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Shorthorn

South Cascades > Mount Adams Area
46.1308, -121.5152 Map & Directions
Length
5.6 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
1400 feet
Highest Point
6100 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate
Shorthorn Trail from the junction with the Round the Mountain Trail. Full-size image
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash

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Northwest Forest Pass

This trail ascends the south slopes of Mount Adams through dry lodgepole pine forest and crosses Crofton Creek before ending at the Round the Mountain Trail at treeline. Continue reading

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Hiking Shorthorn

This trail ascends the south slopes of Mount Adams through dry lodgepole pine forest and crosses Shorthorn Creek and Crofton Creek before ending at the Round the Mountain Trail at treeline.

Along the way, the trail passes through brilliant blooms of Beargrass and phlox. Crofton Creek carves a deep ravine as it descends from the high glaciers on Mount Adams.

WTA worked here in 2010!

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Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 46.1308, -121.5152 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Northwest Forest Pass

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Vancouver, take I-205 across the Columbia to I-84. Head east on I-84 to Hood River. Take exit 64 and cross the Hood River Bridge back to the Washington side. Turn left on Hwy 14 and go 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Hwy 141 Alt. Continue north on to Hwy 141 and follow for about 20 more miles to Trout Lake. Follow the Mt. Adams Road (County Rd 17) north for 2 miles, turn left onto Forest Service Road 80. Follow FSR 80 for about 4 miles until it turns to gravel and becomes FSR 8040. Continue north for about 4 more miles to the Shorthorn Trailhead.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

South Cascades > Mount Adams Area

Shorthorn (#16)

Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Mount Adams Ranger District

Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking - Mount Adams and Goat Rocks

by Tami Asars. Published by Mountaineers Books.

Green Trails Mount Adams No. 367S

Green Trails Mount Adams West No. 366

Trails Illustrated Mount St. Helens Mount Adams

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