Mount Walker Trail
Hood Canal Ranger District
8:30AM - 3:30PM
Sat, Jan 26, 2013
- Mt Walker Trail. Photo by Clayton Barnes.
Join us for the first trail maintenance of the year back on the Olympic Peninsula. This a short and steep trail that leads to some amazing vistas of the Olympics and the Cascades. We'll work on maintenance heading up the trail - focusing on improving the tread.
The trail is 2.0 miles in length, fairly steep with 10% to 20% grades and 2,000 feet elevation gain. Trail ends at the north viewpoint. The south viewpoint can be reached by walking the road. While you hike you'll encounter Douglas-fir, blooming pacific rhododendrons (in the spring), salal, and Oregon Grape. Vistas at the north viewpoint include Mt. Jupiter, Mt. Constance, Buckhorn Mountain, Mt. Baker and the town of Quilcene. Vistas from the south viewpoint include the Hood Canal, Mt. Rainier, and Seattle
WE WILL BE MEETING AT THE QUILCENE RANGER STATION AT 8:30 AM. If you are coming from Seattle, you will want to catch the 7:10 ferry at Edmonds to go to Kingston. The ranger station is 40 minutes from the ferry dock at Kingston. Follow Highway 104 from Kingston to the Hood Canal Bridge. There is a right turn at a stop light a couple miles out of Kingston signed Port Gamble. Drive across the Hood Canal Bridge, continuing west on US 104. At about 19.9 miles from the ferry dock is a sign for Pt. Townsend/Quilcene. It is followed quickly by a sign for the Olympic Music Festival. After this sign turn right and cross under Highway 104. This road ends in 11 miles in Quilcene at an intersection with Highway 101. Turn left or south on US 101, into Quilcene. The ranger station is located on the north side of Hwy 101 as it leaves Quilcene heading south.
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GPS coordinates are only approximate, please always use the written driving directions when trying to find a trail head
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