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Jefferson, Adams, and Madison Via Great Gulf

Summiting three 5000 footers and a T25

Hiking Extreme

22 km
1.8 km
1.8 km
7-8 hrs
Low Point
402 m
High Point
1.8 km
Jefferson, Adams, and Madison Via Great Gulf Map

Loop to the top of Mt Jefferson, Mt Adams, and Mt Madison going up the Six Husbands trail which is on the the T25 list. The six husbands trail is very difficult and the summits are very exposed. This is one of the more dangerous sections of the white mountains so proceed with caution.



Scrambling up mountains and along technical trails with moderate fall exposure. Handholds are necessary to navigate the trail in its entirety, although they are not necessary at all times. Some obstacles can be very large and difficult to navigate, and the grades can often be near-vertical. The challenge of the trail and the steepness of the grade results in very strenuous hiking. Hikes of this difficulty blur the lines between "hiking" and "climbing".

Extreme Exposure

4 out of 4

Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

all year round


  • Alpine
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Water features
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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