Elevation

4,059 ft / 1,237 m

#52 in New York

#35,681 in United States

Prominence

295 ft / 90 m

#349 in New York

#8,058 in United States

Summits

351 summits

#4 in New York

#23 in United States

Top climbing months

August   17%

July   16%

September  12%

Most climbed route

Cascade Peak to Porter Trail

5.9 mi • 2,273 ft gain

Highlights

  • Porter Mountain is one of the Adirondack High Peaks in Adirondack Park.
  • Somewhat overshadowed by its higher and more popular neighbor, Cascade Mountain, with which it is often climbed, Porter is nevertheless rewarding.
  • While it lacks the pseudo-alpine open summit of Cascade, there are nevertheless wide views available from the summit, particularly of the Johns Brook Valley to the east (which Porter blocks from Cascade); it is often less crowded than Cascade.
  • A yellow-blazed trail leaves the trail to Cascade about 0.5 mile short of that mountain's summit and leads down into the col between the two peaks about 1 mile to Porter's summit.
  • It is also possible to follow this trail from its other terminus, over neighboring Blueberry Mountain from Keene Valley, although that involves a greater vertical ascent and a longer trip.
50 summits • 5.9 mi • 2,273 ft gain • 4 hr 24 min
42 summits • 5.8 mi • 2,292 ft gain • 4 hr 35 min
39 summits • 6.1 mi • 2,392 ft gain • 5 hr 28 min
1 summit • 8.5 mi • 2,249 ft gain • 6 hr 17 min

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