Trail From Cascade Lakes/Rt 73

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New York, United States, North America
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Half a day
Class I (YDS)

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Created On: Aug 8, 2005
Last Edited On: Mar 16, 2006


You Start at the Rt. 73 Trailhead which is on the same side of the road as the lakes. To get there From I-87 Take Exit 30 and heads twards lake Placid. Go throught the towns of St Huberts, Keene Valley, and Keene. After Keene you will go past Cascade Lakes. the Parking lot is after the Lakes. Park only on the same side of the road as the trailhead.

Route Description

Starting at the highway (0.0) the red blazed trail decends to the trail register Please Sing In
From there the trail swings right and levles out and crosses a brok a 0.4 miles then climbs easily to 0.7 miles
Form 0.7 miles to 1.2 miles the climbs range from moderate to steep.
At 1.2 miles you reach the crest of the ridge but there are some moderate climbs ahead with flat sections.
At 1.8 miles you reach a ledge with good views. the grade then eases to the trail jonction with Porter Mt. at 2.1 miles, turn left and reach the base of the open rocks.
Once at the rocks follow the yellow painted blazes and stay to the right. It is esaier.
you will reach the summit at 2.4 miles

Essential Gear

Basic day hike gear for summer and snowshoes for winter.

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Trail From Cascade Lakes/Rt 73

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