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
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
The Wild Center Looking for a place to view wildlife, walk through a forest, and canoe, all in one stunning spot?... Read More
Sardine Pond This destination lies off any developed and mapped trail system; the use and understanding of GPS... Read More
Floodwood Mountain Hiking Floodwood Mountain is an excellent hike for the entire family. The terrain is moderate with... Read More
Jamestown Falls Hiking This trail is easy access to the ten-foot falls, a nice short stroll to add onto your... Read More
Brasford Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour which is one of the finest Adirondack Experiences... 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
Lows Overlook Hiking This hike starts along a forest road which often gets DEC use to access Lows Upper Dam. 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
Pine Pond This loop is entirely along old woods roads. Starting off on a gated dirt road you will hike... Read More
Deer Pond and Lead Pond from Route 30 Once through the DEC gate start your hike along an old woods road through an attractive Adirondack... Read More
Moore Trail From the trailhead you will drop steeply to the Oswegatchie riverside over an embankment. Once on... Read More
Moody Falls Hiking Moody Falls is a small waterfall with a short trail leading up to it. You could easily add... 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
Cat Mountain The trail starts out rather easily as it follows an old railroad grade for quite some distance;... 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
Sinclair Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour. None of the trails on the tour are marked, other... 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
Long Pond Trail Cycling Enjoy backcountry mountain biking with Long Pond Trail in the Whitehill Wild Forest. This... Read More
Mount Arab Mount Arab is a fire tower peak that's a short drive to Piercefield from Tupper Lake. This... 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
Jenkins Mountain Hiking From the VIC parking area, cross the paved road and locate the gated woods road which will... Read More
Hitchins Pond and Upper Dam The road is very flat and used as a snowmobile trail so it will be hard packed and easy to kick and... Read More

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