Cascade Mountain

Cascade Mountain is an ADK 46er in the Adirondack High Peaks region of Adirondack Park. Its name comes from a series of waterfalls on a brook near the mountain's base. 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 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 mountain's bare-rock summit resembles the alpine summits found on many higher peaks but instead is the result of a 1903 fire. Porter Mountain, another of the ADK 46ers, is an easy side-trip that is usually bagged in the same outing.

Cascade Mountain SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by scott

207 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Dec 30, 2016. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs.

Routes Used trails & approaches

51% Trail from Route 73

28% Trail to Route 73

10% To Porter

6% Cascade Lakes

2% from Porter


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4,098 ft / 1,249 m


1,178 ft / 359 m

Height Rank Range

Adirondack Mountains


New York, United States

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