Trailhead: South Climb


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

Two main parking areas in Cold Springs Campground that can fill up quickly during the summer season.  Drive with caution; traffic can be heavy in the high season.  Road is steep and narrow, with sharp switchbacks.  No RVs or trailers.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 06/28/2014: Open
Fees $5/vehicle/day
Permit Info: Wilderness Permit required if entering Mt. Adams Wilderness. Free self-issue Wilderness Permit available at trailhead.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations Apply   
Closest Towns: Trout Lake, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
  • Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
  • Cascade Volcano Pass required if continuing on trail above 7000 feet. Passes available at the Trout Lake Ranger District office. (A valid Cascades Volcano Pass parking stub may also be used as as a form of fee payment at trailhead.)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Adams Ranger District See also: South Climb Trail #183

General Information

Directions: Forest Road 80, to 8040, to 8040-500. Trailhead is at Cold Springs campground just south of the Mt. Adams Wilderness where South Climb trail No. 183 and Cold Springs trail No. 72 depart.



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