Cascade Mountain Trail is a hiking trail in Essex County, New York. It is within High Peaks Wilderness and Adirondack Park. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 2,177 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,985 feet. The Cascade Parking is near the trailhead. There is also an information board. The trail ends near Cascade Mountain (elevation 4,072 feet).
Cascade Mountain Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The easiest and most frequently climbed High Peak in the eastern Adirondacks, Cascade rewards hikers with a spectacular 360-degree view of 30 High Peaks."
--Peter W. Kick, Discover the Adirondacks (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
"It’s the easiest of the 4,000-footers and a great “starter” hike, with
a view of many other Adirondack peaks, plus Lake Champlain
and the Green Mountains of Vermont."
--Lisa Densmore Ballard, Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures (Falcon Guides).
"The easiest of the Adirondack 4,000-footers and a great “starter” hike whether your ultimate goal is to become a “46-er” or just stand atop one of them and look at most of the others. It also has wonderful views of Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains of Vermont.Cascade Mountain is a popular hike, so it’s best to get an early start if you want a parking spot in one of the three turnouts by the trailhead. This is a good one for older kids and for less-experienced hikers looking for a big reward without serious mileage. It’s also the perfect hike for the road-weary looking for some exercise after a long drive into the Adirondack Park but without a big time commitment—plus you get credit for bagging a 4,000-footer."
--Lisa Densmore Ballard, Best Easy Day Hikes: Adirondacks (Falcon Guides).
"Look up . . . and up, and up . . . to catch this gleaming ribbon as it slides down the mountain."
--Randi Minetor, Hiking Waterfalls in New York (Falcon Guides).
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