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24 days ago

Nice easy trail. Good for a beginner. I did this as part of the Tupper Lake Triad today. The three little mountains are about 8 miles round trip. The views at the top are ok. I was hoping to have a good view of Tupper Lake but didn’t. About 3.4 miles round trip.

Beautiful trail. Great view. One of three for the day. Trail was icy. Need spikes.

this trail is a great little trail. there are so many rewards that is great for family of all ages. pets too. i love this trail. the rocks, trees, roots climbing every where. overlooks and all this before you get to the top. if you are looking for a easy fun trail this is the one. A MUST DO!!!!!!

always great

Steep portions have turned icy with the brief thaw/freeze. Micro-spikes worked fine on the way up, switched to crampons for the descent. Enjoyable hike. Summit was bare (no snow/ice). Had the mountain to myself until the return trip when I passed 2 other hikers.

1 month ago

Very icy but anything more than microspikes might be overkill. Winter ascent took 24 mins. Great views with minimal effort.

This was my third time doing Tabletop. It was a nice hike in the winter with the packed snow

1 month ago

Love this trail! Just did it in snow and you definitely need krampons or micro spikes. Snow shoes are not needed if the snow is packed down!

Great hike! Snowy day! The trail is getting icy so bring crampons or micro spikes. You can do the hike without them but they obviously will help a ton. Enjoy.

This an easy, family-friendly walk.

3 months ago

Not a long or overly strenuous hike for a lovely view! Hiked this with my DH today and enjoyed the trail to ourselves. Took us about 50mins to reach the top. Loved how the clouds made the mountains look so blue and am looking forward to hiking this again as this would be an excellent leaf-peeping venture in the peak of Fall! ;-)

4 months ago

Very fun hike!! I went on the first snowfall of the year (11/10/17) and it was awesome! Around an inch at the base with about 3 inches at the summit. From the base to the midsection was quite easy; the trail had been tracked through already, so it was very easy to follow the trail. However, as you near the summit things start getting a little tricky. Firstly, if you plan on doing this hike when there is snow on the ground I would recommend at the minimum that you use trekking poles and some kind of spikes on your boots. I say this because near the summit there is a rock face that is covered with snow and ice. Although it can be done without these items (as I did not knowing what was in store), the hike would certainly be made easier with them. Also, beginning near the midsection of the hike trail markers are very scarce. I found myself constantly stopping and looking around to make sure I was still on the right path. There were times where there were no trail markers in sight, so I chose a path and luckily I was right every time. Once you arrive at the summit you'll find that the tower is missing some fencing on the stairs going up which was a bit disconcerting, but not really an issue. Views from the tower are amazing!! 360° of pure Adirondacks.

FINAL THOUGHTS: Awesome hike! I would rate it a high intermediate to expert level climb. Strictly experts in the winter. Views are spectacular and absolutely worth the effort! Just wish there were more trail markers!!!

great hike and amazing history behind the name

4 months ago

This place was busy but...The kids had a blast on this trail. Awesome views. Check out my full write up with pictures and other things to look out for.

One of the best hikes I’ve taken in a long time, regardless of the trail’s traffic. Bald Mountain is full of surprises that reveal themselves at a perfect pace. One caution - it’s steeper than you think and includes some challenging scrambles. We tried it as a family hike. It is not that. But those of us who carried on were very pleased.

We did Phelps first and then Tabletop. Phelps is a solid hike, little steep toward the top, but the views from the top are a fantastic reward. Tabletop, as the name suggests, is pretty flat on top so the views are pretty obscured by the trees. You actually get a better view at a couple of points on the way up than you do at the top. The trail isn't really a trail-- you're walking up a run off channel for about 80% of the walk up from the turn off the main trail. It's super narrow in places, and a lot of it is steep rock that is the bed of the stream. Even in the fall there is still water running down it so it can be pretty slick and muddy in a lot of places. Also, the trail on the maps doesn't match up with what you actually follow, so even though it was clear that people had been through we were often questioning whether we'd managed to get off track. We would definitely do Phelps again, but Tabletop is a one and done.

4 months ago

great hike for kids

4 months ago

always a beautiful hike

4 months ago

This isn’t a long, hard hike but definitely has some challenges for beginners! There are parts where you’re hiking up rock and balancing on them too. It was very busy when we went but everyone was courteous and friendly! Beautiful view form the fire tower!!

Very short, but a beautiful view at the top. Great for beginners!

Wonderful view. Good hike up.

This was the first one I did with my 14 yr old dtr, we loved it!

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Fulton chain trifecta

Fantastic. Just challenging enough w striking views at the top. One if the nicest trails around the Fulton chain. View is 100% worth the climb.

Incredible views, totally worth the climb.

Great trail. The first 1/2-3/4 is a nice walk in the woods. The last 1/4 is a little challenging but the views at the top are great.

Everybody’s review is quite helpful. Just want to add that from photographing point of view that views will be partially blocked by the pine tree around fire tower. Also for the same reason, i would personally prefer go to Goodnow Mt. In the area.

I found this to be a challenging hike for me, as I'm a beginner. But the views at the top made everything worth it. The entire experience took us 4.5 hours with about 45 minutes or so spent at the summit. I loved it

Okay, I love this trail... I do. But, it gets crowded. It’s brief, it’s scenic and for those who like balancing beams — that last bit toward the peak is nothing but, boulders— it’s a lot of fun. I enjoyed this brief hike, having lunch at the peak, and looking at the gorgeous views. Is it moderate?? Yes, is some parts, but, if you’re looking to challenge yourself, you may want a longer trail.

Enjoyable loop we do year round

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