Hi everyone, I'm working on planning a route for some friends and I to do and thought cascade and porter would be nice. Cascade and Porter are two of the most accessible (and therefore most popular) of the Adirondack High Peaks. Cascade Mountain viewed from Porter's summit. Cascade is 36th at 4098 ft., and Porter … View from Porter Mountain, that's Cascade Mountain, the first peak we were on. After spending another five minutes deleting old photos since I had run out of storage, I made my way up the trail and in five minutes hit the split for Cascade and Porter which is well marked with signage (see below). The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Sunny again too! The trail is a popular destination for Lake Placid hikers and ski enthusiasts. Why not start another list? Cascade Mountain and Porter Mountain via Cascade Mountain Trail is a 10.5 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Keene, New York that features a river and is rated as moderate. I left the junction at 8:15 a.m. and the trail goes across some boards before coming to the alpine zone of the summit. The mosquitos must be deliriously happy!) This is a 5.5 mile out-and-back hike with 2500 cumulative feet of elevation gain that takes about 2-4 hours to complete. It took 23 minutes from the junction of Cascade and Porter to reach the summit right about at 9 in the morning. The summit was a white out. wife and i may hit cascade/porter on sunday. (Viewed at 70mm) Originally I had planned on flying into Marcy Field in Keene Valley to hike Porter. Record your own itinerary from the Wikiloc app, upload the trail and share it with the community. Cascade reaches a height of 1290m and involves at least a 4.8 mile (7.7km) round-trip hike from the trailhead to the summit and back with an elevation gain of 606 meters. Awesome hike up Cascade and Porter Mountain. cascade and porter Hiking trail in Shady Corner Curve, New York (United States). In today's conditions (very , very icy) I'd say this is a HARD hike if you do not have the proper equipment. Parking costs $5 in Keane Valley, free off Cascade Trail. The trail drops down right away with some decent elevation descent, but not for too long. The trailhead is about 300 meters west from the small lake in the pass. I'm not in a hurry though. There were a lot of people just coming off the trail when I arrived. Many people also choose Cascade over other high peaks for the views, which are absolutely breathtaking. 4 years ago. Trail starts out at the parking lot. You ascend Little Porter, and then very quickly come upon the real Porter Mountain. Trail had a few inches of snow and a little ice, needed traction at the top. After being very careful I made it to the summit, where the winds were a sustained 50 knots and the views were incredible! No views today because of the weather. Well, we’ve now hiked this route basically three times: last summer we hiked Cascade with some friends before we decided to do the 46, then a few weeks later we did Porter after we decided to do the 46, and now we’re … The ascent is … Search for: Cascade and Porter. The trail is exposed and steep with easy rock scrambles along the way. 4 years ago. But I was looking for an easy climb and chose Cascade. Cascade, Porter, Little Porter, and Big Slide Posted on September 9, 2016 September 13, 2016 I had five days available, with five “normal” hikes planned; any chance to string multiples together would save me from driving on a hiking day, which is always welcome. Accomplished: 2 of the 46 high peaks. I was a little reluctant because I didn't want to hold him back but agreed. that'll put her 1 ahead of me in our quest for 46. Descended Cascade, had a quick bite to eat and headed over to the summit of Porter, which was also cold with low visibility, but not nearly as windy. Why not start another list? Easy hike for awesome views, even in winter. That said, if you come prepared and take your time, it's worth it in the end! Multiple groups turned around mid hike due to all of the ice. With that being said this was the goal ! Terrain was on the moderate side. Since it was right there I decided to do Porter as well. ). Total Duration: 4.5 Hours . Distance: 6.2 miles Elevation: Approximately 2900 feet Our Time: 3.5 hours Trailhead Location: Cascade Mountain Trailhead, Cascade Mountain