Mount Adams

Mount Adams is the second highest mountain in New Hampshire after Mt. Washington. Located in the Northern Presidential Range, Mount Adams was named after John Adams, the second president of the US. There are two major subsidiary peaks of Mt. Adams: Mount Sam Adams and Mount Quincy Adams. The Appalachian Trail traverses the col between Mount Adams and Mount Sam Adams, on a path called "Gulfside Trail." To the north and east is Mount Madison and to the south and west is Mount Jefferson. Mount Adams is one of 9 peaks included in the famous Presidential Traverse, or Presi Traverse, which is typically done as a multi-day hut-to-hut outing or as an extreme day hike.

Mount Adams SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by wskendal

293 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Oct 20, 2016. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs. Based on the summit log, the most popular climbing routes and hiking trails to the summit are The airline trail, Lowes path and Presidential Traverse.

Others who’ve summited Mount Adams

  • wskendal
  • snodough
  • spencernowak
  • StoneMan
  • sli74
  • shandril
  • savvy350
  • hyland03276
  • cberthiaume
  • MountainMark
  • rscimagery
  • galvinami
  • cellsman
  • spebarto
  • grateful_hiker
  • dennytron
  • Holmes
  • HHewitson
  • Slim.Shady101
  • mountains
  • takeahike7463
  • annmelim
  • ihill_mtb31
  • jamieblair
  • westin95
  • thebbc
  • hgpointer
  • jclark01
  • tyke29
  • twohackers
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Routes Used trails & approaches

11% The airline trail

9% Lowes path

7% Presidential Traverse

7% Valley Way

7% Appalachian Trail

5% Star Lake Trail

5% valley way trail

4% Gulfside Trail

4% Air Line

3% Gulfside trail

2% Caps Ridge over Jefferson, then to Adams.

1% Air Line, King Ravine, Great Gully, Lowe's Path

1% Webster Cliff Trail to Crawford Path to Gulfside Trail to Star Lake Trail

1% Star Lake Trail to Valley Way

1% Adams Slide Trail

1% Lowes Path to Gray Knob path to Israel Ridge tr to Gulfside tr, to Lowes

1% Valley Way to Star Lake Trail

1% King Ravine

1% Star Lakes Trail to AT

1% Madison Gulf Trail

1% Valley Way to Gulfside to Airline

1% Air Line, Short Line, King Ravine, Air Line

1% Valley Way Trail to Watson Path to Mt. Madison, Gulfside Trail to Star Lake Trail

1% Air Line Trail to Gulfside Trail to Valley Way Trail

1% Amphibrach Trail to Spur Trail To Lowe's Path

0% The Link and Cliffway Trails

0% Airline to Shortline to King Ravine Trail to Great Gully to Lowes Path

0% Adams Slide Trail to Buttress Trail to Star Lake Trail to Airline to Chemin Des Dames to King Ravine Trail to Short Line to Airline

0% The Perch to Lowes to The Link

0% Spur Trail from Crag Camp

0% gulfside to madison hut, then osgood to mt madison, then valley way down

0% Air Line to Gulfside Trail to Osgood Trail to Great Gulf Trail

0% same

0% Airline, John Quincy Adams, Gulfside, Osgood to Madison

0% Osgood, Gulfside, Randolph, Lowe's Path

0% Buttress Trail

0% Lowe's Path to Great Gully Trail to King Ravine to Short Line to Air Line

0% Israel Ridge to Gulfside

0% Gulfside from Jefferson, Israel Ridge Path

0% Airline to Gulfside, Gulfside to Madison

0% Israel Ridge Trail from AT

0% hike from #2 to Perch up ridge to Gulf side trail to Adams

0% same back to perch

0% Airline>Shortline>King Ravine>Subway>Great Gully>Lowe's Path

0% Airline>Airline cut-off>Valley Way

0% up from perch


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