This final destination lies off any developed and mapped trail system; the use and understanding of GPS and/or map and compass is highly recommended. When traveling off-trail you will experience hazards not realized on a trail, expect more difficult and varying conditions and always lean toward safety as a priority.
How to get there
From the intersection of Route 28 and Big Moose Road in Eagle Bay follow Big Moose Road. Continue for 1.3 miles to the Cascade Lake Trailhead on the right.
This route starts out by following the Cascade Lake Trail. You will hike this well used trail over easy terrain as it drops slightly to the where the old trail comes in on the right. Follow here to the left along an old forest road which is solely used as a foot trail now. Quickly you come to the loop around Cascade Lake, take a right. In this area you can leave the trail at any point and head just east of south up the steep slopes of Cascade Mountain. The forest is open and easy to navigate. In around 0.5 miles you will come to the rock boulder balancing on the shoulder of Cascade Mountain. This is the only true view from the Ridge of Cascade Mountain and it's a dandy.
Experienced hikers can complete this hike in about 3 hours. It is not recommended for families with kids or inexperienced hikers.