Foot Trail, Lake Placid, NY 12946 Hi everyone, I'm working on planning a route for some friends and I to do and thought cascade and porter would be nice. Porter was also a let down due to the clouds and cold rain. It only took seven minutes to get back to the Cascade/Porter junction. I left my house at 2:20 in the morning and arrived at the parking area at 6:20 a.m. to ensure I got a decent parking spot as I've read that the Adirondacks have been pretty busy during these times. Cascade & Porter : SummitPost.org : Climbing, hiking, mountaineering. The bald summit of cascade You'll have great views of the surrounding High Peaks and the wooded summit of Porter. Very muddy conditions, very little ice up to cascade (spikes not needed today). Hi everyone, Now it was time to get off of this summit and head for number 2! The moderately steep ascent of Cascade and Porter began. Cascade Summit Bench Mark. At 9:15 a.m., I started down, getting to the flat section at 9:30 a.m. and climbing quickly back up to the split for Cascade and Porter at 9:36 in the morning. You ascend Little Porter, and then very quickly come upon the real Porter Mountain. This is a 5.5 mile out-and-back hike with 2500 cumulative feet of elevation gain that takes about 2-4 hours to complete. And who want to get a great view for not too much work! This is one of the most climbed mountain in the Adirondacks. Cascade Mountain: 4098 feet. This was our second hike in winter conditions, but the previous one up Phelps was early enough in the season that it … Enjoyed the beautiful day and vista then slogged through the mud over to the less amazing Porter. All images are property of adktrailtalesandtails and may not be used unless with express permission. The route climbed steadily up roughly 2000 vertical feet towards Cascade and Porter. Cascade, Porter August 20th - Cascade and Porter - hiked with friend Joanne McFadden. The hike back to the trail junction seemed to take no time at all. I measure your health by the number of shoes and hats and clothes you have worn out." Cascade Mountain and Porter Mountain via Cascade Mountain Trail is a 6.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Keene, New York that features a river and is rated as moderate. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Great hike with the best views of the High Peaks from Cascade. This was listed as a half-day hike, and clearly I was the only one attempting it as an afternoon hike. The trail will then start to head back up and to the left. There were a lot of people just coming off the trail when I arrived. Descended Cascade, had a quick bite to eat and headed over to the summit of Porter, which was also cold with low visibility, but not nearly as windy. Clouds were packed in so no views today. The parking area for Cascade and Porter currently sits on the right side of Route 73, about ten minutes out of Lake Placid. Hiked it 11.27, temp low 40's at the start. Search for: Cascade and Porter. Sean’s blustery ascent of Cascade. I only spent five minutes up on the summit. The trailhead can be reached from Route 73 before reaching Cascade Lakes. Despite their relative ease to summit, they offer excellent views for a lot less work than many other higher peaks. Cascade, Porter August 20th - Cascade and Porter - hiked with friend Joanne McFadden. At the hour and twenty minute mark, the trail comes to the first technical area with some nice exposed rock as seen below. 6/21/14 Parked on the road early morning with already a good number of cars and headed up the 2-mi climb to Cascade. Record your own itinerary from the Wikiloc app, upload the trail and share it with the community. The top of cascade was intense wind/cold and a total whiteout. The Cascade Mtn./Porter Mtn. What more could you ask for? The Cascade trail primarily consists of a rocky dried up stream, challenging your ankles, knees, and hips. Mostly beacause all the mini lakes of deep waters surrounded by mud. and then ice - spikes are a must. Cascade and Porter Mountains have a reputation as some of the easiest 46ers to climb. From there, 0.7 miles to Porter summit. Porter Mountain: 4068 feet. Summiting Porter Mountain The trail to Porter from the Cascade/Porter junction (see photo to the left) is only 0.7 miles (1.1 km). I'm not in a hurry though. Great time. When I got above