Trail #10 High Camp


General trail map of the Mt Adams Wilderness area.

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.

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This Trail Open to Hiker and Equestrian Use.

This sort 0.7 mile trail is used primarily as an access to climb the North Cleaver Route on Mt. Adams within Mt. Adams Wilderness. Accessed via Killen Creek Trail #113 on the north side of Mount Adams.

The High Camp Trail ends in a high alpine meadow (6,928' elevation) with a dramatic views of Mt. Adams, Goat Rocks and Mt. Rainier. The trail gives access to the North Cleaver and Mt. Adams Glacier climbing routes on Mt. Adams.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 09/9/2015: Open
Permit Info:
  • Wilderness Permit Required. Permits are free and self issued at trailheads. 
  • Cascades Volcano Pass required above 7,000' elevation in Mt. Adams Wilderness, June 1 - September 30.      
Open Season: Summer - Fall
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations apply.    
  • No fires are allowed above 6,000 foot elevation.  (Uphill of PCT #2000 or Round the Mountain Trail #9.)
Closest Towns: Trout Lake, WA; Randle, WA
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Adams Ranger District

General Information


The Trail is accessed from the Killen Creek Trail #113 via Killen Creek Trail trailhead.



Hide detail HIDE

Mountain Climbing

The trail is heavily used and was likely the route taken on the first documented ascent of Mt. Adams in 1854 (the south side climb, which is the most popular route today, was not the first route used to reach the summit).


Show detail SHOW

Nature Viewing

Show detail SHOW

Winter Sports

Show detail SHOW

Related Information

Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
0.7 miles

  Elevation : 
6100' - 6800'