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!

Castle Rock Hiking This is one of the most popular destinations in the Blue Mountain Lake Region, and... Read More
Janacks Landing The trail starts out to be rather mellow following an old railroad grade (no ties) for quite some... Read More
Floodwood Mountain Hiking Floodwood Mountain is an excellent hike for the entire family. The terrain is moderate with... 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
Catamount Mountain Hiking Also known as Cat Mountain, since "catamount" is old slang for any medium-sized or large... Read More
Sinclair Falls Hiking This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour. None of the trails on the tour are... 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
Panther Mountain The trail starts climbing right away with tall pines towering over you. The trail then swings west... Read More
Owl's Head Mountain Owl's Head Mountain stats Distance: 3.1 miles to the summit Elevation gain: 1,114 feet... Read More
Gilbert Tract Loop Following a clockwise direction around the loop you will be hiking on a forest trail. At first you... Read More
Mount Arab Mount Arab is a fire tower peak that's a short drive to Piercefield from Tupper Lake. This... 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
Cathedral Rock Hiking This fire tower used to be on Tooley Pond Mountain but was moved here by Ranger School... Read More
Bear Mountain from Route 3 This is a very long alternate route to one of the larger mountains in the region. It will bring you... 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
Massawepie Mire Hiking Scenic and remote, Massawepie Mire contains the largest bog in New York State. The trail... 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
Axton Landing to Raquette Falls Paddling This trip will take about 6 hours round trip. Starting out you will paddle upstream... Read More
Streeter Lake and Crystal Lake This first 3.5 miles of this trail will lead you back to Streeter Lake on a very gentle and lightly... Read More
Black and Bridge Brook Ponds Hiking From the trailhead you will have a flat hike through an open forest, which is very quiet... Read More
Fernow Trail Hiking Fernow Trail, also known as the Fernow Plantation Loop, was named after Bernhard Fernow. He... Read More
Tooley Pond Mountain Tooley Pond Mountain used to be a fire tower peak; the tower now resides on Cathedral Rock on the... Read More
John Dillon Park Camping A fully accessible wilderness area located near Tupper Lake, it has picnic areas for day... Read More

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