Hiking

ATTENTION: NYSDEC-controlled fire towers are open to visitors. Only one household group should be in the fire tower cab, groups should social distance on the summit while waiting to climb to the cab, sanitize hands before and after being on the fire tower, and wear masks.

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!

Middle Saranac Lake Sand Beach From the parking area drop over the embankment to a well-developed trail to start you hike. The... 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
  
Mount Arab Mount Arab has so much to offer that you’ll find yourself returning to this mountain again and... 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
  
William C. Whitney Area Trail System This wilderness area is flatter than much of the Adirondacks, with low rolling hills and abundant... Read More
  
John Dillon Park Camping A fully accessible wilderness area located near Tupper Lake, it has picnic areas for day... 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
  
Raquette Falls The Raquette Falls Trail is one of the most popular Adirondack backcountry ski routes in winter,... 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
  
Castle Rock Hiking This is one of the most popular destinations in the Blue Mountain Lake Region, and... Read More
  
Winding Falls This is a little-known route to a dramatic waterfall known locally as Pa’s Falls, after the... 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
  
Fish Pond Truck Trail This hike can be extended with spur trails for more pond exploration. Despite the name, motor... Read More
  
Lows Overlook Lows Overlook is such a beautiful destination; it's hard to put a description into words!... 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
  
Blue Mountain For the better part of the last century, Blue Mountain has been one of the most frequently climbed... Read More
  
Fernow Trail Fernow Trail, also known as the Fernow Plantation Loop, was named after Bernhard Fernow. He was one... 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
  
Catamount Mountain Hiking Also known as Cat Mountain, since "catamount" is old slang for any medium-sized or large... Read More
  
Moody Falls These falls are unique and not often visited. Here, you’ll only find the peaceful sound of water... 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
  
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
  
Brasford Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour which is one of the finest Adirondack Experiences... Read More
  
Panther Mountain Perhaps no better "bang for your buck" mountain in the Tupper Lake area! Panther Mountain is a... Read More
  

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