Seattle MAC Conditioning Hike - Mount Townsend

Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club

Seattle MAC Conditioning Hike - Mount Townsend

Mt. Townsend offers old growth, some tucked away waterfalls, and a windswept, alpine turtleback summit with views north across the Strait and San Juans, west and south into and along the Olympics and east across the Sound to the Cascades, with wild Rhododendrons in June. It's the perfect year-round hike!

  • Strenuous 4, Technical 2, Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,900 ft
  • FULL, 1 on waitlist (8 capacity)
  • 1 (2 capacity)
  • 2 (2 capacity)
  • Cancellation & Refund Policy


See trip sheet for details. Registered MAC students should plan on getting together to plan this activity and write up the trip sheet, to be approved by the MAC manager by two weeks before the trip. 



Mount Townsend

  • USGS Mt Townsend

    Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Hiking boots or other sturdy shoes
  • Warm clothes and extra synthetic layers
  • Waterproof shell
  • Water (at least two liters)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Lunch
  • Day Pack
  • Camera (optional)
  • Extra clothing for the ride back
  • 10 essentials
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