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!

Moody Falls These falls are unique and not often visited. Here, you’ll only find the peaceful sound of water... 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
  
Jenkins Mountain The hike up Jenkins is long but it isn't terribly difficult, making it perfect for anyone seeking a... Read More
  
Owls Head Mountain Owls Head Mountain is part of the Sargent Ponds Wild Forest, which covers an impressive approximate... Read More
  
Stoney Creek Pond Trail Enjoy this gentle hike as a family trip or even before work! Hiking From the parking are cross... 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
  
Lows Overlook Lows Overlook is such a beautiful destination; it's hard to put a description into words!... 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
  
Bog River Falls Just a few miles south of Tupper Lake, you will find a “must visit” location during your Adirondack... 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
  
Hays Brook Trail to Sheep Meadow The Sheep Meadow Trail leads to a former sheep meadow. These days, the sheep are on farms closer to... Read More
  
Black and Bridge Brook Ponds This is a relatively new trail and not on most people’s radar so it gets much less use that other... Read More
  
Fernow Trail Fernow Trail, also known as the Fernow Plantation Loop, was named after Bernhard Fernow. He was one... Read More
  
Brasford Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour which is one of the finest Adirondack experiences... Read More
  
Bear Mountain Bear Mountain is located in the Cranberry Lake State Campground, but can be accessed via Route 3 as... 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
  
Blue Mountain For the better part of the last century, Blue Mountain has been one of the most frequently climbed... 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
  
Pine Pond Explore the old woods roads at Massawepie! Getting there From the intersection of Route 30 and... 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
  
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
  
Basford Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour which is just as impressive in winter as in... 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
  

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