CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Mount Townsend

A CHS hike led at a brisk CHS 2 pace (2.5 mph). Starting from the lower trailhead.

  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

Meeting at the Edmonds-Kingston ferry at around 6:30 am, or at the lower trailhead at 9:45 am. Parking Pass/Entry Fee: None.

Bring your 10 essentials including snacks and lunch! We will enjoy our lunch once we reach the summit while we take in the views that are in all directions. We plan to be at the summit for about 20 minutes before turning back towards the trailhead.

Additional details will be provided to registered participants via email.

Please note that a service dog in training will be on this hike.


Mount Townsend

  • USGS Mt Townsend

    Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness
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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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