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. 

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

The Wild Center Three years running, The Wild Center was named the People’s Choice top attraction in the... 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
Goodman Mountain Hiking Goodman Mountain is located behind what locals call Lumberjack Spring and was once referred... Read More
Hays Brook Trail to Sheep Meadow Hiking The Sheep Meadow Trail leads to an former sheep meadow. These days, the sheep are on farms... Read More
Fernow Trail Hiking Fernow Trail, also known as the Fernow Plantation Loop, was named after Bernhard Fernow. He... 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
Burntbridge Pond from Massawepie This can only be accessed from September 1st to June 14th when the Boy Scout camp is not in session... Read More
Moore Trail From the trailhead you will drop steeply to the Oswegatchie riverside over an embankment. Once on... Read More
Bear Mountain Bear Mountain is located in the Cranberry Lake State Campground. From the gate follow though the... Read More
Owl's Head Mountain Owl's Head Mountain stats Distance: 3.1 miles to the summit Elevation gain: 1,114 feet Elevation... Read More
Raquette Falls Hiking Raquette Falls is much more popular as a ski trail, but it does get a bit of use during non... Read More
Jenkins Mountain Hiking From the VIC parking area, cross the paved road and locate the gated woods road which will... Read More
Hedgehog Pond Trail From the trailhead you will be on a very flat trail and a major part of the Cranberry 50 Trail.... Read More
Sinclair Falls Hiking This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour. None of the trails on the tour are... 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
Stoney Creek Pond Trail From the parking are cross Route 3, carefully. Once on the trail, start a mellow ski through the... Read More
Big Pine Trail Hiking From the trailhead you will be on a very flat trail which is perfect for the entire family... Read More
John Dillon Park Camping A fully accessible wilderness area located near Tupper Lake, it has picnic areas for day... Read More
Cathedral Rock Hiking This fire tower used to be on Tooley Pond Mountain but was moved here by Ranger School... Read More
St. Regis Mountain Hiking From the trailhead you will have to walk up the dirt road for a short distance to the foot... Read More
Floodwood Mountain Floodwood Mountain is an excellent hike for the entire family. The terrain is moderate with only a... 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
Janacks Landing The trail starts out to be rather mellow following an old railroad grade (no ties) for quite some... 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

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