Day Hike - Mount Townsend

A great hike for views and wildflowers!

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,900 ft

We'll meet at the Quilcene Ranger Station around  9:15 a.m., and then caravan to the trailhead.  The meet time coordinates with taking the 7:55 a.m. Edmonds ferry.

This is being co-led  with Bruce Barcklow.  We are coordinating this hike with the  Marmot Pass/Buckhorn Mountain hike the following day, although sign-up for both hikes is not required.  For those interested, we will be camping the night of 7/19 at the Seal Rock Campground in Brinnon.  

This hike in conjunction with the Buckhorn Mountain hike will be weather dependent - rain cancels.

A Northwest Forest Pass is required.


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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