Day Hike - Mount Townsend

Hike to the top of Mt Townsend with 360 degree views that include Hood Canal, Puget Sound, Seattle, and the surrounding Olympic peaks.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft

Location: Poulsbo Church of the Nazarene Park & Ride

Time: 7:30 AM

We will be starting from the lower trailhead which passes by Sink Lake.  This section will add another 600 ft elevation gain and 2.4 miles to the total.


Mount Townsend

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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