Day Hike - Mount Townsend

Blooming wildflowers and rhodies, and great views (weather permitting).

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,900 ft

6:20 in Port Gamble, or 7:40 at the trailhead (I can pickup up to two walk-ons coming on the 5:35 Edmonds Ferry) 



The rhodies will be starting to bloom, the flowers may be peaking, there will be no snow, and with a little luck the views are spectacular.  1.5-1.75 mph going up, 1.75-2 mph coming down.


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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