Tupper Lake Hiking Triad

The Adirondacks is the home of hiking challenges, and the most family-friendly of those is right around 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 while you fill out the registration form. 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.

A year-round Adirondack hiking challenge

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.

Meet the peaks

Earn an Adirondack hiking challenge patch by climbing the following three mountains, each of which is within a short drive of Tupper Lake:

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. Be sure to return in summer to enjoy some of the wild blueberries that dominate the open summit.
Distance, one way: 1.1 miles | Elevation: 2280 feet | Ascent: 548 feet
 
Goodman Mountain 
This mountain, named after civil rights activist Andrew Goodman, has it all: History, wheelchair accessibility for the first quarter mile, and great views from the summit.
Distance, one way: 1.7 miles | Elevation: 2178 feet | Ascent: 581 feet

How to register

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.

Once completed, download the Tupper Lake Triad registration form and mail it with your $5 registration fee to: TL Triad, 121 Park Street, Tupper Lake, NY 12986.

Please make checks payable to ROOST (Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism)

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 Tri-Lakes Trifecta challenges!

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

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Tupper Lake Triad

# Name City, State Date Started Date Completed
12449. Mike Martin Onchiota, New York 04/02/2017 04/02/2017
5329. Katie Parisi Chruchville, New York 07/25/2019 07/25/2019
5328. Kathryn Benzing Angola, New York 08/03/2019 08/03/2019
5327. Alana VanDeusen Rome, New York 08/04/2019 08/04/2019
5326. Jennifer Dubois Hampden, Massachusetts 08/15/2019 08/17/2019
5325. Avery Sharlow Norfolk, New York 07/13/2019 07/26/2019
5324. William Dubois Hampden, Massachusetts 08/15/2019 08/17/2019
5323. Andrew Clemente Long Lake, New York 07/14/2018 08/05/2019
5322. Isabelle Bidal Ottawa, ON 07/27/2019 08/05/2019
5320. Adalyn Clemente Long Lake, New York 07/14/2018 08/05/2019
5319. Rosie Thurston Warners, New York 08/20/2019 08/21/2019
5318. Hannah Pcolar Potsdam, New York 08/07/2018 07/14/2019
5317. Alexandre Bidal Ottawa, ON 07/27/2019 08/05/2019
5316. Carrie Thurston Warners, New York 08/20/2019 08/21/2019
5315. Ann Beauchamp Potsdam, New York 08/07/2018 07/14/2019
5314. Samantha Bretthauer Plattsburgh, New York 08/11/2019 08/12/2019
5313. Wallace Cree Fort Covington, New York 08/21/2019 08/21/2019
5312. Anthony Attanasio Martinsville, New Jersey 08/02/2019 08/04/2019
5311. Ruth Bidal Ottawa, ON 07/27/2019 08/05/2019
5310. Max Hooper Oswegto, New York 08/15/2019 08/22/2019
5309. Logan Attanasio Martinsville, New Jersey 08/02/2019 08/04/2019
5308. Eldric Bretthauer Plattsburgh, New York 08/12/2019 08/12/2019
5307. Tom Hooper Oswego, New York 08/15/2019 08/22/2019
5306. Emma Phillips Norwood, New York 06/23/2019 06/23/2019
5305. Claude Bidal Ottawa, On 07/27/2019 08/05/2019

Tupper Lake Winter Triad

# Name City, State Date Started Date Completed
5161. Justin Liechty Morrisonville, New York 03/13/2019 03/31/2019
5101. Sandra Uechi Colton, New York 01/03/2019 01/05/2019
5049. David Cotrana Jay, New York 02/11/2019 02/11/2019
5018. Rosemary Philips Canton, New York 03/09/2019 03/14/2019
1273. Dan Petit Schenectady, New York 02/16/2020 02/16/2020
1272. Crystal J. Davis Schenectady, New York 02/16/2020 02/16/2020
263. Lorraine D Desabrais Tupper Lake, New York 12/21/2019 02/02/2020
262. Donna M Poipier Piercefield, New York 01/24/2019 02/02/2020
261. Teresa Link Truxton, New York 12/30/2017 12/31/2018
260. Glen Underwood Truxton, New York 12/30/2017 12/31/2018

Tupper Lake Canine Triad

# Name Dog Name City, State Date Started Date Completed
213. Christopher M Mueller Saber Black River, New York 06/15/2019 08/06/2020
212. Debbi Logan Biscuit Camillus, New York 07/16/2019 08/06/2020
211. Julie Urbanski Franklyn Stillwater, New York 08/06/2020 08/06/2020
210. Thomas Stack Finn Leonia, New Jersey 08/10/2018 07/25/2020
209. John Cote Duke Glen Falls, New York 10/13/2019 10/13/2019
208. Gina Carbino Prim Ellenburg Centre, New York 07/31/2020 07/31/2020
207. Gina Carbino Izzy Ellenburg Centre, New York 07/31/2020 07/31/2020
206. Aaron Wanser Roku Clifton Park, New York 07/25/2020 07/26/2020
205. Aaron Wanser Kai Clifton Park, New York 07/25/2020 07/26/2020
204. Jolene J. Lozewski Marcy Saratoga Springs, New York 05/30/2020 05/30/2020