Mount Adams, New Hampshire - Mount Adams, New Hampshire

Mount Adams, New Hampshire hiking

New Hampshire, United States

By lydia.crawford

Mount Adams, New Hampshire Statistics


Very hard


12 KM

Elevation gain

1,766 meters

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Why choose a trail at Mount Adams, New Hampshire?

If you are adventurous, you will certainly appreciate Mount Adams. It is a mountain very popular with hikers who love the climbs fateful. Indeed, the ascent of Mount Adams requires a particular physical effort that will be rewarded at the top by a spectacular panorama. You will certainly fall in love with this pretty mountain!

Mount Adams in a nutshell

Mount Adams is ranked second in the highest mountains in New Hampshire. Wondering why the name Adams? It is a name given to honor the second American President John Adams. If this mountain has become a hikers' favorite destination, it is mainly thanks to its difficult trail embellished with various challenges. At a height of 1760 meters, Mount Adams offers a unique and sensational hike.

The trail in detail

Before starting this path, you have to be ready to make a big physical effort because it has a very steep drop. Yet this trail is enriched with magical moments that you will never forget. It all starts at the Appalachia parking lot and then you have to follow the signs to reach the Air Line Trail. This is where the climb begins with a surprising ridge that offers a beautiful view towards the King Ravine. The climb continues with a more difficult stretch of trail that requires a rock field crossing. Be careful, this part presents some risk during rainy weather. Once you reach the summit, you have the chance to contemplate the beauty of the presidential mountains especially Washington, Jefferson and Madison. Looking east, you can see in the distance the mountains of the Carter Range or the ski resort of Mount Wildcat.

For the return, do not use the same way to guarantee your safety. From the summit, continue the Air Line Trail to the intersection with the Gulfside Trail. Then, turn right towards the Madison Spring Hut. From there, take the Valley Way Trail on your left to get to the parking lot. This return path has multiple intersections. To avoid any mistake, it is advisable to bring a topographic map. The round trip distance of 14.5 km requires about 8 hours of walking.

Other useful information

Mount Adams has free parking. The trails are open to the public year round and accept dogs on a leash.
If you enjoy the challenges of challenging trails, Mount Adams remains a must-see destination. Take the time to savor your achievement and admire the panoramic view!

What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

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What are the coordinates and address of Mount Adams, New Hampshire?

(518) 381-4700

Hiker reviews

4 out of 5 stars

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James Kirby

5 out of 5 stars

I love it ! I have done it in the fog with wind around 60 mph (90-100km/h) and it was amazing. The feeling we get hiking this mountain is just incredible. Have to do it again so we can see the amazing view it can gives. Don't forget to do Mount Madison in the same hike and stop by the Madison Hut. Have a great hike !

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Vicki Chen

3 out of 5 stars

Just beastly =)

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Dennis Wallace

3 out of 5 stars


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Michael Haywood

3 out of 5 stars

It's a real pleasure to go there.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the level of difficulty of Mount Adams, New Hampshire ?

Very hard

What is the elevation of Mount Adams, New Hampshire?

1766.00 M

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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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