Mount Adams Meadows

  • Easy (from Bird Creek Meadows Trailhead)
  • 3.1-mile loop
  • 900 feet elevation gain
  • Open mid-July to mid-October


  • Difficult (from South Climb Trailhead)
  • 11 miles round trip
  • 1500 feet elevation gain
  • Use: hikers, horses

When the Yakama Nation won back jurisdiction over the southeast flank of Mt. Adams in 1972, they agreed to allow public access to the Bird Creek Meadows area. Today two different routes cross these spectacular, stream-laced wildflower meadows to Hellroaring Viewpoint, a cliff looking up the barrel of a gigantic canyon to Mt. Adams’ glaciers.

The easy route to this alpine paradise, from a trailhead on the Indian Reservation, involves …

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Scaling Mt. Adams is …

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington.