Cascade to Porter Mountain Trail is a 5.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Placid, NY that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
4,098 feet, Cascade Mountain (ADK #36 @ 4,098') and Porter (ADK #38 @ 4,059') are two of the easier high peak trails and very popular. The Cascade Trail can be steep st times with a few easy rock scrambles but it is not an overly tough trail. There is an excellent waterfall along the trail and amazing views at the summit. You can turn around and head back down or continue on to Porter for another High Peak. The trail to Porter is not as heavily traveled and offers some excellent woods. These two 46er's a good start for you list as they are right off Rt. 73. This 4,098' tall peak along with it's neighbor Porter at 4,084 are great starter peaks for aspiring 46ers as they are close to the road an a relatively easy climb, albeit steep. When you get to the junction and you are tired take the time to rest on Cascade and continue on to Porter as this is the easiest way to get both mountains.
amazing veiws from Cascade . Porter had a lot of trees which really took away from the veiw but it was still pretty. Pretty steep uphill hike but nothing too crazy. I went with my Father who hasn't hiked in a couple years and he had a hard time on the decent as it can be pretty tough on your knees . Some of the best veiws in the adirondacks in my opinion from cascade.
Ummmmm. Beautiful. The rock mountain top makes it amazing for seeing all around.
Great hike. Beautiful summit and good steeps.
Awesome trail! Do porter and cascade together!
Good hike. Moderate difficulty. Well marked.
This was a very good hike for beginners and very rewarding. There a few points before the summit that you can stop and look out on your progress. The actual summit has a nice 360 view but can be a bit windy. The extra half mile or so to porter is a little narrow but is clear enough to navigate. The view there is not as nice as cascade but has a good spot to stop and soak it all in. I would do porter first and save cascade for last as it is the better of the two.
Again, it's a nice short hike that is a pretty constant steady incline and could be done easily in less than 5 hours.
Everything it's said to be. Wonderful hike and great views from the bald summit. Many people on the trail and on top.
nice and easy hike. I thought cascade had a much better view from the top but had a good time doing both.
Made this tour mid September.
The trails and the peaks were pretty populated - Porter less than Cascade Mtn.
For those who have not made that hike yet, I recommend to hike both, and I would first make Porter. Though both peaks are beautiful, the overview from Cascade is more impressive and should be the highlight at the end.
This is an amazing trail! The view at the top is amazing too. you have to try this for sure !!:)
Great views on Cascade for a relatively easy trek (as the High Peaks go)!
It took my girlfriend and I 1 hour and 40 minutes to get to the summit of cascade. It was extremely windy and foggy, visibility was poor and about 58 degrees. We then headed over to Porter which yielded a completely different View.. It was clear and we could see everything including the peak of Cascade and people on it... We started out at 8am on Sunday 9/11/2016 and there were only a few people
Headed up the mountain. It was very very busy when we were heading down around 11:30am! It was a great first mountain for my girlfriend and I to do together
Great day out - bring a good picnic for the summit!