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!

Bear Mountain Bear Mountain is located in the Cranberry Lake State Campground. From the gate follow though the... 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
Cat Mountain The trail starts out rather easily as it follows an old railroad grade for quite some distance;... Read More
Blue Mountain Hiking Blue Mountain is one of the taller mountains in the Adirondack Park and one of the most... Read More
St. Regis Mountain Hiking From the parking lot, you will have to walk up the dirt road for a short distance to the... Read More
Massawepie Mire Hiking Scenic and remote, Massawepie Mire contains the largest bog in New York State. The trail... 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
Hays Brook Trail to Sheep Meadow The Sheep Meadow Trail leads to an former sheep meadow. These days, the sheep are on farms closer... Read More
Blueberry Trail Located in between Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake off of the Coreys Road, the Blueberry Trail is a... Read More
Lampsons Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour and Lampsons Falls is the final waterfall along... Read More
Sardine Pond This destination lies off any developed and mapped trail system; the use and understanding of GPS... Read More
Fish Pond Truck Trail This hike can be extended with spur trails for more pond exploration. Despite the name, motor... Read More
Otter Hollow Trail Loop This trail between the Fish Creek and Rollins Pond campgrounds is a lovely way to explore both... Read More
Catamount Mountain Hiking Also known as Cat Mountain, since "catamount" is old slang for any medium-sized or large... 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
Axton Landing to Raquette Falls Paddling This trip will take about 6 hours round trip. Starting out you will paddle upstream... 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
Sinclair Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour. None of the trails on the tour are marked, other... Read More
Mount Arab Mount Arab is a fire tower peak that's a short drive to Piercefield from Tupper Lake. This... Read More
Brasford Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour which is one of the finest Adirondack Experiences... 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
Raquette Falls The Raquette Falls Trail is one of the most popular Adirondack backcountry ski routes in winter,... Read More
Floodwood Mountain Floodwood Mountain is an excellent hike for the entire family. The terrain is moderate with only a... 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

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