Cascade to Porter Mountain Trail

MODERATE 492 reviews

Cascade to Porter Mountain Trail is a 5.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Placid, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2381 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

scramble

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.

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Took our 5 year old! He did great! Only made it to cascade but it was still totally worth it! My husband and I are feeling it. Beautiful view and nice trail up. Very busy but everyone was very friendly and defiantly worth it!

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8 days ago

Beautiful scenic mountain trail

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Great and relatively easy hike, trail to Porter was extremely muddy, but it had just rained the day before, so you just deal with it. Cascade had far better views with a huge bald summit, but Porter is worth the trek while you are there.

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15 days ago

Great hike with fantastic views at the summit. Was extremely windy at summit. Overall very enjoyable hike.

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16 days ago

Awesome views from the top of Cascade that never get old...I've hike 3-4 times. Pretty straightforward hike but can be highly trafficked. Porter was not as exciting but nice to check off the high peaks list!