Mt. Adams is a challenging hike. It can technically be done in a day, but when I did it, I only saw one or two people attempting to do so. As a two-day hike, it is very manageable, but not easy. You’ll gain 6,740 feet in elevation from the South Climb Trailhead #183 starting point, and cover a distance of 12.4 miles. That may not sound like much, but it is when you consider the elevation gain, it is truly a challenging climb.
I did this climb with a close friend who had just recently moved to Oregon, two older adult friends who had climbed the mountain before, and their nephew and brother-in-law. All told, there were six of us ready and willing to tame this beast of a climb, as you’ll see in the pictures that follow.