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. 

Leave No Trace

The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.

Leave No Trace Seven Principles

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

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
John Dillon Park Camping A fully accessible wilderness area located near Tupper Lake, it has picnic areas for day... Read More
Goodnow Mountain Goodnow Mountain is one not to be missed by anyone who is in the area. Reached in just under two... 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
Clear Pond Loop Trail Hiking Clear Pond is good-sized at 35 acres. The trail covers 1.4 miles, from the trailhead,... Read More
Lows Overlook Hiking This hike starts along a forest road which often gets DEC use to access Lows Upper Dam. The... Read More
Fernow Trail Fernow Trail, also known as the Fernow Plantation Loop, was named after Bernhard Fernow. He was one... Read More
Deer Pond Loop Deer Pond is the finest destination point and you may find that to be enough, don’t feel that the... Read More
Fish Pond Truck Trail This ski can be extended with spur trails for more pond exploration. Cross-Country Skiing and... 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
Stoney Creek Pond Trail From the parking are cross Route 3, carefully. Once on the trail, start a mellow ski through 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
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
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
Castle Rock Hiking This is one of the most popular destinations in the Blue Mountain Lake Region, and... Read More
Mount Arab Mount Arab is a fire tower peak that's a short drive to Piercefield from Tupper Lake. This... Read More
Cat Mountain The trail starts out rather easily as it follows an old railroad grade for quite some distance;... 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
Brasford Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour which is one of the finest Adirondack Experiences... Read More
Catamount Mountain Hiking Also known as Cat Mountain, since "catamount" is old slang for any medium-sized or large... Read More
Jenkins Mountain Hiking From the VIC parking area, cross the paved road and locate the gated woods road which will... 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
Pine Pond This loop is entirely along old woods roads. Starting off on a gated dirt road you will hike... Read More
Bear Mountain Bear Mountain is located in the Cranberry Lake State Campground. From the gate follow though the... Read More

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