5,050 Pass from Dosewallips

Ascending 4,500 feet in three miles, this is the second most challenging hike in the Olympics... it is extreme!

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A hike is for those who want to train and/or stay in excellent shape. With 1,500 feet elevation gain per mile, it is rated as extreme - it takes no prisoners. There is no reliable source of water along the way. This trail just climbs up and up through trees with views of Mount Jupiter. It is rivaled only by the next trail to the west, The Lake Constance Trail, 2 miles at 1,750 feet per mile. Near the end you break out at the alpine level and are rewarded with views of the interior of the Olympics, Mount Constance and more of Mount Jupiter.


  • On the return, your knees will be punished on the steep downhill - trekking poles are strongly recommended.
  • The trail can be dangerous if it is wet. It is very slippery when headed back down. A good alternative in these treacherous conditions is Tunnel Creek


  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Length: 6.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,500 ft
  • 5,050 ft
  • Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness
  • Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S
  • Green Trails The Brothers No. 168
  • Green Trails Tyler Peak No. 136
  • USGS Mt Jupiter
  • USGS Mt Townsend
  • Red Marker
    47.741796, -123.053034
    47.7417964 -123.0530342
  • Red Marker
    47.756624, -123.090155
    47.7566236727 -123.090155125

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