Mount Townsend


Day Hike - Mount Townsend Trail

Conditioner hike for Tacoma Basic Climbing Students.

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  • Strenuous 4, Technical 2, Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,700 ft

Meet at the lower Mt. Townsend trailhead at 8:30am.

This is a conditioner hike for Tacoma Basic Climbing students. Students will need to meet the minimum pack weight and maximum time set forth by the Basic Climbing course.

Microspikes and snowshoes might be required. Will send an email to coordinate gear and meetup location prior to hike.


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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