Mount Townsend


Alpine Scramble - Mount Townsend & Welch Peaks

Scramble of Mt. Townsend from upper trailhead including associated Welch Peaks if time permits.

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  • Strenuous 4, Technical 2
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,900 ft

Meet at Quilcene Ranger station at 7:30am then drive to the trailhead.

Dress for the weather an bring food and water as there is none on along the way.  No helmet, harness, or ice ax required.  Boots may be mountaineering or stout trail runners. The basic is 8 miles and 2900ft round trip to Mt. Townsend.  If Welch Peaks included it is more like 11 miles and 3500ft.


Mount Townsend

  • USGS Mt Townsend

    Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness
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