Mount Townsend


Day Hike - Mount Townsend

Celebrate the first day of summer on Mt Townsend with flowers at your feet and views in your eyes.

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,900 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2mph when ascending

9AM at upper trailhead. If you are taking the Edmonds-Kingston ferry, you should be on the 7:10AM sailing from Edmonds.

There probably won't be any snow at the time of the hike, but you should be prepared with poles and possibly microspikes just in case. I'll monitor trip reports to give you an update on the conditions. 

There will be stops for photos, but generally we'll keep  moving while on the trail.

If the forecast is for rain or cloudy conditions, this hike will be rescheduled.


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

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
Trip Reports