Mount Adams, New Hampshire

Prominence: 861 ft, 263 m

Elevation: 5799 feet, 1768 meters

True Isolation: 2.99 mi, 4.82 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 5799 ft / 1768 m
SubpeaksSam Adams (5585 ft/1702 m)
John Quincy Adams (5410 ft/1649 m)
Abigail Adams (5355 ft/1632 m)
Adams 5 (5256 ft/1602 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)44° 19' 14'' N, 71° 17' 30'' W
44.320675, -71.291695 (Dec Deg)
317257 E 4910045 N, Zone 19 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNew Hampshire
County/Second Level RegionCoös
City/TownThompson and Meserves Purchase

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     New Hampshire 4000-foot Peaks (Rank #2)
     New England 4000-foot Peaks (Rank #2)
     AMC New Hampshire 4000-footers (Rank #2)
     Northeast USA 4000-foot Peaks (Rank #2)
     AMC New England 4000-footers (Rank #2)
     Northeast "115" 4000-footers (Rank #2)
     Trailwright New Hampshire 4000 footers (Rank #2)
     AMC New England Hundred Highest (Rank #2)
     New England 3700-foot Peaks (Rank #2)
     New Hampshire 3500-foot Peaks (Rank #2)
     YMCA Alpine Club List (NH) (Rank #2)
     Top 10 Elevation Grid for U.S. States (Rank #151)
     Aetherius Society Holy Mountains (Rank #10)
     Eastern USA 5000-foot Peaks (Rank #59)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       AMC White Mountain Guide, 28th Edition (Smith, Daniell)

Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 1898
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 1672)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1986-02-16 by Mike Wright
     2007-05-27 by Diane Mancino
     2009-06-13 by Michael Petcher
     2010-07-24 by Matthew Nelson (GPS Track)
     2011-07-01 by Tony Rachupka
     2011-08-06 by Tony Rachupka
     2011-10-10 by Dan Quinlan (GPS Track)
     2012-03-12 by Matt DiFrancesco (GPS Track)
     2012-06-16 by Dan Quinlan
     2012-08-29 by Ryan Aschbrenner
     2012-10-07 by Dimitri Kiselkov (GPS Track)
     2012-11-17 by Matt DiFrancesco (GPS Track)
     2013-04-27 by Matt DiFrancesco (GPS Track)
     2013-07-04 by Spencer Corcoran
     2013-11-16 by Kaerstin Quinlan (GPS Track)
     2014-06-20 by Richard Bedard (GPS Track)
     2014-06-21 by Jeff Hicks
     2014-11-08 by Spencer Corcoran
     2015-06-25 by Chris Calabrese
     2015-06-27 by Matthew Nelson (GPS Track)
     2015-06-27 by Wesley Barry (GPS Track)
     2015-07-19 by Robert Larkin
     2015-09-12 by Matt S
     2016-04-16 by Sylvain Louhaur (GPS Track)
     2016-09-04 by Arthur Caverly (GPS Track)
     2016-11-19 by Michael Stonek (GPS Track)
     2017-07-02 by Jayson H (GPS Track)
     2017-09-10 by Scott Dresser (GPS Track)
     2017-09-17 by Jason Rossman (GPS Track)
     2018-09-02 by Jake Campbell (GPS Track)
     2018-09-23 by Raven Matherne (GPS Track)
     2019-05-11 by Nick R (GPS Track)
     2019-06-30 by Beth Canuel (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     2019-08-31 by Gustav Sexauer
     2019-09-07 by Lewis Grove (GPS Track)
     2020-05-27 by AJ Darling (GPS Track)

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Massive, many summited Mount Adams is the second highest summit in the northeast United States. To many connoisseurs, it is the premier White Mountain peak, more than overcrowded and overexposed (but higher) Mount Washington. Mount Adams has an impressive variety of topography that almost matches the more famous terrain of Washington: to the northeast, the subpeak John Quincy Adams marks the start of narrow Durand Ridge, with its spectacular stretch of rocky knife-edge; to the northwest, Sam Adams rests atop the huge Nowell Ridge with its spurs and waterfalls. The great glacial cirque of King Ravine lies between these two ridges, every bit as impressive as Mount Washington's Tuckerman Ravine. To the south, the cirque of Jefferson Ravine and the massive Great Gulf drop steeply from the summit of Adams.

Adams is a hiker's mountain, with the only access by hikes of over 4000 vertical feet.

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The Presidentials from the Carter Range (2008-10-11). Photo by Rian Laub.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 861 ft/263 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 861 ft/263 m
  Line Parent: Mount Washington
  Key Col: Edmands Col    4938 ft/1505 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 2.99 mi/4.82 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 44.2775, -71.2975
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RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Northern U.S. Appalachians
Range4: White Mountains
Range5: Presidential Range
Range6: Northern Peaks (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsAndroscoggin
Gulf of Maine
Atlantic-Eastern USA
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: White Mountain National Forest
Topo MapMount Washington O44071c3 1:25,000
Route #1 Maintained Hiking Trail
Trailhead: Appalachia (Paved Road) 1306 ft/398 m
Vertical Gain: 4493 ft/1370 m
Distance (one way): 4.55 mi/7.32 km
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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After splitting into 3 groups, each group made it to the hut! (2016-07-24). Photo by Jared Mulloy.
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Adams from near Jefferson (2013-10-12). Photo by Brian Vitiello.
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