tree line on Cascade, I felt like I was on Mt. Hiking stats at a glance: 5.7 miles 4 hrs total with lengthy summit stops ~2,250 ft of elevation gain 2 High Peaks - Cascade Mountain 4,098 ft, Porter Mountain 4,058 ft This weekend in the Adirondack High Peaks was a little different than usual as I brought my girlfriend Kelly with me for her… All images are property of adktrailtalesandtails and may not be used unless with express permission. Pitchoff Mountain and Balancing Rocks Trail, Big Slide Mountain via The Brothers, Slide Mountain Brook and Phelps Trail Loop, Upper/Lower Wolfjaw & Armstrong from the Garden, Cascade, Jackrabbit, Lower Brookside, and Beaver Run Ski Loop, Pitchoff Mountain and Balancing Rocks via Pitchoff and Cascade Trailhead, Cascade Mountain and Porter Mountain via Cascade Mountain Trail. Peaks: Cascade and Porter Distance: 4.7 Trail Map Hiking in the winter adds an entirely different dynamic to climbing, particularly if there is a lot of snow and wind. At about .9 miles, I came to one of those flat spots where this boulder (see below) is located. Porter: 2nd Peak Hiked, Order #38, Elevation 4059'. I measure your health by the number of shoes and hats and clothes you have worn out." Hiking trip report, map, and photos for Cascade Mountain and Porter Mountain, located in Adirondack Park, New York. And off we headed, next stop, PORTER MOUNTAIN!! July 10, 2017 July 30, 2017 / wintercow20 July 30, 2017 / wintercow20 View Cascade and Porter Mountains in a larger map. Cascade and Porter Mountains. Cascade and Porter Mountains - Adirondacks Day 2 of my Adirondack weekend, a few of us decided to hike Cascade and Porter Mtn. The Cascade Mtn./Porter Mtn. We decided to start me off with Cascade and Porter, not far from town. Her first of the High Peaks, my 3rd and 4th. The hike back to the trail junction seemed to take no time at all. Cascade, Porter, Little Porter, and Big Slide Posted on September 9, 2016 September 13, 2016 I had five days available, with five “normal” hikes planned; any chance to string multiples together would save me from driving on a hiking day, which is always welcome. Parking on Route 73 between Keene and Placid, Trails in good condition as of 12/23. 2-3 inches of powder, so micro spikes all the way. There are a couple of false summits as you head up and the trail heads over to the right before the final climb to the top. I had a minor detour from my Fire Tower Challenge when invited by my cousin to do a couple high peaks. Find More Hikes in Adirondack Mountains. It’s not technical at all, just constantly upward. Muddy at the bottom and a couple inches of snow most of the way. It was another ten minutes of climbing to the next resting spot where there was some gray paint on a few trees. Porter Mountain: 4068 feet. Peaks: Cascade and Porter Distance: 4.7 Trail Map Hiking in the winter adds an entirely different dynamic to climbing, particularly if there is a lot of snow and wind. There’s a little scramble right away as you come out of the woods. I read that porter is most often done with cascade because it is also very easy. It was really windy, the summit was covered in … From there, 0.7 miles to Porter summit. Granted, I’m pretty small... maybe others were ok ( which reminds me - the register box was so high, I couldn’t reach it to sign in! You can fill-out a self issue permit at the trailhead. Well, we’ve now hiked this route basically three times: last summer we hiked Cascade with some friends before we decided to do the 46, then a few weeks later we did Porter after we decided to do the 46, and now we’re … Porter Mtn here we come! The hike starts out with some light elevation for the first twenty minutes along a stony pathway. Cascade Mountain: 4098 feet. It's not as heavily traveled as Cascade and provides a nice short hike through dense woods. I was a little reluctant because I didn't want to hold him back but agreed. The ascent is … From there, it took me an hour to head back, getting to the sign-in book at 10:36 in the morning. But once we got to the top of Porter we got to have a short break and we got to eat some gorp and gold fish until we saw and heard a thunderstorm coming in our direction so we decided to start heading down. Posted on February 27, 2016 April 10, 2016 by Duncan. The trail to porter was MUDDY. Short drive