Mount Adams: South Spur / Mazama Glacier and The Castle Routes

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Mount Adams: South Spur / Mazama Glacier and The Castle Routes is a 5.7 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Toppenish, Washington that offers scenic views and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until August.

5.7 miles 6676 feet Point to Point


ice climbing







6 months ago

8 months ago

The hike up to the Lunch Counter is about 3.5 miles. There were a lot of people on the mountain but there was still plenty of built up areas to pitch a tent. As you set up at the Lunch Counter you look up at Pikers Peak which is pretty impressive. The hike up is fairly strenuous but not technical. Just make sure you have crampons and an ice ax and know how to use them. Once on top of Pikers Peak there is still one more steep pitch to the top. Overall it is a very demanding climb but isn't technical so if you are in shape it should be a good place to start building some skills.

6 years ago

had to hike in 4 miles to trailhead and rained on for first 6 miles. Next day made it to lunch counter at 9500 ft. Got cought in blizzard and stuck in tent for next 35 hrs. Never got chance to summit,made dangerous decent in 50 mph winds. All in All exciteing experience!!