Please note: as of July 13, 2023, registration for the winter category of the triad is currently under maintenance, but will return as soon as possible.
A year-round Adirondack hiking challenge
The Adirondacks is the home of hiking challenges, and the most family-friendly of those is conveniently located in Tupper Lake. The Tupper Lake Triad consists of three family-friendly mountains, boasting outstanding views of the surrounding mountains and lakes from their summits, which are reached via well-maintained and well-marked trails.
With just three mountains needed to complete the Tupper Lake Triad, you can work on this one over a weekend or wrap it up in the morning and have lunch in town in the afternoon. The Triad is the perfect starter challenge for those just getting into hiking or for hikers looking to expand their patch and sticker collection.
Meet the Peaks
Eternal fame and glory are just three mountains away! But before you hit the trail, be sure you have all the hiking essentials first to ensure your trip is safe and enjoyable. Okay, now that you all have the gear, it's time to introduce the Tupper Lake Triad peaks.
Try the Triad in summer and winter
There are two different patches, summer, and winter, that you can receive for completing the Tupper Lake Triad.
- Summer Triad: hike all three peaks between March 21 and Dec. 19 to receive the summer hiking patch.
- Winter Triad: hike all three peaks between Dec. 20 and March 20 to receive the winter hiking patch.
What to do after you finish the Tupper Lake Triad?
After successfully hiking all three peaks, register on the official Triad roster and receive a patch -- and bragging rights, of course. Registration can even be done online, leaving you more time to get out and discover more trails.
For more cool fun, check out the Tupper Lake Paddling Triad, too!