past the Olympic Ski Centre, more gentle slopes, similar distance too yesterday. Cascade Summit Bench Mark. There are no summit markers on this peak, so I took some video so you can see the rock outcropping you’re looking for. It's not as heavily traveled as Cascade and provides a nice short hike through dense woods. But I made pretty good time since I was fresh and these were high peaks number fifty-two and fifty-three for me, or six and seven on my second round. Cascade: 1st Peak Hiked, Order #36, Elevation 4098'. Cascade reaches a height of 1290m and involves at least a 4.8 mile (7.7km) round-trip hike from the trailhead to the summit and back with an elevation gain of 606 meters. From the summit of Porter, Cascade is only a short distance away. One little ladder as the trail heads off to the right. Reading and hearing that Cascade was the easiest of the high peaks it was an obvious choice to make it my first high peak as well. Check the weather before going as cold conditions and sudden weather changes are frequent. bring spikes. I read that porter is most often done with cascade because it is also very easy. The trail was muddy and wet the first mile and about 4 inches of snow there after. Even though it was not snowing at the trail head, both peaks were white out when we got up there. Kelly was working in Lake Placid again so I went over to meet her for a hike. Two down, 44 to go! You’ll need spikes as you climb higher. But once we got to the top of Porter we got to have a short break and we got to eat some gorp and gold fish until we saw and heard a thunderstorm coming in our direction so we decided to start heading down. To become an Adirondack 46er, you need to hike the 46 peaks over 4,000′. Cascade Mountain is considered one of the easiest and shortest Adirondack High Peak hikes. Since it was right there I decided to do Porter as well. But I was looking for an easy climb and chose Cascade. Cascade and Porter are always hiked together if one is trying to complete the challenge, simply because these two summits share the same trail for the first 2.1 miles (3.34 Km.). Heading back down the last 1.5 was melting fast and turning back to mud. This was our second hike in winter conditions, but the previous one up Phelps was early enough in the season that it … On the descent, we heard what we thought to be 6 blows of an emergency whistle, thinking that someone was in distress, but were relieved to find that it was just the woman calling her dog. Scramble to top of Cascade Mountain from here. (Viewed at 70mm) Originally I had planned on flying into Marcy Field in Keene Valley to hike Porter. It is only 2.4 miles to the summit of Cascade (4.8 miles round trip) and an additional 1.4 miles out and back to the summit of Porter Mountain. Summiting Porter Mountain The trail to Porter from the Cascade/Porter junction (see photo to the left) is only 0.7 miles (1.1 km). The total trail time was 4 hours and 6 minutes with around 30 minutes of down time talking to other hikers, deleting photos, and using the restroom. I had a minor detour from my Fire Tower Challenge when invited by my cousin to do a couple high peaks. Pretty cold, layer up and micro spikes are a must. On the summit of Cascade Mountain, Adirondack High Peaks Region, NY. One thing about this hike that makes it so family friendly is that after doing some elevation, it tends to give you a little flat spot to recover. The views are nice, but I was pretty sweaty from the climb and started to get cold so I came down. Hiked up today. By the time we reached the summit, we were drenched, and getting chilled. Cascade and Porter. Cascade: 4098′ Elevation gain: 2000′ Porter: 4059′ Elevation gain: +400′ Round Trip Distance: 6.2 miles. The cascade summit was so windy that I struggled to stand; crawled to the summit because by golly I got that far , I was gonna make it the whole way! If you must do these two mountains, and you want to get anything out of your efforts, wait for a clear day. It is only 2.4 miles to the summit of Cascade (4.8 miles round trip) and an additional 1.4 miles out and back to the summit of Porter Mountain. Trail starts out at the parking lot. On alltrails and other sources I've seen, people tend to do cascade and porter from the road entrance (route 73 I believe). July 10, 2017 July 30, 2017 / wintercow20 