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
10324 Margaret Krick Fredericksburg, VA/USA - 2022-11-26 2022-11-26 U
10323 Wesley Hammond Manlius NY IUSA - 2021-09-04 2022-09-03
10322 Kayla Meaney Oswego New York US - 2022-11-23 2022-11-24
10321 Madeline Ford Syracuse, NY - 2022-11-23 2022-11-23 U
10320 Thomas Cipro Syracuse, NY - 2022-11-23 2022-11-23 U
10319 Maggie Santandreu Bristol, CT, USA - 2021-06-06 2022-04-05
10318 Heather Adams North Syracuse, NY - 2020-10-10 2020-10-10 U
10317 Kim Storsberg New Hartford NY USA - 2022-06-04 2022-06-05
10316 Eric Plumley Nashua NH USA - 2022-10-18 2022-10-23
10315 Robin A. Ridner-Plumley Nashua NH USA - 2022-10-18 2022-10-23
10314 Kevin Balie Peru NY USA - 2022-11-12 2022-11-12 U
10313 Sebaastian Storandt Clayton NY NUSA - 2022-05-29 2022-09-03
10312 Kenyon Storandt Clayton NY USA - 2022-05-29 2022-09-03
10311 Mark Helmer Brasher Falls, NY - 2022-09-28 2022-11-03
10310 Wendy Wais Brasher Falls, NY - 2022-09-28 2022-11-03
10309 Jeff Wheeler Tully NY USA - 2022-11-04 2022-11-04 U
10308 Darcie Castellano Bolton Landing NY USA Bolton Central School Outing Club 2022-10-01 2022-10-01 U
10307 Sioblan Carney-Nesbitt Bolton Landing NY USA Bolton Central School Outing Club 2022-10-01 2022-10-01 U
10306 William Hens Bolton Landing NY USA Bolton Central School Outing Club 2022-10-01 2022-10-01 U
10305 Sullivan Eager Bolton Landing NY USA Bolton Central School Outing Club 2022-10-01 2022-10-01 U
10304 Finley Eager Bolton Landing NY USA Bolton Central School Outing Club 2022-10-01 2022-10-01 U
10303 Ella Hens Bolton Landing NY USA Bolton Central School Outing Club 2022-10-01 2022-10-01 U
10302 Maddy Andersen Bolton Landing NY USA Bolton Central School Outing Club 2022-10-01 2022-10-01 U
10301 Vasiliy Popov-Tekmitchov Bolton Landing NY USA Bolton Central School Outing Club 2022-10-01 2022-10-01 U
10300 Meghan Hull Bolton Landing NY USA Bolton Central School Outing Club 2022-10-01 2022-10-01 U

Tupper Lake Winter Triad

# Name City, State Date Started Date Completed
815. Matt Moore Aston, Pennsylvania 01/01/2022 01/01/2022
814. Kimberly Peterson Cazenovia, New York 03/19/2022 03/21/2022
813. Jocelyn Baker Carthage, New York 12/06/2020 12/06/2020
812. Ali Moser Rochester, New York 03/26/2022 03/26/2022
811. Aaron E Schmitt Rochester, New York 03/26/2022 03/26/2022
810. Justin Pettica Potsdam, New York 02/13/2022 03/19/2022
809. Matt Maline Middleport, New York 04/09/2022 04/09/2022
808. Pamela A. Horbett Tonawanda, New York 04/09/2022 04/09/2022
807. Chris Herrington Buskirk, New York 03/07/2021 03/13/2021
806. Eliza Schraver Buskirk, NEw York 03/07/2021 03/13/2021

Tupper Lake Canine Triad

# Name Dog Name City, State Date Started Date Completed
553. Kenyon Storandt Luna Clayton, New York 05/29/2022 09/03/2022
552. Malorie Jordan Ginger Skaneateles, New York 11/05/2022 11/05/2022
551. Arakal Cassella Bowen Glens Falls, New York 11/03/2022 11/03/2022
550. JoANN DiGilio LUCY Washington, New Jersey 10/17/2022 10/21/2022
549. Amy Reed Ivy harrisville, New York 07/18/2022 10/20/2022
548. Kelley Mitchum Nugget Albany, New York 10/16/2022 10/16/2022
547. Deanna Warren Tucker Rochester, New York 07/22/2021 07/28/2022
546. Brianna Keesee Malone carthage, New York 10/08/2022 10/08/2022
545. Michael W. Smith Emma the Goldendoodle Boalsburg, Pennsylvania 05/05/2022 09/14/2022
544. Brian Przepasniak Maebel Williamsville, New York 09/26/2022 09/28/2022