This 4,098' tall peak along with it's neighbor Porter at 4,084 are great starter peaks for aspiring 46ers as they are close to the road an a relatively easy climb, albeit steep. When you get to the junction and you are tired take the time to rest on Cascade and continue on to Porter as this is the easiest way to get both mountains.
The main trail starts on route 73 approximately 6.8 miles west of Keen. The trailhead is about 300 meters west from the small lake in the pass.
You can fill-out a self issue permit at the trailhead.