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 …

Other Options

Scaling Mt. Adams is …

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