Friday, November 8, 2019

Featured Hike: Coney Mountain, Tupper Lake

Coney Mountain Trail courtesy adirondack atlasLocated in the 17,123-acre Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest is the 2,280-foot Coney Mountain. The forest also provides easy access to Tupper Lake and Horseshoe Lake for fishing and boating. Camping in this area provides an excellent base camp opportunity for wilderness canoe trips into surrounding Wilderness Areas.

Located just outside of Tupper Lake, Coney Mountain is a 1.1-mile one-way hike is an excellent, family-friendly trip that boasts stunning 260-degree views on its bare summit. The trail itself is rocky but well-maintained and utilizes switchbacks to make the 523-ft elevation gain feel mild at most points.

Trailhead: From the intersection of Route 3 and Route 30 in the Village of Tupper Lake follow Route 30 toward Long Lake. Follow here for just under 12-miles to trailhead on the left. A state DEC sign marks the location.

There is parking for 3 cars with 1 accessible spot. (44.099408°N, 74.529139°W)

Featured hikes are recommended by DEC. Map of Coney Mountain courtesy Adirondack Atlas.

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2 Responses

  1. Ed Burke says:

    Short, interesting hike. Because the trail wraps around the mt. it took a few minutes to get our bearings after we summited on a gray day. Everything looked fresh and unfamiliar, thought Tupper Lake in the distance was Long Lake. It was fun and you can easily do Goodman on the same day.

    • Jody says:

      Coney is one of my favorite ADK hikes. It’s great for a day when you’ve done another hike(s) and still have some energy left. The view is so worth it! It’s also a really good winter hike on snowshoes.

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