Panther Mountain is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tupper Lake, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
A very short but steep hike. I did this hike shortly after Mt. Arab and I was wiped afterwards. Great views from the summit, but the trail head can be kind of hard to see while driving. If you're driving FROM Tupper Lake it will be on the left hand side, TO Tupper Lake it will be on the right. There is a small parking area across the street from the trailhead.
Great hike with exceptional views. Only 1/2 mile from road to summit which makes it a great stop if your traveling through the Adk's. The terrain is relatively steep but the trail is well beaten and there are several switchbacks to help alleviate the incline. I made the top in about 25 mins. The summit is bald on the south/south/east side which gives you great views of Seward and Ampersand Mts. You can also see Tupper Lake looking west.