5,774 ft / 1,760 m

#3 in New Hampshire

#23,417 in United States


804 ft / 245 m

#51 in New Hampshire

#2,497 in United States


357 summits

Top climbing months

July   19%

August   19%

June   15%

Most climbed route

Air Line Trail


  • 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.