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
7672 Martha H Liverpool, NY - 2021-06-19 2021-06-19 U
7671 Tom H Liverpool, NY - 2021-06-19 2021-06-19 U
7670 Ben H Liverpool, NY - 2021-06-19 2021-06-19 U
7669 Graham Lanthier Tupper Lake, NY 12986 - 2021-06-19 2018-06-17
7668 Jay Guerard Brasher Falls, NY 13613 - 2021-05-22 2021-05-22 U
7667 Qaraline Guerard Brasher Falls, NY 13613 - 2021-05-22 2021-05-22 U
7666 James Robinson Baldwinsville, NY 13027 - 2021-06-14 2021-05-23
7665 Elizabeth Sjolin Abington, MA 02351 - 2020-07-17 2020-07-17 U
7664 Cameron Perry East Pembroke, NY - 2021-06-12 2021-06-12 U
7663 Matt Ablan Grand Rapids, Michigan - 2021-06-19 2021-06-19 U
7662 Gwyneth Compeau Chazy, NY 12921 - 2021-06-06 2021-06-06 U
7661 Mason Compeau Chazy, NY 12921 - 2021-06-06 2021-06-06 U
7660 Chelsey Compeau Chazy, NY 12921 - 2021-06-06 2021-06-06 U
7659 Kevin Compeau Chazy, NY 12921 - 2021-06-06 2021-06-06 U
7658 Ben Wise Fairport, NY 14450 - 2021-05-16 2021-05-15
7657 Elianna Wise Fairport, NY 14450 - 2021-05-16 2021-05-15
7656 Julianne Wise Fairport, NY 14450 - 2021-05-16 2021-05-15
7655 John Wise Fairport, NY 14450 - 2021-05-16 2021-05-15
7654 Hannah Finley Watertown, NY 13601 - 2021-06-12 2021-06-12 U
7653 Jeffery Ericson Utica, NY 13501 - 2021-06-13 2021-06-13 U
7652 Hailey Thompson Massena, NY 13662 - 2021-05-28 2021-05-28 U
7651 Brandy Thompson Massena, NY 13662 - 2021-05-28 2021-05-28 U
7650 Jenna Fay Lake Placid, NY 12946 - 2021-05-08 2020-09-19
7649 Miriam Marshall Lake Placid, NY 12946 - 2021-05-08 2020-09-19
7648 Silas Marshall Lake Placid, NY 12946 - 2021-05-08 2020-09-19