Mount Arab Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews
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Mount Arab Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tupper Lake, NY that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.1 miles 755 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Mt. Arab is a short 0.7 mile scenic hike in the Adirondacks on a nice moderate trail. There is also a fire tower at the top that provides excellent views. Mt Arab has been a very popular and accessible hiking destination for generations because of the spectacular views from the fire tower. You can view Tupper Lake and Mount Morris to the southeast, the Adirondack High Peaks to the east, The Raquette River valley to the north, Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest to the southwest, and Mt Arab Lake and Eagle Crag Lake to the west. Nice easy 2mile RT hike that is great for the kids.

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21 days ago

This hiking trail was completed as part of the Firetower challenge and Tupper Lake Triad. It is a relatively short moderate hike with well-maintained ascents and offers a great view of the St. Lawrence Watershed wilderness area and Tupper Lake Valley. I hiked this trail in mid November, missing colors and warm weather, the trail was still beautiful and well-worth the hour effort. The summit's tower is in great shape with a full panoramic view. The southern exposure offers a rocky ledge and many carved-log sitting benches where you can rest or have a picnic with friends. Friends of Mt Arab have incorporated an interpretative element to the trail, complete with a log-cabin museum at the top, making this a great experience for kids as well.

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1 month ago

This hike was great. It was a little windy when we got to the top, but that was ok, since we were a little hot by the time we reached the summit. The fire tower was open. The only drawback was that the tower windows on all three sides were milky and distorted, but the window that faces the lake was open, and we were able to poke our heads out to get some pictures and feel the wind ripping by. Also worth mentioning, there is a neat little spot with a bench - there are actually two - but the one that we really liked was the one facing the lake. Come out of the fire tower, at the bottom of the stairs, go straight down the little path. You can't miss it. It's a great place to sit and eat a snack before going back down the mountain. 10/10 would certainly do again!

2 months ago

Great family hike! My girls loved the rocky incline, but most of all the Fire Tower at the top! Absolutely gorgeous view!

2 months ago

2 months ago

It's difficult if you're not use to rocky trails or hills. But it's definitely worth!!

3 months ago

3 months ago

Fairly steep but short. Nice hike with fire tower for additional 360 views.

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3 months ago

Nice easy hike. Great hike for beginners, kids, anyone who wants to experience a nice hike and see a fire tower!

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Wonderful trail,vews are spectacular, museum was nice,great experience.

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3 months ago

Great short hike, nice views, and a fire tower. Went up in the rain, so my girl and I had the mountain to ourselves...rain stopped and there was an ethereal cloud bank rolling over the landscape....wind whipping up against the tower was crazy! Short and fun...

4 months ago

Great hike!

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

Great trail, wonderful view from the summit!

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5 months ago

very nice trail, easily marked. very pretty and the summit is amazing!

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6 months ago

Fairly easy hike with great views from the fire tower

Little muddy but nicely marked

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7 months ago

The trail was nicely marked and very well traveled. During this time of the year the trail was muddy and slick in places. The trail was easy to follow, but there aren't really no good views until you reach the summit. The views from the tower was nice as you could see the lakes from there.

8 months ago

lovely east start of the season hike. not to far away and a nice way to get some conditioning in. would gladly do it again.