impressive in winter as in... Read More
  
St. Regis Mountain A climb to the summit yields magnificentviews in nearly all directions. McKenzie and the High Peaks... Read More
  
Twin Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour and a great Adirondack Experience. None of the... Read More
  

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