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
9078 Layla Hubbard Saranac Lake, NY - 2022-05-08 2021-10-11
9077 Emma Hubbard Saranac Lake, NY - 2022-05-08 2021-10-11
9076 chad bates schenectady ny - 2022-05-14 2022-05-14 U
9075 Justin Devendorf Syracuse, New York/United States - 2022-05-14 2021-09-13
9074 Michael Smith Albany, NY/US - 2022-05-14 2022-05-14 U
9073 Michael Smith Albany, NY/US - 2022-05-14 2022-05-14 U
9072 Jacqueline Neal Albany, NY/US - 2022-05-14 2022-05-14 U
9071 Sean Miner Webster, NY USA - 2022-05-07 2022-05-07 U
9070 Scott Miner Webster - 2022-05-07 2022-05-07 U
9069 Scarlett Miner Webster, NY USA - 2022-05-07 2022-05-07 U
9068 Mark Gabello Camillus NY - 2022-05-08 2013-05-04
9067 Patti Gabello Cmaillus NY - 2022-05-08 2013-05-04
9066 Isaiah C Engel Queensbury, New York/US - 2022-05-08 2022-05-08 U
9065 Nathan G Engel Queensbury, New York/US - 2022-05-08 2022-05-08 U
9064 William L Engel Queensbury, New York/US - 2022-05-08 2022-05-08 U
9063 Kelle L Engel Queensbury - 2022-05-08 2022-05-08 U
9062 Kelly Price Peru, NY - 2022-05-07 2022-05-07 U
9061 Tony Martel Fort Drum, New York - 2022-05-07 2022-05-07 U
9060 Anthony Martel Jr Fort Drum/New York - 2022-05-07 2022-05-07 U
9059 STEPHEN M LAFAVE Peru - 2022-05-07 2022-05-07 U
9058 Coralyn E Zollman Delmar, NY - 2021-09-03 2021-05-29
9057 April Del Prete United States - 2022-04-30 2022-04-30 U
9056 April Del Prete United States - 2022-04-30 2022-04-30 U
9055 Maria Gaston-DeSimone Pomona New York - 2022-04-29 2021-11-12
9054 Mary Kathryn Noack Saranac Lake, NY, USA - 2022-04-17 2022-04-17 U

Tupper Lake Winter Triad

# Name City, State Date Started Date Completed
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
805. james baxter pittsford, new yourk 01/16/2022 03/12/2022
804. Jackson Morse Niskayuna, New York 03/26/2022 03/26/2022
803. Ashley Demorest Ithaca, New York 03/17/2022 03/17/2022

Tupper Lake Canine Triad

# Name Dog Name City, State Date Started Date Completed
490. Maddi Beets Daisy May Delmar, New York 09/11/2021 04/29/2022
489. Becky Chilowicz Max Hoboken, New Jersey 04/11/2022 04/11/2022
488. Rachel Kenney Wylder Schoharie, New York 04/25/2022 04/25/2022
487. Ashley Whittier Bruin & Louie Boonville, New York 04/25/2022 04/25/2022
486. Dan Aldous Jax Potsdam, New York 04/23/2022 04/24/2022
485. Eric Toftegaard Rosie Toftegaard Ithaca, New York 02/21/2022 04/14/2022
484. Ali Moser Orion Rochester, New York 03/26/2022 03/26/2022
483. Alex Chicoine Sophie Oakville, Connecticut 03/20/2022 03/20/2022
482. Amy Reed Remy harrisville, New York 01/31/2022 03/11/2022
481. John E Minnich Samson Westborough, Massachusetts 02/19/2022 02/21/2022