Elevation

5,774 ft / 1,760 m

#3 in New Hampshire

#23,687 in United States

Prominence

804 ft / 245 m

#55 in New Hampshire

#2,635 in United States

Summits

370 summits

Top climbing months

July   19%

August   19%

June   15%

Most climbed route

Air Line Trail

Highlights

  • Mount Adams is the second highest mountain in New Hampshire after Mount 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 Mount 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."
  • 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.
  • To the north and east is Mount Madison and to the south and west is Mount Jefferson.
20 summits • 11.9 mi • 5,488 ft gain • 11 hr 48 min
8 summits • 11.4 mi • 5,079 ft gain • 11 hr 27 min
1 summit • 10.9 mi • 5,230 ft gain • 9 hr 18 min
1 summit • 19.0 mi • 7,788 ft gain • 12 hr 51 min
1 summit • 7.1 mi • 999 ft gain • 10 hr 46 min

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