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. Total Duration: 4.5 Hours . The main trail starts on route 73 approximately 6.8 miles west of Keen. On alltrails and other sources I've seen, people tend to do cascade and porter from the road entrance (route 73 I believe). 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. Cascade and Porter are widely considered to be the easiest of the Adirondack 46 High Peaks. I was a little reluctant because I didn't want to hold him back but agreed. Heading back down the last 1.5 was melting fast and turning back to mud. 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. I read that porter is most often done with cascade because it is also very easy. Boom! I measure your health by the number of shoes and hats and clothes you have worn out." 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 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). Cascade Summit Bench Mark. 4 years ago. Hiked up today. 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). It was really windy, the summit was covered in … Cascade: 4098′ Elevation gain: 2000′ Porter: 4059′ Elevation gain: +400′ Round Trip Distance: 6.2 miles. Then, as seen below, at the top of this rocky section, it allows views back through the trees. Solid first day to the season. 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. You ascend Little Porter, and then very quickly come upon the real Porter Mountain. Many people also choose Cascade over other high peaks for the views, which are absolutely breathtaking. This is one of the most climbed mountain in the Adirondacks. Check the weather before going as cold conditions and sudden weather changes are frequent. 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 We decided to start me off with Cascade and Porter, not far from town. 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). Porter: 2nd Peak Hiked, Order #38, Elevation 4059'. Time: 7 hours. 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. Mostly beacause all the mini lakes of deep waters surrounded by mud. 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 … Kelly was working in Lake Placid again so I went over to meet her for a hike. 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. Cate got here at 7, and we were on the road by 7:30. You’ll need spikes as you climb higher. From the summit of Porter, Cascade is only a short distance away. I'm not in a hurry though. Porter Mountain: 4068 feet. Next Hike. Great time. 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. Everest. Accomplished: 2 of the 46 high peaks. Cascade and Porter Mountains. 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. Awesome hike up Cascade and Porter Mountain. Definitely glad I had spikes today. 3/4 of the way up you'll encounter the Porter … 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. that'll put her 1 ahead of me in our quest for 46. We arrived at the trailhead on route 73 around … Since it was right there I decided to do Porter as well. The summit was a white out. The trail is a popular destination for Lake Placid hikers and ski enthusiasts. Mostly beacause all the mini lakes of deep waters surrounded by mud. Hikers will be treated to amazing views and a waterfall on their way up. This was listed as a half-day hike, and clearly I was the only one attempting it as an afternoon hike. 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. (Viewed at 70mm) Originally I had planned on flying into Marcy Field in Keene Valley to hike Porter. 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. 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. And off we headed, next stop, PORTER MOUNTAIN!! bring spikes. 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… Now it was time to get off of this summit and head for number 2! The trail starts on Rt 73 and you starts climbing up slowly but not challenging at all. cascade and porter Hiking trail in Shady Corner Curve, New York (United States). Cascade and Porter Mountains. Cascade & Porter : SummitPost.org : Climbing, hiking, mountaineering. Cascade and Porter are the two easiest hikes in the Adirondack 46'er Challenge currently due to the relatively short distance and terrain. There were a lot of people just coming off the trail when I arrived. Sunny again too! I measure your health by the number of shoes and hats and clothes you have worn out." View at the top of Cascade is well worth it. All images are property of adktrailtalesandtails and may not be used unless with express permission. 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. 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. 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. On the summit of Cascade Mountain, Adirondack High Peaks Region, NY. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Saturday morning got off to a great start. Terrain was on the moderate side. Accomplished: 2 of the 46 high peaks. Total Duration: 4.5 Hours . There are no summit markers on this peak, so I took some video so you can see the rock outcropping you’re looking for. From the summit of Porter, Cascade is only a short distance away. Trail had a few inches of snow and a little ice, needed traction at the top. Cascade, Porter August 20th - Cascade and Porter - hiked with friend Joanne McFadden. At about .9 miles, I came to one of those flat spots where this boulder (see below) is located. Went over to porter with much more ice, put on spikes and it was no problem. That said, if you come prepared and take your time, it's worth it in the end! Great hike with the best views of the High Peaks from Cascade. I spent 15 minutes on the summit waiting for the clouds to roll past so I could get a clear shot of Cascade and Big Slide. Parking on Route 73 between Keene and Placid, Trails in good condition as of 12/23. ones you summit you'll have 360° views. The mosquitos must be deliriously happy!) Cascade Mountain & Porter Mountain. One little ladder as the trail heads off to the right. Porter Mtn here we come! I had a minor detour from my Fire Tower Challenge when invited by my cousin to do a couple high peaks. Why not start another list? My boyfriend and I hiked up cascade and porter on 12/6/2020 and one of us dropped a silver iPhone on the trail. Find More Hikes in Adirondack Mountains. Despite their relative ease to summit, they offer excellent views for a lot less work than many other higher peaks. And who want to get a great view for not too much work! 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 Easy hike for awesome views, even in winter. (Viewed at 70mm) Originally I had planned on flying into Marcy Field in Keene Valley to hike Porter. Download its GPS track and follow the route on a map. It took me seven minutes until I ran into the scenic boulder that the little guy below was sitting on. Enjoyed the beautiful day and vista then slogged through the mud over to the less amazing Porter. Cascade Mountain viewed from Porter's summit. Scramble to top of Cascade Mountain from here. 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! Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The trail is exposed and steep with easy rock scrambles along the way. The Cascade Mtn./Porter Mtn. 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 … 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. On alltrails and other sources I've seen, people tend to do cascade and porter from the road entrance (route 73 I believe). 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. My husband hikes with… very little snow, but very likely ice at higher elevations. Typically recommended as a starting point for Adirondack High Peaks. Cascade: 4098′ Elevation gain: 2000′ Porter: 4059′ Elevation gain: +400′ Round Trip Distance: 6.2 miles. wife and i may hit cascade/porter on sunday. Thank you! wife and i may hit cascade/porter on sunday. Hiked it 11.27, temp low 40's at the start. By the time I got to the turnoff for Porter, there were snow drifts over a foot high. The trail to porter was MUDDY. Trail starts out at the parking lot. 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). There short distance comes as a deterrent to me. Cascade is 36th at 4098 ft., and Porter … The trailhead is about 300 meters west from the small lake in the pass. Why not start another list? High Peak #1. It is about 6 miles round trip for both peaks. 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. Hiking info for Cascade Mountain and Porter Mountain, located in Adirondack Park, New York. Duration: 10 … 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… I spent a good 10 minutes there talking to Lauren from Rochester before heading up to do Cascade first. The summit can be crowded during the summer months. High Peak #1. 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. Back at the split, I took the trail that goes off to the right at the junction to head to Porter. Clouds were packed in so no views today. I read that porter is most often done with cascade because it is also very easy. Record your own itinerary from the Wikiloc app, upload the trail and share it with the community. 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