Vicinity trail map of the Mt Adams Wilderness including: Round the Mountain #9, Looking Glass Lake #9A, High Camp #10, Stagman Ridge #12, Muddy Meadows #13, Shorthorn #16, Divide Camp #112, Killen Creek Trail #113, High Line trail #114, and South Climb #183.
The 3.1 miles Killen Creek Trail climbs through forested areas and open meadows within Mt. Adams Wilderness. It offers spectacular views of Mt. Adams and wildflowers in season. A historic old cabin built by sheepherders who used the area for summer pasture is visible about 2 miles from trailhead. The trail ends on the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 at about 6000 feet near the intersection with High Camp Trail #10.
At a Glance
4/20/2016: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Wilderness permit required to enter Mt Adams Wilderness. Permits are free and self-issued at trailhead.
Purchase of a Cascades Volcano Pass is required if you are climbing above 7,000 feet elevation in Mt. Adams Wilderness, between June 1 and September 30. These are also available at the trailhead.
From Trout Lake, WA take Mt Adams Road for 1.3 mi. Continue on Forest Road 23 towards Randle and follow for approximately 23 miles. Then take Forest Road 2329 (towards Takhlakh Lake) and follow for about 5 miles to the trailhead.
An old cabin site is visible approximately 2 miles from the trailhead. The cabin was built by sheepherders who used this area for summer pastures. The trail offers spectacular views of Mt. Adams and wildflower displays. The trail ends on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000 at 6,084 feet. Here you have the option of continuing on the High Camp Trail #10. It was later used by sheepherders on their way to summer pastures. Please stay on the trail and do not disturb the cabin site.