Mt. Arab is a great hike for families and those looking to enjoy some amazing views after a very short hike. The trail is short but can be steep at times, still great for hikers with kids and pets. You follow the trail through a dense hardwood forest before emerging at the summit in a mixed conifer forest with great autumn color around the end of September to early October.
At the summit there is a lookout tower with maps to help identify surrounding landmarks, and a ranger station that is kept up by the Friends of Mount Arab group. From the summit and fire tower you can see Arab Lake, Tupper Lake, and the northwest foothills of the Adirondacks. On a clear day you can see all the way to some of the high peaks.