CHS 2 Hike - Marmot Pass & Buckhorn Mountain

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Marmot Pass & Buckhorn Mountain

We'll start at the Quilcene trailhead and hike over Marmot Pass to the Tubal Cain trailhead, stopping midway to enjoy lunch and exchange keys with a CHS 1 group coming from the other direction. Author Craig Romano states that if you can only do one Olympics hike in your lifetime, this is the one to do! CHS 2 hike led at a pace of 2.0-3.0 mph.

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 14.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph


This is going to be a long day. You may want to consider staying on the peninsula. 


Marmot Pass & Buckhorn Mountain

  • Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness

    Green Trails Tyler Peak No. 136

    Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Trails Illustrated Olympic National Park
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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