Mount Townsend


Day Hike - Mount Townsend

Flowers, views and birds line the trail waiting to be grokked. Prepare to be amazed and high and be able to see where you came from.

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,900 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,230 ft
  • Pace: 1.5mph

65th Street park and ride at 7 AM or Quilcene Ranger station at 9 AM

This hike features many life zones, great views and many spectacular flower displays. It is a gem.


Mount Townsend

  • USGS Mt Townsend

    Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness
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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
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