Porter Mountain is a gorgeous peak that is frequently summited in conjunction with the very popular Cascade Mountain. It features a small rock summit, and a rock ledge with fantastic views.
Height: 4,058 feet (1237 meters)
Distance: 5.6 miles (9.01 km)
Elevation Gain: 2,293 feet ( 698.9 meters)
Duration: 4-5 hours
Cascade Mountain Trail – 5.6 miles
This trail is the most common way for hikers to summit Cascade Mountain and Porter Mountain. It is an out and back trail that features a mostly gradual gain to the summit. Around 1.8 miles into the trail, you will get your fits good views, and will reach the summit of porter in 2.8 miles. The junction for the summits of Cascade Mountain and Porter Mountain is located 2.1 miles into the trail.
There is parking along NY-73 in various spots near the trailhead.
Porter Mountain is a fantastic winter hike due to the relatively short distance