Mount Adams

Mount Washington, New Hampshire 3589

Mount Adams

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"The highest undeveloped mountain in New England, Mount Adams is named for the nation’s second president, John Adams of Massachusetts."

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Hiking the White Mountains (Falcon Guides)
Lisa Densmore
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"One of the classic loops in the Presidentials, ascending the precipitous Durand Ridge to the top of the second-highest peak in New Hampshire and then descending past a high mountain tarn and the AMC Madison Hut. Mount Adams appears a pinnacle when climbed via the Air Line Trail; however, when viewed in conjunction with the entire Presidential Range, it has a series of subpeaks, affectionately nicknamed the “Adams Family.” The highest point is named for John Adams, second president of the United States, apropos as this mountain is second highest in the White Mountains after neighboring Mount Washington. There is also Mount John Quincy Adams (5,410 feet), named for John’s son, who was the sixth president, plus Mount Sam Adams (5,585 feet), Adams 4 (5,355 feet), and Adams 5 (approx. 5,000 feet)." Read more

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Trail Information

Mount Washington
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Trail Type
Skill Level
9 hours
June through October
USGS: Mount Washington, NH
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