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!

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
7177 Cooper Hoselton Watertown, NY 13601 - 2019-10-13 2017-10-08
7177 Danelle Hoselton Watertown, NY 13601 - 2019-10-13 2017-10-08
7177 Eric Hoselton Watertown NY 13601 - 2019-10-13 2017-10-08
7177 Cindy Ayer - 2020-11-07 2020-10-09
7177 Kendrick Wood PALMYRA - 2020-08-20 2020-08-20 U
7177 Carrie Wray Peru, NY/USA - 2020-11-13 2020-11-13 U
7177 Jay Wray Peru , NY/USA - 2020-11-13 2020-11-13 U
7177 Richard Hillis Jr Grafton NY USA - 2021-03-13 2019-09-02
7177 Sharon Hillis Grafton NY USA - 2021-03-13 2019-09-02
7177 Pam Fitzgerald Scotia, NY - 2020-12-12 2020-10-17
7177 pam Fitzgerald - - 2020-12-12 2020-10-17
7177 Anna Lee Seattle WA/US - 2020-09-19 2020-09-19 U
7177 Kyle D. Syok Albion NY/US - 2020-09-06 2019-10-12
7177 Nancy Noelting Plattsburgh, New York - 2020-09-09 2019-08-29
7177 Max Dragoon Plattsburgh, New York - 2020-09-09 2019-08-29
7177 Alex Marhh Delmar NY/US - 2019-08-17 2019-08-17 U
7177 Pat Drohan Scarsdale NY/US - 2020-07-28 2020-07-22
7177 Zach Richard Hammond NY/US Hammond Central School 2020-10-05 2020-10-05 U
7177 Micah Neuroth Hammond NY/US Hammond Central School 2020-10-05 2020-10-05 U
7177 Matt Benner Hammond NY/US Hammond Central School 2020-10-05 2020-10-05 U
7177 Gabe Boucher Hammond NY/US Hammond Central School 2020-10-05 2020-10-05 U
7177 Norah Pease Hammond NY/US Hammond Central School 2020-10-05 2020-10-05 U
7177 Natalie Clement Hammond NY/US Hammond Central School 2020-10-05 2020-10-04
7177 Caitlynn Cunningham Hammond NY/US Hammond central School 2020-10-05 2020-10-05 U
7177 Madeleine Rathbun Hammond NY/US Hammond Central School 2020-10-05 2020-10-05 U

Tupper Lake Winter Triad

# Name City, State Date Started Date Completed
624. Anna Bernard Potsdam, New York 02/28/2021 02/28/2021
623. Stacey Considine Pittsford, New York 03/20/2021 03/20/2021
622. Dean Barney Pittsford, New York 03/20/2021 03/20/2021
621. Sarah Zeitler Pittsford, New York 03/20/2021 03/20/2021
620. Eric Bentley saugerties, New York 08/01/2020 03/18/2021
619. Natalie Adams Akwesasne, New York 03/14/2021 03/14/2021
618. Susaie Rourke Akwesasne, New York 03/14/2021 03/14/2021
617. Corey Shoemaker Albany, New York 03/06/2021 03/06/2021
616. Lynda Shoemaker Albany, New York 03/06/2021 03/06/2021
615. Marianne Perreault Chazy, New York 03/07/2021 03/07/2021

Tupper Lake Canine Triad

# Name Dog Name City, State Date Started Date Completed
337. Danielle Spencer Danielle Ilion, New York 06/14/2020 02/28/2021
336. Kyle D. Syok King of The Mountain Albion, New York 10/12/2019 09/06/2020
335. Robert L. Thomas Shotzy Woodgate, New York 02/17/2021 02/21/2021
334. Vincent Liu Cabn Potsdam NY/US, New York 08/09/2020 11/29/2020
333. Mike Simpson "Mountain Goat" Abby Bloomingdale, New York 05/19/2020 05/19/2020
332. Julia Riley Roxy Glens Falls NY/US, New York 08/07/2020 11/20/2020
331. Rachel Moore Marcy Parkville NY/US, Maryland 07/16/2020 10/10/2020
330. John Keba Obie Saint johnsville, New York 02/22/2021 02/22/2021
329. Lindsey R. Miller Hans Gruber Albany, New York 10/24/2020 10/25/2020
328. Eric Bowers DAISY Burnt hills, New York 10/02/2020 10/04/2020