nature trips


wild flowers



kid friendly

dogs on leash


trail running


dog friendly



cross country skiing

rock climbing


mountain biking

whitewater kayaking


no dogs


The Adirondack Park is a protected park in the U.S. state of New York. It’s known for its fall foliage–viewing and forested mountains, with hiking trails crossing the Adirondack High Peaks near Lake Placid. Whiteface Mountain’s ski runs are nearby. West, paddling routes weave through St. Regis Canoe Area. Rapids swirl along Ausable Chasm canyon to the east.

4 hours ago

Amazing views of you go off trail a bit and out on rocks. Definitely good views prior to reaching the summit

Pretty good hike with no bugs but lots of mud. Took us about 2.5 hours. The first half is all flat and then a decent climb the rest of the way.

One of the nicest views I have ever seen. Definitely a moderate hike.

It was terribly wet and rainy on the day I had climbed. I ascended via Cold Brook herd path just before Avalanche Pass. It was probably the best decision I had made... despite it adding about .8 to the hike. What very little the mountain offers in terms of view was even less appreciated on such a rainy, cloudy day. The highlight of the trip was the hike up the cold brook herd path.

Just at the height-of-land between Iroquois and Marshall about 1/4 mile from the cairn to take you up Marshall, I had spotted something White to my left about 100 yards from the herd path in the woods. Walking out there to investigate, I stumbled upon the wreckage from a downed plane. Relatively untouched from (what I would later find out) 1969.

Definitely one of the coolest finds for me in the High Peaks yet!

View at the top was great, but if you follow the blue trail it gets extremely steep near the top. Overall awesome hike!

14 hours ago

a pleasant outing

1 day ago

This was a pleasantly surprising hike. During the time we went we saw just one other person. If you want something thats medium difficulty then do the rock scramble at the top rather than directly continuing onto the Echo Pond. This was a fun part and added about 30 mins to the hike. Great view from the top of cobble hill after climbing up those rocks.

Really good trail, quite challenging but not in a "stay away from it kind of way". We went in mid June and there were a lot of flies once the sun came out. Be prepared.

The part that surprised me the most is the difficulty going downhill AFTER the Big Slide towards Yard Mountain. The larger loop had some challenging aspects further compounded by rain the prior day. If you want to do Big Slide but are concerned about difficulty I would cut out the larger loop and go straight down towards the lodge from big Slide (skipping yard mountain completely)

I would have given 5 stars if we didn't end up going extremely off trail due to minimal trail markers not too far in. We went off on the "not trail" that was extremely well dug in, and there were orange ties on trees along said "not trail" which made us believe it was correct. It went up a rock face, and needless to say getting up it was hard, getting down was way worse. We ended up going two miles off trail and i had to gps track and compass our way back because we couldn't go back the same way due to it being so steep. This isn't as much as the trail's fault as my own error, but i still would have liked to see more trail markers where they are needed, just incase others make the mistake. Especially since on the "not trail" we walked right up to a copperhead snake. So, be careful! Luckily we didn't startle him and he went on his way. Making our way back to the real trail, we found where we messed up, the trail you take ends at a rock, and on your right is a well dug in dirt path that leads upwards....DO NOT go up this, go over the rock on your left and go up the hill a bit and you will see more trail markers on trees! The view made up for everything for sure. There's four-five different views at top, so make sure you see all of them!! Getting back down with rock hopping was a little rough on the knees but still way more fun than your average dirt trail. We came in by the normal trail (with the awesome 25 foot ladder! So cool!) then looped back down by Crane pond. The loop back down is way muddier, and again, on your way through, there are markers for the parking lot as you pass the pond that abruptly end and it seems like the trail is gone. They want you to follow the stream up, and you will see more. Altogether, amazing hike even with the hiccups.

Wonderful trail during the fall!

2 days ago

I believe this is the best trail of the Tupper Lake Triad. Even without a fire-tower, I felt like this had the most surprising summit views. Also, the summit is pretty large and clear, so even if there were a lot of people, I don't think it would feel crowded. Don't miss this trail, it's really great.

2 days ago

One of the more well-done summits. Nice bench to enjoy the view from the top, I think it faced South. Lots of lakes and rivers to see from the firetower. The fire-tower was especially nice because it has a guide to all of the surrounding mountains within view on the walls of the cab atop the firetower. It was nice to see someone working at the ranger's cabin with his large dogs who could tell us about FOMA and the history of the mountain. I was also very happy to find out Mt. Arab is part of the tupper lake triad. I've earned my first patch.

2 days ago

Great hike, took us 7 hours with an hour rest at the top. Black flies were out in force! Parking lot was full by 09:00. 60 degrees 15 knot winds at the top, BEAUTIFUL view! 85 degree's at the bottom around 16:00. Great day, but I am still sore 3 days later!