Marmot Pass & Buckhorn Mountain


Day Hike - Marmot Pass & Buckhorn Mountain

Aiming for Buckhorn mountain southwest peak beyond Marmot Pass. Prior conditioning required, this will be a long day of hiking and "simple scrambling" near peak. Moderate to advanced hiking skills and conditioning expected. Will comply with all Mountaineer covid considerations.

  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,550 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,988 ft

Anticipated start time 7:30 am at trailhead, more info to follow.  Arrive at meeting place 10 minutes early and fully prepared.

Note as of this summer, the trailhead bathroom was closed, bring appropriate blue bag supplies in case closures remain.

Goals for trip:  conditioning at a high level for hikers already in good condition.  Sustained pace throughout the day with the ability to hike 14 miles and 4,000+ elevation.

Note this trail is popular and tight which means masks/bandanas will need to be readily accessible to put on as needed.

Current Mountaineers Covid requirements, Leaders are expected to send participants home if they:

  • Do not have a face mask (unless they have communicated a state-approved


  • Do not have hand sanitizer or biodegradable soap

  • Do not have adequate personal gear for the activity

  • Are refusing to comply with Mountaineers guidance


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
  • See full route/place details.
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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