Elevation

4,098 ft / 1,249 m

#48 in New York

#35,470 in United States

Prominence

1,178 ft / 359 m

#59 in New York

#1,857 in United States

Summits

420 summits

#1 in New York

#10 in United States

Top climbing months

July   15%

August   15%

September  12%

Most climbed route

Trail from Route 73

5.8 mi • 2,292 ft gain

Highlights

  • 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 climbed in the same outing.
151 summits • 5.8 mi • 2,292 ft gain • 5 hr 8 min
8 summits • 6.1 mi • 2,392 ft gain • 5 hr 6 min
1 summit • 5.0 mi • 1,867 ft gain • 4 hr 6 min
1 summit • 5.1 mi • 1,886 ft gain • 4 hr 29 min
1 summit • 6.6 mi • 2,363 ft gain • 5 hr 26 min
1 summit • 8.5 mi • 2,249 ft gain • 6 hr 17 min

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