Route: Mt Adams (WA)

Washington, US

Mt Adams (12,281') is the second-highest mountain in the U.S. state of Washington, after Mount Rainier.[4]


The standard route on Adams is the South Climb route, which ascends 6700' in about 6 miles from the Cold Springs trailhead.

GPS Track


This morning, Tuesday June 26th, 2018, I ran/hiked the South Climb route up Mt. Adams. I started my watch, a Garmin Forerunner 230, at the log fence just before the information sign at the Cold Springs Trailhead. It took me 2:05:20 for the ascent from trailhead to summit and was able to cruise down for a round trip time of 2:58:40.

Here is the link to my Strava activity:

And here is the link to the same activity on Garmin Connect, I don't know if it handles the gpx file differently:

I think this is a new round trip FKT but wasn't quite able to get Sean O'Rourke for the ascent FKT.

I think the ascent only FKT on this new site is wrong maybe? The old site shows Seano (Sean O'Rourke) having done the ascent in 2:02:XX.

Per the old proboard forum for Mt Adams ascent this should be the South Climb ascent FKT:

Sean O'Rourke: 2:02:45

Alex King: 2:05:20

Trevor Alcott: 2:20:28

Dan Kraft: 2:29:01

Tim Dearden: 2:43:52


Hey Folks,

This morning I headed up the south trail with a time of 2:05:06 to the top and a car to car time of 3:03:45. My real time if you nerd out on the map is a bit faster (3:00:33) I tripped when I looked down to stop my watch and then didn't turn it off until I'd started to change clothes. Thanks to the guy I met in the parking lot called Paul who let me borrow his micro spikes and you fine gentlemen for motivating me to get off the couch! I see the fastest guy cut the corners on the south switchbacks? is that fair game? I'm totally hooked on this website now! Also I'm new to the mountain/trail running community, feel free to reach out if any of you fellas ever need a partner! 


Gian Dalle