4,098 ft / 1,249 m

#47 in New York

#33,829 in United States


1,178 ft / 359 m

#58 in New York

#1,531 in United States


306 summits

#2 in New York

#22 in United States

Top climbing months

July   16%

August   14%

September  10%

Most climbed route

Trail from Route 73


  • 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.