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!

Raquette Falls The Raquette Falls Trail is one of the most popular Adirondack backcountry ski routes in winter,... Read More
  
Clear Pond Loop Trail Hiking Clear Pond is good-sized at 35 acres. The trail covers 1.4 miles, from the trailhead,... 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
  
Blueberry Trail Located in between Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake off of the Coreys Road, the Blueberry Trail is a... Read More
  
Deer Pond Loop Deer Pond a fine destination point and you may find that to be enough; don’t feel that the entire... 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
  
Jenkins Mountain Hiking From the VIC parking area, cross the paved road and locate the gated woods road which will... 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
  
Castle Rock Hiking This is one of the most popular destinations in the Blue Mountain Lake Region, and... Read More
  
Panther Mountain Perhaps no better "bang for your buck" mountain in the Tupper Lake area! Panther Mountain is a... Read More
  
Massawepie Mire Hiking Scenic and remote, Massawepie Mire contains the largest bog in New York State. The trail... Read More
  
Lampsons Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour and Lampsons Falls is the final waterfall along... Read More
  
Deer Pond and Lead Pond from Route 30 The trail to Deer Pond from Route 3 gets a lot of attention, but this route is just as fine, as a... Read More
  
High Rock High Rock is part of the High Falls Loop, but makes for a nice destination or overnight for the... 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
  
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
  
Floodwood Mountain Floodwood Mountain is an excellent hike for the entire family. The terrain is moderate with only a... Read More
  
Fernow Trail Fernow Trail, also known as the Fernow Plantation Loop, was named after Bernhard Fernow. He was one... Read More
  
Big Pine Trail The Big Pine that is the name of the trail will be at the base of a very short spur trail on your... 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
  
William C. Whitney Area Trail System The William C. Whitney Wilderness Area is a paddlers paradise. But that said, there are hiking... Read More
  
Pine Pond This loop is entirely along old woods roads. Starting off on a gated dirt road you will hike... Read More
  
Goodman Mountain This old road used to be Highway 10 between Long Lake and Tupper Lake; it has now been turned into... 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
  

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