Jul 02, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Mount Townsend
- Region: Olympics -- East
- Agency: Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District
- Trails: Mount Townsend (#839)
- Avg Rating: 3.89
- Hiking Companions
- Hiked with kids
- Why You Should Go Now
- Wildflowers blooming
- Be Aware Of
- Snow on trail
There was moderate low clouds on the way up but from the summit the view was fantastic. Just a few minutes of mist was all the rain we encountered.
This hike took 2:24 minutes from the trail head and 1:36 back, 4-hours on the minute (ran part of the trail down).
Only two cars were there when we arrived at 10AM. I would suspect this small lot will begin to get quite crowded now that the trail is clear. I would suggest hiking during the week or getting their first thing in the morning on weekends. I've seen the lot nearly full to capacity last summer.
I'm planning to try Silver Lakes off of this trail on Friday with the hopes that some of the warmer weather will have melted any snow on the west side of Mount Townsend.