July 30, 2017 / wintercow20 Mostly beacause all the mini lakes of deep waters surrounded by mud. Cascade Mountain is considered one of the easiest and shortest Adirondack High Peak hikes. The hike in was enjoyable but icy. The trail is fairly easy and consistent up until the last tenth of the mile where the bald peak becomes visible and the real fun begins. There short distance comes as a deterrent to me. This trail is often recommended for first time hikers of the high peaks since it's easy (in relative terms only) and beautiful (non relative terms). We decided to set our sights on this much easier hike instead, and headed out on a sunny September morning. To become an Adirondack 46er, you need to hike the 46 peaks over 4,000′. The fresh snow obscured the trail in places, and I got a little lost just shy of the porter summit; walked around in circles a bit. On alltrails and other sources I've seen, people tend to do cascade and porter from the road entrance (route 73 I believe). ones you summit you'll have 360° views. Cascade and Porter Mountain: For my first practice hike, I selected Cascade Mountain in the Adirondack Mountains in New York State on the advice of my friend Sonia. that'll put her 1 ahead of me in our quest for 46. Who built that, the jolly green giant? My husband hikes with… 6/21/14 Parked on the road early morning with already a good number of cars and headed up the 2-mi climb to Cascade. High Peak #1. Her first of the High Peaks, my 3rd and 4th. We took the easy option today. Microspikes is a must from start to finish. 12/11 I dropped my pack at the lookout since I was going to be coming back down this way and continued up the trail for another five minutes until hitting the small summit of Porter. The whole hike took me four hours and six minutes, with thirty minutes of down time put in there to talk with other hikers. Enjoyed the beautiful day and vista then slogged through the mud over to the less amazing Porter. Sean’s blustery ascent of Cascade. I ended up running into another cool solo hiker a mile down the trail, Kai (Kay), and we hiked the rest of the way out together. Two down, 44 to go! At an elevation of 4,098 feet, Cascade Mountain sits at #36 on the Adirondack 46er Peak List – Porter, at 4,059 feet, is #38. ). Porter Mtn here we come! Typically recommended as a starting point for Adirondack High Peaks. Cascade and Porter "When you have worn out your shoes, the strength of the shoe leather has passed into the fiber of your body. Porter was a bit more difficult then going up Cascade. wife and i may hit cascade/porter on sunday. Micro spikes worked perfectly. Cascade Mountain & Porter Mountain. Then, as seen below, at the top of this rocky section, it allows views back through the trees. I fell more times than I can count, but that may be due to my hiking boots not being appropriate for the ice. Cascade 4,098ft and Porter 4,084ft are two easy peaks which are usually hiked together. The summit can be crowded during the summer months. There are three major trails that lead to these summits, but we decided to stick with the shortest and most accessible of … I dropped my pack by the ladder, knowing I wanted to eat a snack out of the wind and then hit the summit at 8:25 a.m. and took a quick shot next to the survey marker that’s atop the mountain. Download its GPS track and follow the route on a map. This was 35 minutes into the hike. Cascade and Porter Mountains. With that being said this was the goal ! I spent five minutes using a little trail off to the left for a potty break since it looked like it was going to open up after the climb. Went over to porter with much more ice, put on spikes and it was no problem. Cascade was very windy, but beautiful clear skies! My husband hikes with… Cate got here at 7, and we were on the road by 7:30. Saturday morning got off to a great start. This trail is often recommended for first time hikers of the high peaks since it's easy (in relative terms only) and beautiful (non relative terms). cascade and porter Hiking trail in Shady Corner Curve, New York (United States). Cascade and Porter are widely considered to be the easiest of the Adirondack 46 High Peaks. STATE: New York TOWN: Keene Valley DESTINATION: Cascade Mountain / Porter Mountain ELEVATION: 4098 Feet / 4068 Feet SUMMIT COORDINATES: Porter Mountain: