Day Hike - Mount Townsend

We will hike Mt Townsend the easy way from the north which involves less mileage and elevation gain.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.8 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,200 ft

Meet at 9:30 AM at the Park and Ride located adjacent to the Poulsbo Church of the Nazarene, 22097 Viking Way in Poulsbo.

The route  we will be taking is different from the standard route. The approach is from the little Quilcene River trail. Distance is about 6.8 miles round trip with an elevation gain of roughly 2200 feet. If the weather cooperates views will be great. 


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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