Goodman Mountain Trail

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Goodman Mountain Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tupper Lake, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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.

3.0 miles
570 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips


trail running




wild flowers

9 days ago

This was our second hike this morning in our quest to complete the TL Triad. There were lots of mosquitoes despite it only being between 45-50 degrees. Bug repellent is a must!

11 days ago

Nice easy walk! Beautiful view at the top!

21 days ago

Great little hike. Had the place to myself. Don’t forget the bug spray!

21 days ago

We did this as #1 of the Tupper Lake Triad. Nice, easy trail with a good view. You can see Coney Mountain from the summit which is also part of the triad. We bushwhacked down the mountain.

3 months 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.

3 months ago

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

7 months ago

great hike and amazing history behind the name

8 months ago

Another great hike for the family.

9 months ago

Great views, but I didn't love the long walk in to the trail start. It's just a straight walk. Not terribly long though so it's still worth doing!

9 months ago

Easy hike, I went when there were clouds, but you wouldn't get the 360 degree views here, really only one direction. It was raining when I went, so no bugs. Does get muddy when it is wet.

9 months ago

Great trail!

10 months ago

About half of it is paved...which was interesting. After the paved part the trail was cool, not too muddy even though it rained the day before and the morning of the hike. View from the top was good, not as good as coney, though.

11 months ago

This trail was extremely pleasant and the views were spectacular at the summit. The first 0.8 miles are paved and the first quarter mile is wheelchair accessible.

11 months ago

Hike in the fall for payoff on the views

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Goodman has some cool history at the trailhead. I did make a mistake when looking at the Tupper Lake Triad flyers distributed locally. The distances on the flyers are all one-way and considering I didn't plan to do this mountain and don't have cell service up there, I didn't anticipate it being as long as it was. Was still ok, but I didn't like making that mistake. It was really buggy on the paved road and as soon as you enter the dirt trail as well, but got better towards the top. The view was great and there were 50 or so dragonflies circling at the top of the summit. Some butterflies too. I enjoyed that and also enjoyed all the dogs that were accompanying their owners on the trail.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Easy peak affording good, though not spectacular view at the finish. The bottom half is paved and an easy start. Then it turns into a real trail with moderate ascent. There are no great views until you finish, unless you count the wildflowers along the way. No clean water sources for dogs except the very start. A bit buggy in June but not terrible.
Nice for families with little ones if you just do the lower half. Bigger kids will enjoy the view as t the finish.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Hubby and I are training for a thru-hike
definitely a good climb!

Beautiful trail...well marked!
Amazing views from the top!

Black flies were atrocious, had to wear our head nets to be able to enjoy the top.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Nice hike for a family with kids!

Friday, April 14, 2017

good family hike. gradual ascent with a slight climb at the end. four year old hiked with no issues.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

The trail is relatively boring, the accessibility would make this a great family hike for all members (grandparents, parents, children). The summit is very pretty, but nothing like the surrounding mountains. Definitely worth your time for a nice family outing.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

This was my winter hike of this mountain. The trail was pretty packed down. Once on top you could see Coney Mountain in the near distance.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

We did the Tupper Lake Triad on 1/7 and found it to be a wonderful hike! We started with Arab, the. coney, then Goodman. I think Goodman was my favorite of the 3. The views were wonderful and I think it may have been the most challenging, but that also could be because we did it at the end. The first .7 is quite flat as it follows the paved trail. The other .9 is fairly steep, but not too bad. The views are beautiful. I really loved this hike. Next time I would end with Coney and do Goodman second, as Coney was a cake walk. We spent a lot of time at the summit and the trip took us an hour and 55 minutes.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A very very easy hike as part of the Tupper Lake Triad. The first 0.7 miles is actually paved for handicap accessible use and the remaining 0.9 miles is a very easy moderate switchback to the top, making the overall trail very easy for children. The views from the top of the Horseshoe Wilderness area are gorgeous, although I wished the northern exposure would offer better views overlooking Tupper Lake. A very easy climb easily managed in 1 to 1.5 hours. Named after Andrew Goodman, who was memorialized in the 1964 Civil Rights movement, the trail is historical as it is a beautiful.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Very easy, quick hike.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

This was our first hike in the Tupper Lake Triad challenge. The trail was fairly easy, with the first 1/3 being on a paved walking trail. You hook it left and head out on the actual hiking trail, go up a fairly easy trail, make a gradual switch, then you are at the top. There is a decent view from up top, but you can only see out about 90/180 degrees. Weather was good, would likely do again. Great short hike.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Super easy trail - great views!

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

The first half of the trail is paved. Good for people who may be disabled or with limited mobility. Decent view looking south. Kid friendly.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

This was an easy trail to do the first .8 miles are and old road, that makes a turn into the woods for the last .8 miles. From the summit you can see the neighboring Coney Mountain fro the summit. The trail is well marked with the red DEC markers, and the trail is easy to follow. This trail is part of the Tupper Lake Triad that has to be done to receive credit for the challenge. There was a lot of people on the trail today that were doing the Tupper Lake Triad.

5 months ago

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