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
8511 Sammy Congelli Spencerport - 2021-09-18 2021-08-11
8510 Carly Congelli Spencerport - 2021-09-18 2021-08-11
8509 Izzy Congelli Spencerport - 2021-09-18 2021-08-11
8508 Mike Congelli Spencerport - 2021-09-18 2021-08-11
8507 Jennifer Congelli Spencerport - 2021-09-18 2021-08-11
8506 John Walters Austin, TX US - 2021-09-21 2021-09-20
8505 Jenny Linn Austin, TX US - 2021-09-21 2021-09-20
8504 Kim Bruton Watyerford NY US - 2021-09-13 2021-09-12
8503 Suzanne Bishop Ballston Lake NY US - 2021-09-13 2021-09-12
8502 Mike Kornely Granville, MA - 2021-09-16 2021-06-23
8501 Emily Kornely Granville, MA - 2021-09-16 2021-06-23
8500 Jane Khondker Potsdam, NY - 2021-09-20 2021-09-17
8499 Erin M. Hynes Plattsburgh, NY - 2021-09-19 2021-09-19 U
8498 John Keady Skaneateles,NY - 2021-09-19 2021-09-19 U
8497 Megan Keady Skaneateles, NY - 2021-09-19 2021-09-19 U
8496 Amy Janso Ellenville, NY 12428 - 2021-09-10 2019-09-12
8495 John Janso Ellenville, NY 12428 - 2021-09-12 2021-09-09
8494 Samantha Everest Rochester, NY 14612 - 2021-07-05 2019-08-31
8493 Erin Colfax West Milford NJ 07480 - 2021-08-06 2021-08-04
8492 Matthew Colfax West Milford NJ 07480 - 2021-08-06 2021-08-04
8491 Kate E. Colfax West Milford NJ 07480 - 2021-08-06 2021-08-04
8490 Anthony Cozzolino Palm City FL 34990 - 2021-09-09 2021-09-06
8489 Estee Alworth Palm City FL 34990 2021-09-09 2021-09-06
8488 Dr. Robert A. Alworth Palm City FL 34990 - 2021-09-09 2021-09-06
8487 Cara Coyne Skaneateles - 2021-09-12 2021-09-12 U

Tupper Lake Winter Triad

# Name City, State Date Started Date Completed
666. Gemma Hanlon Lake Luzerne, New York 02/18/2019 03/07/2021
665. Destiny Topper Galway, New York 03/04/2021 03/04/2021
664. Delphine Micouleau Outremont, Quebec 01/05/2020 01/05/2020
663. Matthieu Galvin Outremont, Quebec 01/05/2020 01/05/2020
662. Alanna Gillis Canton, New York 01/09/2021 01/09/2021
661. Jennifer MacNinch Watertown, New York 03/06/2021 03/13/2021
660. Iris Hill Watertown, New York 03/06/2021 03/13/2021
659. Quinn MacNinch Watertown, New York 03/06/2021 03/13/2021
658. Bill Richmans Tupper Lake, New York 01/18/2021 01/22/2021
657. Marabeth Peets Massena, New York 03/11/2021 03/11/2021

Tupper Lake Canine Triad

# Name Dog Name City, State Date Started Date Completed
438. Sarah Zeger Leni Pittsford, New York 06/13/2021 08/14/2021
437. Alex & Sarv Nair Chloe Molly Skaneateles, New York 07/08/2021 07/09/2021
436. Jaquelynn Dumas Zita Rose Syracue, New York 08/02/2021 08/02/2021
435. Tatyana Mogilevskaya Phoebe Staten Island, New York 08/21/2021 08/23/2021
434. Valerie Bezner Evie Syracuse, New York 07/19/2021 08/16/2021
433. Valerie Bezner Dillon Syracuse, New York 07/19/2021 08/16/2021
432. Molly Spear Tony Brant Lake, New York 08/22/2021 08/22/2021
431. Mark D Geiselman Nala Long Beach, New York 08/11/2021 08/11/2021
430. Lindsay Matis Chili Fort Plain, New York 01/09/2021 01/09/2021
429. Lindsay Matis Tyson Fort Plain, New York 01/09/2021 01/09/2021