Mount Townsend


Day Hike - Mount Townsend

This will be a doubleheader! We will hike up to Mt. Townsend and down to Silver Lakes for two fabulous destinations!

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,260 ft
  • Pace: 1.75 - 2.0 mph

We will meet at the upper Mt. Townsend Trail No. 839 at 8:00 a.m. and start hiking at 8:15.

Proof of vaccination is required for this hike.  Please send a photo of your vaccination card.  You can block everything except your name and second shot information if you wish.


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
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