Mount Townsend


Day Hike - Mount Townsend

Join the Tacoma Singles on a moderate/strenuous hike. On this hike, we should see blooming rhododendrons and views of the Olympic mountain range.

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft

The group will meet at the Hood Canal Quilcene Ranger Station at 8 AM. Carpooling is highly encouraged due to limited trailhead parking.  If there is more than a slight chance of rain, the hike will be cancelled. Please check your email for more hike details once the roster is finalized on May 30th. 

This hike is rated "strenuous" due to  its distance of 8 miles and elevation gain of almost 3000 ft. Please be aware we will hike together as a group due to several forks in the trail. Be prepared for a full day outing. 


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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