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Cascade Mountain, New York - Hiking

New York, United States





9 KM

Elevation gain

1,249 meters

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Why choose this trail?

Cascade Mountain is in Essex County of New York. It is one of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks (36th) and is located in the Adirondack Park. Its name comes from a series of waterfalls on a brook near the mountain's base. The lake it flows into and the pass between Cascade and Pitchoff mountains are also named Cascade. Cascade Mountain towers over the Van Hoevenberg ski center, the venue for bobsledding at the 1980 Winter Olympics. Of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks, Cascade is the most accessible and the most frequently climbed. The main trailhead is on Route 73, 6 miles (10 km) east of Lake Placid, at Cascade Pass, overlooking Cascade Lake. The summit is visible from the trailhead, a rare occurrence in the High Peaks. The well-used trail follows red plastic markers and takes the hiker up 2.2 miles (4.6 km) and almost 2,000 vertical feet (600 vertical m) to the mountain's bare-rock summit, which, while it resembles the alpine summits found on many higher peaks, is instead the result of a 1903 fire. Views are possible in all directions, and on a clear day with good weather one often finds many hikers on the summit. Porter Mountain, another of the High Peaks, is an easy side-trip.

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What are the coordinates and address of Cascade Mountain, New York?

Adirondack Mountain Club
1002 Adirondack Loj Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946-0867

What are the comments and evaluations from the community?

Anna Lopez
Anna Lopez
This is a great hike. I did Giant Mountain earlier in the week and this was significantly easier. I’m not sure if I got my legs back doing Giant, but this was a really nice hike and much easier. You can knock out two 46ers with this hike by going over to Porter Mountain along the Ridge. The trail is clearly marked. I did Cascade first, then Porter. I wish I had done Porter first, because it was Anti-Climatic after Cascades panoramic views. The parking is right off 73, the earlier the better. The google directions are spot on. Enjoy the hike and remember to climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.
2 years ago
Carolin Murphy
Carolin Murphy
Just beastly =)
6 years ago

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What is the elevation of Cascade Mountain, New York?

1249.00 M

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