Marmot Pass & Buckhorn Mountain


Day Hike - Marmot Pass & Buckhorn Mountain

Very enjoyable hike in the East Olympic area for a lovely view and to see some wildflowers. ***Will only go to Marmor Pass; cannot go all the way to Buckhorn since that takes us over the 12 mile round trip limit the Mountaineers has set per the COVID-19 Policy***

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  • Strenuous/Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 11.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 to 2 mph

Place:  Hood Canal Ranger District Quilcene Station

Time:  8:30 to 8:45 am.   (Those coming from Seattle must get on the 7:10am  Edmonds to Kingston Ferry)

Pass at Trailhead:  Northwest Forest Pass, America The Beautiful Pass, National Park Senior Pass all accepted.

Nice out and back hike for a beautiful view.  There are often wildflowers in the meadow just before you get to the pass.  The elevation is "do-able" since it is spread out over the total 5.75 miles to the pass.


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
  11. Mask and hand sanitizer
  12. Other items will be listed in the hike email sent to all participants 2-3 days prior to the hike.
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