4,059 ft / 1,237 m

#51 in New York

#34,042 in United States


295 ft / 90 m

#329 in New York

#6,767 in United States


248 summits

#4 in New York

#35 in United States

Top climbing months

August   17%

July   16%

September  9%

Most climbed route

Cascade Peak to Porter Trail


  • 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.