Panther Mountain

MODERATE 20 reviews
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Panther Mountain is a 0.9 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 April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
482 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

hiking
1 month ago

Short climb to a small clearing on the summit. Views in mainly one direction but peaceful at the top. Kid friendly more sandy than some but still steep in short stretches. You do get noise from the road but it’s still a nice accessible hike for those without much time or looking for multiple climbs in one day.

hiking
1 month ago

A nice short climb to a decent view. You never do get away from the road noise, though. 2.5 stars

hiking
1 month ago

This sign at the trail says .6 to the summit though I checked in at the sign and was on the summit at .4 and the round trip came in at .9.Was actually more challenging than I had anticipated for such a short distance though not much of a view at the summit.Had it taken longer I would have been disappointed but for a quick 30 min or so hike it’s ok

hiking
2 months ago

Super easy and nice trail. Did it with my 15 and 10 year olds, before you realize it your at the top. No real climbs or obstacles. View was nice but you can hear the car traffic all the way to the top. Parking across the road is a bit sketchy.

2 months ago

Short and sweet with some nice (but not particularly breathtaking) views at the top

3 months ago

This is a nice quick hike that gives you views of The Seward Range. Not difficult at all to do

3 months ago

Stairway to heaven!!!! Did it in 2016

hiking
3 months ago

We tacked this on as our fourth mountain of the day after completing the Tupper Lake Triad. The posts below mine are accurate. It is steep but really nice views of Ampersand & Seward. Took about 20 minutes up. Fun Fact: Panther is used as a substitute for Ampersand in the Saranac Lake 6er Relay race because the latter is in the High Peaks Wilderness and races are not allowed there.

hiking
Thursday, March 02, 2017

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.

hiking
Thursday, September 29, 2016

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.

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