Friday, November 15, 2019

Featured Hike: Mount Arab, Tupper Lake

Mount Arab TrailLocated in the 17,123-acre Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest is the popular Mount Arab Fire Tower. The Wild Forest also provides easy access to Tupper Lake and Horseshoe Lake for fishing and boating.

The Mount Arab Trail ascends 700 feet to the Mount Arab fire tower and observer’s cabin on the summit of Mount Arab and is 1 mile long, with the first 0.7 miles located on the Conifer Emporium Conservation Easement and the rest on the Wild Forest.

mount arab fire towerCamping in this area provides an excellent base camp opportunity for wilderness canoe trips into surrounding Wilderness Areas.

Trailhead: Located about three miles west of Tupper Lake on NY 3. Near the town of Piercefield, turn left on the Conifer Road (St. Lawrence County Route 62) and then left on Mount Arab Road (44.213689°N, 74.596110°W).

Parking is located at the Mt. Arab Parking Lot along Mount Arab Road on the easement property.

Featured hikes are recommended by DEC.

Map of Mt. Arab courtesy Adirondack Atlas; photo courtesy

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One Response

  1. Byron Hadley says:

    Great hike, done it a few times, great views. Scale of difficulty is a 5 on a 1-10 scale with 1 being easy, 10 difficult.

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