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Best trails in Tupper Lake

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Looking for a great trail near Tupper Lake, New York? AllTrails has 25 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Higley Flow State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Fulton Chain Wild Forest or Blue Mountain Wild Forest. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 11 easy trails in Tupper Lake ranging from 0.8 to 13.1 miles and from 1,541 to 1,942 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Tupper Lake
Top trails (25)
#1 - Mount Arab Trail
Horseshoe Lake Forest
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
Mt. Arab is a short scenic hike in the Adirondacks on a nice moderate trail. There is also a fire tower at the top that provides excellent views. Mt Arab has been a very popular and accessible hiking destination for generations because of the spectacular views from the fire tower. You can view Tupper Lake and Mount Morris to the southeast, the Adirondack High Peaks to the east, The Raquette River valley to the north, Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest to the southwest, and Mt Arab Lake and Eagle Crag Lake to the west. Nice easy 2mile RT hike that is great for the kids.Show more
#2 - The Seward Range: Seward, Donaldson, Emmons, and Seymour Summits
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 21.3 mi • Est. Multi-day
NOTE: During winter, Corey's Road is closed beyond the gate which would add an additional 3 miles (one-way) of road walking to this hike. This trip is done in an overnight and could be the longest trip of all the 46er climbs you've done. You will start by following the Blueberry Foot trail from the trailhead to the the Ward Brook Trail where you can set up camp. The herdpath for the main Seward peaks begins on the east side of the first stream the Ward Brook trail crosses. The trail up Seymour starts in the same place but follows the Ward Brook trail briefly before heading away from it. On Seymour you will climb part of a slide on your way to the wooded summit. It doesn't matter what day you choose to take either route. If you have a really early start it might be good to knock off the main Seward Range and then save Seymour for a quick climb the next day after a good rest. The main Seward Range is a 8.5 mile round trip climb from the campsite while Seymour is only 3 round trip. Mainly flat with a few small hills. Once you get past the second lean-to (Ward Brook) and take the path marked with a broken teapot, that's when the trip begins. It's 1.7 miles of pretty steep terrain to the summit. It's unmarked but there is enough of a goat trail to follow up the mountain. The hike starts off easy pretty flat and small hills but the problem was the leaves had fallen just the right amount because you couldn't see the rocks and tree roots on the ground. So every other step you were tripping over them for the first 5.7 miles. There are 2 sets of Lean-to's. Blueberry is the first, Ward Brook is the second. .5 miles afer Blueberry lean to is a stack of rocks which is the marker for Seward Mtn, Donaldson Mtn, and Mt Emmons (unmarked trail). If you stay on main path you'll come to Ward Brook lean-to's. 0.3 miles past that is another stack of rocks with a broken tea pot on top. That's your marker for Seymour. It is an unmarked trail but there is enough traffic to keep the path defined. Follow the stream up the mountain looking for stacks of rocks and ribbon tied to trees to keep you on track. It is hard going, steep rock face with lots of blown down trees to make it harder. You'll hit a false summit but it is only another 10 minutes to the real summit. The sign is on the S.W. side of the mountain.Show more
#3 - Seymour Mountain Trail
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 13.7 mi • Est. 7 h 24 m
NOTE: During winter, Corey's Road is closed beyond the gate which would add an additional 3 miles (one-way) of road walking to this hike.Show more
#4 - Donaldson Mountain, Mount Emmons, Seward Mountain Loop
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 15.9 mi • Est. 9 h
NOTE: During winter, Corey's Road is closed beyond the gate which would add an additional 3 miles (one-way) of road walking to this hike.Show more
#5 - Panther Mountain
Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 41 m
#6 - Low's Ridge
Five Ponds Wilderness
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 9 m
Low's Ridge is named after Abbot Augustus Low (died 1912), a Brooklyn native who ended up owning around 32,000 acres around the Bog River Flow. The remains of his lumber and sugar maple empire are all around this route and general area. This is an easy to moderate hike from Horseshoe lake along a wide dirt road followed by a short moderately steep climb to an exposed ridge which has stunning views over the Bog River Flow and Hitchen's Pond, Low's Lake, and the Adirondack Park. The RT distance is 7 miles. Just before the climb, you'll stop at Low's Upper Dam, which has a small waterfall and is a popular launching area for canoes and kayaks. Here you will also find the official trailhead and register. The hike to the ridge is 1.1 miles (moderate in steepness). No scrambling required, but it might be a workout to those in less shape. The trail starts where the dirt road is closed off by a gate. Follow a smooth level dirt road along a series of wetlands/bog / beaver flow and through woods until you reach Low's Upper Dam, remains of Low's buildings, and the official trailhead/register (see waypoints). Show more
#7 - Blueberry Trail
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 4 h 11 m
NOTE: During winter, Corey's Road is closed beyond the gate which would add an additional 3 miles (one-way) of road walking to this hike.Show more
#8 - Middle Saranac Lake
Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 25 m
#9 - Seymour Mountain, Seward Mountain, Donaldson Mountain, Mount Emmons Loop
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 19.7 mi • Est. 11 h 54 m
NOTE: During winter, Corey's Road is closed beyond the gate which would add an additional 3 miles (one-way) of road walking to this hike.Show more
#10 - Floodwood Mountain Trail
Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
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