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
9028 Hannah Belknap Hammond NY USA Hammond Central School 2022-04-04 2022-04-04 U
9027 Kennon Gardner Hammond NY USA Hammond Central School 2022-04-04 2022-04-04 U
9026 Jeff Gilroy Hoboken NJ USA - 2022-04-11 2022-04-11 U
9025 Becky Chilowicz Hoboken NJ USA - 2022-04-11 2022-04-11 U
9024 Robyn Reynolds Saranac Lake NY USA - 2022-04-17 2020-09-18
9023 Alan Miller Rome Ny - 2022-04-26 2022-04-26 U
9022 Ashley Whittier Boonville, NY United States - 2022-04-25 2022-04-25 U
9021 Wylder Schoharie, NY United States - 2022-04-25 2022-04-25 U
9020 Rachel Kenney Schoharie, NY United States - 2022-04-25 2022-04-25 U
9019 François Lamolet Canada - 2022-04-16 2022-04-16 U
9018 Suzie Mailloux Longueuil - 2022-04-16 2022-04-16 U
9017 Keegan Connolly Little Falls - 2022-04-24 2021-08-28
9016 Keegan Connolly Little Falls - 2021-03-07 2021-03-07 U
9015 Andrew Mucica Little Falls, New York - 2022-04-24 2021-08-28
9014 Dan Aldous Potsdam - 2022-04-24 2022-04-23
9013 linda sweeney NEW HAVEN - 2022-01-23 2022-01-23 U
9012 Marc Salamin New York - 2022-04-23 2022-04-23 U
9011 Dan Tette Rochester, NY - 2022-04-24 2021-08-28
9010 Courtney Picente Utica, NY - 2022-04-11 2021-06-27
9009 Courtney Picente Utica, NY - 2022-04-11 2021-06-27
9008 John J. Greene Troy - 2022-04-14 2022-04-14 U
9007 Patricia P Greene Troy - 2022-04-14 2022-04-14 U
9006 Jill Toftegaard Ithaca, NY - 2022-04-14 2022-02-21
9005 Eric Toftegaard Ithaca, NY - 2022-04-14 2022-02-21
9004 Rachel Carney Clifton Park, New York, USA - 2022-04-11 2022-03-28

Tupper Lake Winter Triad

# Name City, State Date Started Date Completed
792. Scott Seeley Gloversville, New York 03/20/2022 03/20/2022
791. William Subik Gloversville, New York 03/20/2022 03/20/2022
790. Gabriel Buboltz Gloversville, New York 03/20/2022 03/20/2022
789. Alana Buboltz Gloversville, New York 03/20/2022 03/20/2022
788. Christine Buboltz Gloversville, New York 03/20/2022 03/20/2022
787. Tony Martel Fort Drum, New York 03/20/2022 03/20/2022
786. Daniel R Herr Buffalo, New York 03/19/2022 03/19/2022
785. Darcy Petrosino North Rose, New York 08/01/2021 10/09/2021
784. Caydence Hanrahan Whitesboro, New York 03/19/2022 03/19/2022
783. Paislee Hanrahan Whitesboro, New York 03/19/2022 03/19/2022

Tupper Lake Canine Triad

# Name Dog Name City, State Date Started Date Completed
470. Kati Haynes Winston Kingston, New York 12/11/2020 12/10/2021
469. Kati Haynes LaKota Kingston, New York 12/11/2020 12/11/2021
468. Nicole Albanese Sadie Wolfeld Oceanside, New York 08/08/2021 08/10/2021
467. Jonathan S Crossley Sammie MARCY, New York 10/01/2021 10/02/2021
466. Britni Testa Happy North Attleboro, Massachusetts 11/08/2021 11/11/2021
465. Brendan M Hofler Maple Potsdam, New York 11/14/2021 11/14/2021
464. Peter Ely Mia Fulton, New York 10/13/2021 10/13/2021
463. Madelyn Vankirk Onyx Queensbury, New York 10/24/2021 10/24/2021
462. Peggy Mackin-Harper Brewski Russell, New York 11/06/2021 11/06/2021
461. Sarah Bednar Waylon East Earl, Pennsylvania 10/18/2021 10/22/2021