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Jefferson and Adams Via Caps Ridge Trail

Hike up Mount Jefferson and Mount Adams Via Caps Ridge

Hiking Severe

14 km
1.2 km
1.2 km
4-5 hrs
Low Point
917 m
High Point
1.8 km
Jefferson and Adams Via Caps Ridge Trail Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be severe. It's very remote, it features high exposure and is typically done between May and December. From a low point of 917 m to the maximum altitude of 1.8 km, the route covers 14 km, 1179 vertical metres of ascent and 1179 vertical metres of descent.


Caps Ridge is on the Terrifying 25 list for its steep, exposed, but relatively short scramble up Jefferson. The summit is above tree line so be prepared for changing weather.



Hiking challenging trails where simple scrambling, with the occasional use of the hands, is a distinct possibility. The trails are often filled with all manner of obstacles both small and large, and the hills are very steep. Obstacles and challenges are often unexpected and can be unpredictable.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.


3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

between May and December


  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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