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.

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

Jenkins Mountain Hiking From the VIC parking area, cross the paved road and locate the gated woods road which will... 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
  
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
  
Clear Pond Loop Trail Hiking Clear Pond is good-sized at 35 acres. The trail covers 1.4 miles, from the trailhead,... 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
  
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
  
Jamestown Falls Hiking This trail is easy access to the ten-foot falls, a nice short stroll to add onto your... 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
  
Winding Falls This is a little-known route to a dramatic waterfall known locally as Pa’s Falls, after the... 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
  
Sardine Pond This destination lies off any developed and mapped trail system; the use and understanding of GPS... 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
  
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
  
Twin Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour and a great Adirondack Experience. None of the... 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
  
Hitchins Pond and Upper Dam The road has gentle hills and quickly delivers you to Lows Upper Dam at Hitchins Pond, which is a... Read More
  
Floodwood Mountain Floodwood Mountain is an excellent hike for the entire family. The terrain is moderate with only a... 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
  
Basford Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour which is just as impressive in winter as in... Read More
  
Massawepie Mire Hiking Scenic and remote, Massawepie Mire contains the largest bog in New York State. The trail... Read More
  
Cathedral Rock *Please note: this fire tower is on private property (SUNY ESF Ranger School) and is currently... Read More
  
Fish Pond Truck Trail This hike can be extended with spur trails for more pond exploration. Despite the name, motor... Read More
  
Coney Mountain As far as views go, this is one of the best in the area and should not be missed. The waters of... Read More
  
St. Regis Mountain A climb to the summit yields magnificentviews in nearly all directions. McKenzie and the High Peaks... Read More
  

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