Mount Walker

A short but steep hike to Mount Walker on the Olympic Peninsula. The 2 mile trail tops off on the north end of the peak and then one can travel an additional 0.5 miles to the south viewpoint.


From US-101 turn onto Forest Road 2730 between Quilcene and Brinnon. Park at the Mount Walker Lower Trailhead.


A winding uphill hike with occasional peek-a-boo views of the Hood Canal, topped off with a views of the entire canal from the North and South Lookouts, great views of the interior peaks from the North Lookout. Rhodies bloom in June and July along the trail. Parking is at the locked gate at Hwy 101 in the winter, adding just a wee bit more to the hike.


This route allows multiple bookings to accommodate up to two activities per day that do not overlap (for example, one morning and one evening conditioner hike). Please check scheduled trips listed below in the "Activities" tab to be sure that your trip does not conflict with one that is already scheduled, and reach out to other leaders as needed to coordinate.

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • USGS Mt Walker

Upcoming Activities

Seattle Basic Alpine Climbing Conditioner - Mount Walker

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Conditioner for students of Seattle Basic Alpine Climbing (JP SIG Priority)
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, Jan 20, 2024
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
11 participants
Registration opens Dec 17
Seattle Branch
Jared Pearce
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