Marmot Pass & Buckhorn Mountain


Day Hike - Marmot Pass & Buckhorn Mountain

Classic Olympic hike, for good reason.

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,800 ft

Meet at the Quilcene Ranger Station  @ 8:30AM - this will allow folks time to drive if taking the 7:10AM ferry from Edmonds. 

This hike will be co-lead with Linda Kuramoto, ideally as a "twofer" with Mount Townsend the previous day. With breaks, moderate pace, flower-gazing and time at the summit, allow 8.5-9 hrs. Obviously, it's necessary to be in shape for this one - conditioning hikers welcome. Please note that given the time and effort to complete this  outstandingly scenic hike, it is weather-dependent - rain cancels. 

Northwest Forest Pass required.


Marmot Pass & Buckhorn Mountain

  • Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness

    Green Trails Tyler Peak No. 136

    Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Trails Illustrated Olympic National Park
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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