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Very muddy on lower mountain, especially after a good rain. The upper trail has more rock scrambling....but is doable. More fun when dry!!

Completed with the husband and both dogs today.

walking
16 days ago

Not crowded, dog-friendly and clean water!

Goodman was the 2nd hike for the Tupper Lake Triad on 9/2 first was Mt. Arab. The asphalt path was a nice start before it got to the normal ADK trail. It took us 37 minutes to the summit and 34 back down. The view was nice and could see coney mountain straight ahead!

It was a great challenge! Fun to climb. The views weren’t there for us due to overcast and clouds.( 9/2 )All together It was still a tough hike up for my wife and I. We made it to the summit in 27 minutes and down in 28. We are in our late 20s and newer to hiking!

Goodman was our second hike of the day for the TL Triad. The first 1/3 of the way is a slightly worn paved trail. From then on, the trail is a traditional hiking trail. Easy hike, and fairly quick. We hiked as a family with my 10 year old. Arrived at 12:20, summit at 1:15, and were in our vehicle by 2:00. Views atop weren't 360°, but pleasant.

hiking
24 days ago

We started our day (8/25/18) with Arab for the triad. We all enjoyed this hike. My daughter (10) said this was her favorite of the day. Nice and fairly easy hike from start to finish. Summit and fire tower views were gorgeous. Loved the steward and his newfoundland pups; great with children and very informative. We pulled in to trailhead at 9:50am, summit approximately 10:45, and were back in the car at 11:35. Great starting hike for the triad!

As far as herd path hikes go, I’d say this is the best one and my favorite. Trails feel like maintained trails. I finished all 4 peaks, car-to-car, in 12 hours 20 minutes. Took Calkins Brook trail up to Donaldson, 3 hours, has a clearing and good views but not a big summit (best of the day though). Then 45 minutes over to Emmons which was uneventful. Fully wooded summit. Took 90 minutes to get from emmons (back over Donaldson) to Seward. Another fully wooded summit. Very steep trail down Seward back to the trail at the bottom. Took a right and went the .5 mile to a cairn on the right marking the start of Seymour. Seymour was relentless, very steep, never lets up, lots of steep slab climbing via roots and praying your shoes grip do not slip. There’s a false summit that was devastating at the end of the day. The true summit is nice with great views and a clearing to hang out. A long, hard day but a very fulfilling one as accomplishing this whole range in one day is very respectable. Definitely does not need to be done in two trips or via camping, though it certainly could be thanks to multiple lean tos and camp sites.

Nice hike with kids and dogs. Good photo op moments along the trail. The tower is very tall but the views were beautiful. Would do this again.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for the family. Paved path for about a third of the trail although the accessibility factor is rather limited as the path has some large holes and is rather narrow at times. Great for traditional hiking though. Once the paved path ends the trail is much more natural but still manageable. The view from the summit is great! It took us about an hour up but that included lots of photos and critter spotting breaks!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike for my family! Somewhat challenging for my 9 and 6 year old but nothing unattainable! The view at the top, including from the fire tower and the nearby bench were wonderful even on a hazy day! The trails were well marked and a nice blend of natural rocks, small slopes, tree roots, etc. Watch your step and you will be good!

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

Very nice short hike. The Steward was very nice and informative. Not my favorite fire tower view, but still quite nice.

Very easy walk to a great, dog-friendly swimming beach

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely amazing hike and work out! I’m in fairly decent shape already but this made my thighs burn a little and I had a nice sweat by the time I reached the top. It took me an hour with 3 stops for water. On the way back down I didn’t stop and made it in 27 min. It’s all up the mountain and lots of rocks and roots. Not too many places are flat until you get closer to the top. The view is incredible. Make sure you go to the top of the fire tower and take pictures. You won’t want to miss that! I will be back again!

Great for kids

Short and easy hike to the lake. Nice views and a good place to swim after hiking Ampersand. Lots of mosquitoes though.

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

Nice hike. Brought friends and kids (3 and 5 yrs old). This was the first hike ever for the kids and they did great! 5 year old walked the whole way and the 3 yr old made it almost the whole way up, and did make it the whole way down. Volunteer at the cabin at the top wrote them little certificates for climbing the fire tower, which the kids LOVED. Hiked as first of the Tupper Lake Triad.

Did this trail first thing on a drizzly/rainy morning (6:30am). Only ones on the trail for a quick hike to complete the Tupper Lake Triad. Despite the rain, the views were pretty, though not 360 degrees. Enjoyed this hike more than I expected. Would be really easy with kids/dogs.

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
1 month 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.

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

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy walk through the woods. Absolutely no bugs. Once you get down to the beach it’s a beautiful sandy beach perfect for an afternoon picnic.

We found this trail after driving back from hiking into Low's Ridge. We decided to explore and glad we did! This is a nice relatively flat hike out and back (`380' elevation gain over 4 miles). We didn't have high hopes of this being something spectacular, but we were wrong. We loved seeing the large Yellow Birch trees as well as the very large Hemlocks - alongside the trail on the way in. We even saw lots of Chaga on the Birch and Burroughs on the Hemlocks. When we arrived at Bridgebrook pond, we were amazed to find the quality of life there was thriving. There were frongs, minnows, loons, birds of prey, and many, many song birds. We are looking forward to snowshoeing OR X-Skiing this in the Winter months!

hiking
2 months ago

We have been up this ridge a number of times in the past but always got there via canoe or kayak while we were camping/fishing. This is the first time visiting Lowe's Ridge (aka Hitchen's Pond overlook) via a hiking trail. The hike into Low's Ridge is an easy to moderate hike along a wide dirt road with lots of view of wetlands on both sides. There are even stunning views of Silver Lake Mountain and it amazing ledges. This is a must for any adventure seeker. From the ridge, you can see miles and miles of the Bog River and the Adirondack Park in general. You can even see Mt. Marcy on a clear day!

did this trail as part of the tupper lake triad. it was cloudy with light rain, still a very pleasant trail.

hiking
2 months ago

not much to add from other reviews. i did go on a cloudy, light rainy day and still had a great time. bring your camera.

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