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.
This trail is used primarily as an access to climb the North Cleaver Route on Mt. Adams within Mt. Adams Wilderness.
The 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
02/19/2015: Closed due to snow.
Free self-issue Wilderness Permit Required. Permit available at trailheads.Cascades Volcano Pass required above 7,000' elevation in Mt. Adams Wilderness, June 1 - September 30.
Wilderness Regulations Apply. No fires are allowed above 6,000 foot elevation. (Uphill of PCT #2000 or Round the Mountain Trail #9.)
The Trail is accessed from the Killen Creek Trail #113. This trailhead is located on Forest Road 2329. To reach Forest Road 2329 from the Ranger Station in Randle, Washington take Highway 12 west to the interesection with County Road 131. Turn left on this road and continue to the fork where the road splits to become Forest Roads 23 and 25. At the fork stay to the left to take Forest Road 23 and continue to drive south. At the interesection with Forest Road 2329, marked with a sign for Takhlakh Lake, turn left on to Forest Road 2329. Drive past the campground to the trailhead for Killen Creek Trail. To reach the trailhead from the Ranger Station in Trout Lake, Washington travel east down the hillon 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 90. At this intersection follow the signs, making a left then an immediate right to stay on Forest Road 23, and travel up to the intersection with Forest Road 2329. Turn right on to Forest Road 2329. Drive past the campground to the Killen Creek Trail trailhead.
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).
See activity description under Backpacking.
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.