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 Trail follows a long ridge through timber, meadows and the burned area from the Cascade Creek Fire. It offering views of Avalanche and White Salmon Glaciers, and ends at the junction with the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail on top of the ridge at 5,800'. It touches Cascade Creek at a nice waterside spot for a picnic.
At a Glance
02/19/2015: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Free self-issue Wilderness Permit Required. Permit available at trailhead.
From Trout Lake, Washington travel east down the hill on Highway 141 to the V intersection with Mt. Adams Road at the gas station. Turn left on to Mt. Adams Road and continue to the fork in the road. Fork to the left following the signs for Randle on to Forest Road 23. Stay on Forest Road 23 to the intersection with Forest Road 8031 about 10 miles from the gas station. Turn right on to Forest Road 8031 cross the bridge and turn left on to Spur Road 070 at the sign for the trail. Continue north on Spur 070 about 3 miles, turn right on to Spur Road 120 at the well used intersection and continue to trailhead.
Lake and Pond Fishing
See activity description under Backpacking.
The trail leaves Road 8031.120 from a clear-cut at 4,193 feet elevation, then climbs northeast, enters the Mt. Adams Wilderness, and continues through heavy timber and rocky slopes. The trail ends at the junction with the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000 on top of the ridge at 5,800' elevation.
The scar from a massive debris avalanche can be seen from this trail. The avalanche occurred in 1920 and again in August 1997. It originated in the Avalanche Glacier cirque, at approximately 12,000' elevation.