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 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
11/19/2015: Closed due to snow. Trails are not maintained in winter or 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. Permits are free and self issued at trailheads.
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).
High Camp Trail is located in the northern part of the Mt. Adams Wilderness, directly across from Killen Creek Trail #113 and the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000. It is used primarily as access to climb the North Cleaver Route on Mt. Adams. The trail ends in a high alpine meadow (6,928 feet elevation).
Views of Adams Glacier, Mt. Rainier, Mount St. Helens, and the Goat Rocks.