N44 12.745, W73 51.235Porter Mountain: N44 12.745, W73 51.235 From the summit of Porter, Cascade is only a short distance away. The Hike Cascade Mountain & Porter Mountain Cascade: 1st Peak Hiked, Order #36, Elevation 4098' Porter: 2nd Peak Hiked, Order #38, Elevation 4059' Duration: 10 Hours Distance: 6.5 Miles September 17, 2002 I hiked Cascade and Porter on a whim while looking for a longer hike than the two hour treks that I’d grown accustomed to. I was geared up and on trail by 6:30 in the morning. Cascade and Porter are two of the easiest High Peaks to reach, thanks to maintained trails and a relatively manageable hike length (that still delivers a workout). Cascade and porter from garden parking? Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Cascade and Porter are widely considered to be the easiest of the Adirondack 46 High Peaks. This was listed as a half-day hike, and clearly I was the only one attempting it as an afternoon hike. Hiking info for Cascade Mountain and Porter Mountain, located in Adirondack Park, New York. I thought about testing one but then I remembered that I promised my girlfriend I'd be careful. These were peaks fifty-two and fifty-three as I began working on a second round of the challenge, so my pace was just above a normal hiker on the way up and very quick on the way down. bring spikes. Download its GPS track and follow the route on a map. High Peak #1. You can also reach Porter Mountain from the Cascade Mountain Trail for just an extra 1.5 miles if you feel like doing both in the same day. A lot of people will climb the boulder for views or photos, but with the family up there, I chose to turn right and then climb up some rock a little further down from the boulder for a lookout point and some similar views as seen below. Windy on cascade, but not ski goggle windy. Hiking stats at a glance: 5.7 miles 4 hrs total with lengthy summit stops ~2,250 ft of elevation gain 2 High Peaks - Cascade Mountain 4,098 ft, Porter Mountain 4,058 ft This weekend in the Adirondack High Peaks was a little different than usual as I brought my girlfriend Kelly with me for her… Typically recommended as a starting point for Adirondack High Peaks. Cascade and Porter Mountain: For my first practice hike, I selected Cascade Mountain in the Adirondack Mountains in New York State on the advice of my friend Sonia. Hikers will be treated to amazing views and a waterfall on their way up. Porter was a bit more difficult then going up Cascade. Is 2.4 mIles to summit of cascade, the last 0.2 miles is a open rock scrambling but I'm the winter when the weather is bad a can get really nasty so be prepared for the conditions. Cascade and Porter are always hiked together if one is trying to complete the challenge, simply because these two summits share the same trail for the first 2.1 miles (3.34 Km. The camera stayed packed away. We arrived at the trailhead on route 73 around … Cascade and Porter. There is one little lot right at the trail head and a host of secondary lots up the hill from the trail as well as down the hill to the east of the sign-in book. On the summit of Cascade Mountain, Adirondack High Peaks Region, NY 2/12/2011: On the summit of Cascade Mountain, Adirondack High Peaks Region, NY 2/12/2011: Looking from Cascade to Porter Mt. It took me seven minutes until I ran into the scenic boulder that the little guy below was sitting on. Moderate hike with some inclines to get you warm. Kelly was working in Lake Placid again so I went over to meet her for a hike. Saturday morning got off to a great start. If found please contact 973-768-5981. Thank you! Solid first day to the season. The primary target for this hike is the large bald summit of Cascade Mountain, which boasts extraordinary 360-degree views. Cascade Mountain Trail is a popular hiking trail to access Porter Mountain and Cascade Mountain peaks. Total Duration: 4.5 Hours . Many people also choose Cascade over other high peaks for the views, which are absolutely breathtaking. For us this was an out and back hike. Everest. View at the top of Cascade is well worth it. Time: 7 hours. Cascade is often hiked on its own by people who are new to hiking in the area. Views over the rest of the high peaks and a nice view back at the open summit of Cascade. 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