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 4.1 mile 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. It touches Cascade Creek at a nice waterside spot for a picnic.
The trail leaves the trailhead from a clear-cut at 4,193 feet elevation, then climbs northeast, enters 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.
At a Glance
05/19/2015: Trail has been cleared of debris. Expect snow above 6,000'.
Wilderness Permit Required. Free self-issued permit available at trailhead.
From Trout Lake, Washington take Mt. Adams Road north at the gas station and continue for a few miles to the fork in the road. Fork to the left on Forest Road 23 following the signs for Randle, WA. 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.
Recreation areas with activity Mountain Climbing:
Lake and Pond Fishing
Recreation areas with activity Lake and Pond Fishing:
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.