Cascade Mountain Trail

Adirondack Park, New York 12927

Elevation Gain1,985ft
Trailhead Elevation2,177ft
Elevation Min/Max2151/4099ft
Elevation Start/End2177/2177ft

Cascade Mountain Trail

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). This trail connects with the following: Porter Mountain Trail.

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."

"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."

"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."

"Look up . . . and up, and up . . . to catch this gleaming ribbon as it slides down the mountain."

Cascade Mountain Trail Reviews

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The 360 degree views are amazing from the summit of Cascade Mountain. Keep in mind that even thought the hike is considered easier than the other peak climbs in the area, it is still a big climb in a short distance, so be prepared for a moderate challenge. There is a fairly easy ad fun rock scramble as you near the top and it can be a little windy. Bring layers and water and snacks! The summit is so rewarding.

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Trail Information

Adirondack Park
Nearby City
Adirondack Park
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
NYSDEC Region 5, PO Box 296, 1115 NY 86, Ray Brook, 12977, (518) 8971200,
Local Contacts
DeLorme: New York State Atlas & Gazetteer, page 30
Local Maps

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Jul 2018