Tupper Lake Hiking Triad

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. In 2015, a new hiking challenge called the Tupper Lake Triad was launched in the Tupper Lake region of the Adirondacks. The three family-friendly mountains, each of which is within a few minutes of the village, boast outstanding views of the surrounding mountains and lakes from their summits, which are reached via well-maintained and well-marked state Department of Environmental Conservation trails.

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 Tupper Lake.

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 in to hiking or for hikers looking to expand their patch and sticker collection. Eternal fame and glory is just three mountains away!

The two TL3 patches for summer and winter.

Meet the peaks

Ready to hit the trails? Already on your way to the trailhead? Slow down! Make 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 peaks.

Mount Arab
A fire tower awaits those who make the moderately steep climb up this mountain. Mount Arab also counts as one of the Adirondack fire tower hiking challenge peaks.
Distance, one way: 1 mile | Elevation: 2545 feet | Ascent: 764 feet
 
Coney Mountain 
Enjoy superior views with little effort from Coney's rocky summit. Not only is this a great hike, the summit is also a great place to go stargazing.
Distance, one way: 1.1 miles | Elevation: 2280 feet | Ascent: 548 feet
 
Goodman Mountain 
Goodman Mountain, named after civil rights activist Andrew Goodman, has it all: history, a superb trail, and great views from the summit.
Distance, one way: 1.7 miles | Elevation: 2178 feet | Ascent: 581 feet

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.

Register for the Tupper Lake Triad online today!

Once completed, fill out the online Tupper Lake Triad registration form

If you prefer to send in your registration by mail, download and print out the Tupper Lake Triad registration form and mail it with your $5 registration fee (please make checks payable to ROOST). Registration can be sent to: Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism attn: TL Triad, 121 Park Street, Tupper Lake, NY 12986.

Disclaimer: Patches could take up to 3 weeks to be received. 

Ready for more?

The Tupper Lake Triad is a great way to get warmed up for some of the other hiking challenges in the Adirondacks. Check out the Saranac Lake 6er, the Lake Placid 9'er, or the Wonders of Wilmington challenges! Or, if you want to explore trails that aren't in the spotlight, there are plenty of options around the area. All you need is a map and a sense of adventure.

For more cool fun, check out the Paddling Triad, too!

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.

Tupper Lake Triad

# Name Town/City Group Start End Ultra
8937 Lisa Smith Holland Patent, NY - 2021-10-11 2021-08-04
8936 Rachel Smith Holland Patent, NY - 2021-10-11 2021-08-04
8935 George Smith Holland Patent, NY - 2021-10-11 2021-08-04
8934 Jordan L Guiles Star Lake New York - 2022-01-04 2022-01-04 U
8933 Addison Monk EAST GREENBUSH NY, - 2021-10-10 2021-10-10 U
8932 Ethan Monk EAST GREENBUSH, NY - 2021-10-10 2021-10-10 U
8931 Ashley Monk EAST GREENBUSH, NY - 2021-10-10 2021-10-10 U
8930 Nicholas Monk EAST GREENBUSH, NY - 2021-10-10 2021-10-10 U
8929 Nicholas Monk EAST GREENBUSH, NY - 2021-10-10 2021-10-10 U
8928 Sabrianna Cruz United States - 2021-08-08 2021-07-15
8927 Jordan Kanaly United States - 2021-08-08 2021-07-15
8926 Larry Kanaly United States - 2021-08-08 2021-07-15
8925 Tammy Kanaly United States - 2021-08-08 2021-07-15
8924 Erica Saber United States - 2021-08-08 2021-07-15
8923 Mark Harrienger Watertown, NY - 2021-10-06 2020-07-07
8922 Emily Stoddard Middle Grove, NY - 2021-12-19 2021-08-29
8921 Douglas Stoddard Middle Grove, NY - 2021-12-19 2021-08-29
8920 Diane Maudsley CT - 2020-08-26 2020-08-26 U
8919 Alyssa Palmieri East Amherst, NY - 2021-12-28 2021-12-28 U
8918 Ian Trudell East Amherst, New York/ United States - 2021-12-28 2021-12-28 U
8917 Amy Scata Victor, NY, USA - 2021-08-27 2020-08-23
8916 Amy Scata Victor, NY, USA - 2021-08-27 2020-08-23
8915 Caysey Herschaft Kingston, NY - 2021-12-23 2021-12-23 U
8914 Catherine McMaster Rochester, NY - 2021-10-10 2021-10-09
8913 Emily Rando Mechanicville, NY/US - 2021-09-11 2021-09-11 U

Tupper Lake Winter Triad

# Name City, State Date Started Date Completed
698. Sonja C. Rossi Saratoga Springs, New York 01/09/2022 01/09/2022
697. Leandro Zucchi Chatham, New Jersey 12/27/2021 12/30/2021
696. Paige Zucchi Chatham, New Jersey 12/27/2021 12/30/2021
695. Aerin Zucchi Chatham, New Jersey 12/27/2021 12/30/2021
694. Anne Zucchi Chatham, New Jersey 12/27/2021 12/30/2021
693. Christopher Smith Palatine Bridge, New York 12/28/2021 12/28/2021
692. David Seymour Plattsburgh, New York 03/08/2021 03/08/2021
691. Justin Liechty Morrisonville, New York 03/13/2019 03/31/2019
690. Sandra Uechi Colton, New York 01/03/2019 01/05/2019
689. David Cotrana Jay, New York 02/11/2019 02/11/2019

Tupper Lake Canine Triad

# Name Dog Name City, State Date Started Date Completed
474. Anne Zucchi Callahan Chatham, New Jersey 12/27/2021 12/30/2021
473. Kristin A Fitzgerald Duck Albany, New York 12/30/2021 12/30/2021
472. Nicholas Monk Harper EAST GREENBUSH, New York 10/10/2021 10/10/2021
471. Lauren Case Ozzy Buffalo, New York 11/08/2020 09/18/2021
470. Kati Haynes Winston Kingston, New York 12/11/2020 12/10/2021
469. Kati Haynes LaKota Kingston, New York 12/11/2020 12/11/2021
468. Nicole Albanese Sadie Wolfeld Oceanside, New York 08/08/2021 08/10/2021
467. Jonathan S Crossley Sammie MARCY, New York 10/01/2021 10/02/2021
466. Britni Testa Happy North Attleboro, Massachusetts 11/08/2021 11/11/2021
465. Brendan M Hofler Maple Potsdam, New York 11/14/2021 11/14/2021