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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°)

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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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  4.7 from 20 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 27, 2022
Nate B
Aug 18, 2022
Andrea C
Jul 19, 2022
Rachel G
most of the trail is straight scrambles all the way up but the view at the end is worth it. the scrambles make the trail a lot slower than a normal… 4.4mi — 4h 00m
Apr 23, 2022
Greg Franzone
Lots of rocks on the first half of the train in particular. Snow on the second half / higher elevation, which made for a more careful descent
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