Mount Townsend


Day Hike - Mount Townsend Trail

8 mile round trip hike with great views of Hood Canal and the interior of the Olympics.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,900 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

We will meet at the Mt. Townsend trailhead on Saturday August 21st at 8:00am. Will need to get an early start to avoid the crowds  and to get a parking spot at the trailhead.

This is a 8.2 mile hike with 2,900 feet of elevation.  Great views from the top.


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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