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
9606 Maggie Reale New Hartford NY USA - 2022-08-10 2022-08-10 U
9605 Jack Reale New Hartford NY USA - 2022-08-10 2022-08-10 U
9604 Bhakti Perez Belleville NJ USA - 2021-01-01 2021-01-01 U
9603 David Perez Belleville NJ USA - 2021-01-01 2021-01-01 U
9602 Bethany Rawleigh Corning NY - 2022-08-11 2022-08-07
9601 Stephanie Rawleigh Corning NY - 2022-08-11 2022-08-07
9600 Sammy Aiduk Corning NY - 2022-08-11 2022-08-07
9599 Lily Aiduk Corning NY - 2022-08-11 2022-08-07
9598 Stacey Rawleigh Corning NY - 2022-08-11 2022-08-07
9597 Alex Rawleigh Corning, NY - 2022-08-11 2022-08-07
9596 Charles Exware Tupper Lake - 2022-08-06 2022-07-09
9595 Amy S Fraser Tupper Lake - 2022-08-06 2022-07-09
9594 Jessica Burt Brockport, NY - 2022-05-28 2022-05-28 U
9593 Jessica Burt Brockport, NY - 2022-05-28 2022-05-28 U
9592 Danielle Hamlin, NY - 2022-08-06 2022-08-05
9591 Nolan Snyder Saranac Lake, NY - 2022-07-26 2022-06-20
9590 Wendy Snyder Saranac Lake, NY - 2022-07-26 2022-06-20
9589 Dahlia Snyder Saranac Lake, NY - 2022-07-26 2022-06-20
9588 Kalina Snyder Saranac Lake, NY - 2022-07-26 2022-06-20
9587 Kiya Snyder Saranac Lake, NY - 2022-07-26 2022-06-20
9586 Alex Sutton Plattsburgh NY - 2022-08-09 2022-07-30
9585 Gray Adkins Plattsburgh NY - 2022-08-09 2022-07-30
9584 Matt C. Watertown, NY - 2022-08-07 2022-05-31
9583 Anna C. Watertown, NY - 2022-08-07 2022-05-31
9582 Katie C. Watertown, NY - 2022-08-07 2022-05-31

Tupper Lake Winter Triad

# Name City, State Date Started Date Completed
802. Christine Swanson Manlius, New York 03/20/2022 03/20/2022
801. Charles Swanson Manlius, New York 03/20/2022 03/20/2022
800. Brent Barnhart Tulsa, OK 03/20/2022 03/20/2022
799. Michael A. Terwilliger Tulsa, OK 03/20/2022 03/20/2022
798. Matthew Catania Granby, Connecticut 03/20/2022 03/20/2022
797. Noah Bohl Potsdam, New York 03/13/2022 03/13/2022
796. Kristin Fitzgerald Albany, New York 12/03/2021 12/30/2021
795. Sue Coonrod Peru, New York 03/17/2022 03/17/2022
794. Gregory Dekanski Dunedin, Florida 03/06/2022 03/18/2022
793. Alex Chicoine Oakville, Connecticut 03/20/2022 03/20/2022

Tupper Lake Canine Triad

# Name Dog Name City, State Date Started Date Completed
509. Ted Wallach Emmett Cherry Hill, New Jersey 07/11/2022 07/20/2022
508. Matthew LeFevre Jr Penny Morrisonville, New York 07/16/2022 07/16/2022
507. Joseph Cleaveland Tillie Lakeville, Connecticut 06/11/2022 07/16/2022
506. Joseph Cleaveland Frankie Lakeville, Connecticut 06/11/2022 07/16/2022
505. Jennifer Walck Cyclops Sackets Harbor, New York 08/03/2021 08/03/2021
504. Michelle DiGaetano Rocky Brooklyn, New York 07/02/2022 07/03/2022
503. Michelle DiGaetano Cannoli Brooklyn, New York 07/02/2022 07/03/2022
502. Sayvanna SFabian Tobias-Matteo Troy, New York 07/04/2022 07/04/2022
501. David Booth Bucky Catawissa, Pennsylvania 06/22/2022 06/24/2022
500. Lisa Hummel Chelsea Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 06/25/2022 06/29/2022