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Cascade Mountain Trail

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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.5

KM

Point to Point

4,061' 1,238 m

High

2,211' 674 m

Low

1,850' 564 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Leashed

Description

It almost a 4.6 mile roundtrip hike. Terrain is rocky and steep with some muddy patches. Be sure to carry bug spray. Suggest to start early since parking is limited and it attracts quite a few hikers.

Top of the mountain is very windy. Have a jacket or something for layering at the top. View from the top is great and definitely worth the difficult hike. As a hike, it can be completed within 4 - 5 hours with reasonable breaks and some time at the summit.

Hikers can also go to Porter Mountain Trail on nearing the summit. There is a path which takes to porter mountain (0.7 miles).

Contacts

Land Manager: NY DEC - Region 5 Office

Shared By:

Joey Cheng with improvements by Nick Fenner and 1 other

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  4.6 from 19 votes

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Photos

View from top
Aug 18, 2020 near Keene, NY
Summit
Aug 18, 2020 near Keene, NY
Nathan Palmisano near the summit of Cascade.
Jun 8, 2018 near Keene, NY
East view from Cascade summit, 9/29/18
May 20, 2019 near Keene, NY
View from top
Aug 18, 2020 near Keene, NY
Lookout from the slab clearing
Jun 17, 2015 near Keene, NY

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Sep 24, 2021
Brett Nordman
Going down is much harder! The muscles & joints just aren't used to it. Some mud and slippery spots. Saw 3 hiking groups but it wasn't crowded. 1.9mi — 2h 12m
Sep 6, 2021
Olef Tokarew
Sep 5, 2021
Lukas Carls
Jul 7, 2021
Katy Allen
rainy hike with Noah, Katya, and 8 junior campers
Oct 8, 2020
Andrew Chansky
Oct 7, 2020
java bird
4.4mi — 3h 30m
Sep 25, 2020
Nikhila Chaudhari
did cascade and porter together. i visoted porter summit first. with fall foliage it was beautiful on both summits 7.2mi
Sep 17, 2020
Jessica Kardon
No one way straight path. Constant rocky terrain. Gets your heart pumping from the start. Really fun summit. Cool to walk and climb. Hard to go down. — 4h 30m