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Adams Creek Meadows

South Cascades

Location

South Cascades -- Mount Adams Area
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Length

8.0 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 2300 ft.
Highest Point: 6840 ft.

Rating

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Although it can get crowded on the weekends, there is plenty of room for seclusion on either a day hike or an overnight stay. Some of the best views and meadows within the Mt. Adams Wilderness.

The hike on Killen Creek trail 113 treks through a pine forest, and then just over two miles in a meadow where many different flowers can be found in the summer. Additionally, within this meadow is East Fork Adams Creek if water is needed. The trail continues on, crossing the Pacific Crest Trail. To reach High Camp/Mountaineers Camp/Adams Glacier Camp one must ascend on trail No. 10 for one mile.

Views on this hike include the Goat Rocks, Rainier, and St. Helens. There is an abundance of campsites throughout the meadows which provide privacy even during a busy weekend.

 

Adams Creek Meadows

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 46.2884, -121.5528 Open map in new window

Trailhead

South Cascades -- Mount Adams Area

Killen Creek (#113), High Camp (#10)

Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Mount Adams Ranger District

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Guidebooks & Maps

100 Hikes in Washington's South Cascades & Olympics

USFS Mt. Adams Wilderness

Green Trails Mount Adams West No. 366

Green Trails Blue Lake No. 334

General Trail Map of Mt Adams Wilderness Area PDF: https://bit.ly/2QW0RoQ

Getting There

From Randle drive south one mile on a road with a sign titled "Mt. Adams" which is a 1 mile south jaunt. When you get to the fork take a slight left on road No. 23 titled "Cispus Center, Mt. Adams, Trout Lake, Cispus Road". Staying on road No. 23, which is paved at first, then turns to gravel, until 32 miles from Randle. Turn left on road No. 2329. Six miles down Road 2329 (37.7 miles from Randle) park in the Killen Creek trailhead lot.

 

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