Cascade Mountain is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Placid, New York that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.4 miElevation gain1,899 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsRock climbingSnowshoeingWalkingBird watchingForestViewsBugsRockySnow
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44.21879, -73.88757
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Denis Thibodeau
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HikingGreat!Icy

Trail is packed due to all the previous hikers, easy to follow. Today was a clear blue sky day what a view. Crampons are a must. Climbing up the last part of the rock peak I didnt encounter any ice. I'm starting to love winter hiking. The mountains provide a whole new look to the beautiful Adirondack mountains.

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Bryce Dittmar
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Ice on the way up, lots of soft snow at the top, not great visibility but still awesome hike

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Danielle Carrick
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HikingIcySnow

Loved this hike! When I went on Jan 1, I used YakTraks rather than microspikes and was able to get by with minimal slipping as there was always a light layer of snow to prevent slipping on slick ice, though not sure if that will always be the case in the winter, so bring microspikes if you have them.

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Vic Ventura
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Heather Randall Wilder
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Karen Parkes
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HikingGreat!IcyScrambleSnow

It was a great hike. Spectacular views. Very icy most of the way so micro spikes were a necessity. Rock face was only last quarter mile and was mostly bare.

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Cary Frogback
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Daniel Stanley
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Cindy Chan
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One of the most beautiful views I have ever seen. It was almost a six mile hike for us. Definitely recommend micro spikes, steep, rocky, and very icy at times but totally worth it to get to the summit.

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Brian Braisted
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Cold but beautiful

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Sam Cherubin
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Tara McLaughlin
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Daniel DaSilva
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if your looking to get to the peak you'll need micro spikes as about 1.5 miles in the path is very icy. The peak itself is a site to behold, and it is also very windy making the temperature freezing. Definitely worth it.

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Devon Boatwright
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HikingIcy

My first high peak hike. So cool how the higher up we got, the trees got snowy and icy. This hike wasn’t necessarily hard, but it’s a steady uphill trek made more difficult by ice. We needed our spikes as we got higher. Unfortunately clouds blew in right as we reached the VERY cold summit. So no view up high and the wind was pretty crazy for not being used to it! We ended up getting the best view as we trekked back down out of the wind. I imagine this hike is much more crowded during the summer but was a lot of fun to do with the ice. Would try this again and hope for a better view at the top.

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Adam Garr
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It was a great time! Need ice cleats for summit. Very icy

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Larissa Turner
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Jonathan Hough
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HikingIcySnow

Amazing views from the summit. The second half of the trail has lots of ice and spikes will be necessary for a safe adventure. Wide open peak can mean strong winds so be prepared for much colder temps at the top. Well worth the effort.

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Therese Randazzese
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HikingGreat!MuddyRocky

Sweeping vistas at summit! Good, solid, steap, rocky trail. Easy for experienced hikers but challenging and not too hard for novice ones. Not too much ice but quite muddy. My family hiked wknd before Thanksgiving. 2 teenagers, 12 yr old, our dog and my husband. Freezing cold at summit but still able to enjoy views and take pics. 4 1/2 hours round trip!

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Shawn Frazier
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