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Floodwood Mountain NYSDEC Trailhead

Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 30, near Tupper Lake in Franklin County

Follow the Floodwood Road west to the trailhead, the summit provides views of many ponds and lakes below as well as the distant High Peaks.

A 3.4 mile round trip hike. From Paul Smiths follow NYS Rte. 30 south to Lake Clear. Continue on NYS Rte. 30 to Saranac Inn. Turn right onto Floodwood Rd. and follow for approximately 7 miles to trail. Starting from a remote Boy Scout Reservation, this hike traverses gently rolling terrain through a hardwood forest to a final half-mile of steep terrain. You are rewarded with surprisingly good views overlooking the vast array of ponds and lakes below as well as the distant High Peaks.

Closest Community:

Tupper Lake

Closest Byway:Adirondack Trail
Distance from Byway:remote
Closest Route #:State Rt. 30
Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no
URL:Floodwood Mountain NYSDEC Trailhead website


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