Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Purchase of a Mt. Adams Climbing Activity Pass is required if you are climbing above 7,000 feet elevation in Mt. Adams Wilderness between May 1 and September 30. If parked in South Climb Trailhead and NOT climbing above 7,000 feet, a day pass is required.
$15 per person 16 years of age and older for a Weekend Climbing Pass valid for a single climbing trip involving any weekend day, Friday-Sunday.
$10 per person 16 years of age and older for a Weekday Climbing Pass valid for a single climbing trip on weekdays, Monday-Thursday.Free to people under 16 years of age.
The party leader must enter the names for each person in the climbing party 16 years of age and over.A license plate must be entered for each vehicle that will be at the trailhead. Passes are non-transferable, non-refundable, not replaceable if lost or stolen, and are void if altered or reproduced. You will find more information about printed pass requirements on the bottom half of your pass once it is emailed to you. Wilderness Regulations apply. Important Mt. Adams Climbing Information.
Due to concerns with exposure to COVID-19, Search and Rescue operations will be severely limited or non-existent. Yakima County and the Mt. Adams Ranger District are working closely together to protect volunteers, employees, and visitors. Please make conservative choices, carry emergency gear, and plan for a self-rescue. Keep at least one cell phone per group fully charged so that communication may be maintained in the event of a search and/or rescue. If an incident occurs and self-rescue is not feasible, call 911.