Cascade Mountain

Cascade is often climbed with Porter Mountain for an even more rewarding experience. Cascade's 360 degree views at the summit bring lots of visitors; this can be a very crowded summit during the summer and holiday weekends. Parking on the highway can be a problem with a walk of several hundred yards along the highway often required on a busy day. Cascade has a tendency to be a windy summit, bring appropriate wind gear.

This Adirondack 46 High Peak is number 36 on the list.

Trailhead: Leave Lake Placid on Rte 73, follow Rte 73 toward Keene. The Trailhead for Cascade will be on the right, before you reach Cascade Lakes.

Cascade is a 4.8 mile RT. The trail is fairly moderate, aside from a couple short steeper pitches. At 1.8 miles is a ledge with the first views followed by the trail going right to Porter Mt. at 2.1 miles. The final 0.2 miles or so is open rock scrambling. The side trip to Porter Mt. adds 1.4 miles to the hike and allows you to enjoy additional views and a less crowded summit.

Elevation: 4098’ Ascent, 1,940' Family with Young Kids: 2 to 3 hours to summit; Experienced Hiker: 1.5 to 2 hours to summit; Out of Shape Hiker: 2 to 3 hours to summit;

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