Mount Walker

Trip

Day Hike - Mount Walker

Mt. Walker is a short but steep hike with fantastic views on a clear day. Hopefully, the rhododendron will be in bloom. On our way to Mt. Walker, we will take a short side trip to Falls View Canyon to see the waterfalls.

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  • Moderate
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,804 ft
  • Pace: 1.2-2.0 mph

I would like to meet at the Canyon Falls Trailhead between 9:30-9:45 a.m. I am leaving from Seattle and will likely take the 7:55 ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge, arriving around 8:30. From the Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, it is about an hour to the Falls View Canyon Trailhead. We can figure out the exact details of carpooling once we have a complete list of participants. 

This hike will be in two parts.

Part 1- Falls View Canyon Trail. This is a 1-mile loop to see a lovely waterfall in the Olympic National Forest:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/olympic/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=47831&actid=50. From there, we will drive 5 minutes to the Mt. Walker trailhead.

Part 2 - Mt. Walker: 5 miles round trip. The trail is absolutely lovely, but also quite challenging with a  2,000-foot gain in 2 miles.  I plan to hike at a moderate pace with some beauty breaks along the way. Please do not sign up for this hike if it is your first hike of the season.

Once we reach the top - victorious! - we will take a short loop to the south view for wonderful views of Hood Canal.

I am not a fan of hiking in pouring rain. If the forecast is poor, I will reschedule the hike. 

 

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Mount Walker


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  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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