Take the Mount Townsend trail to the junction with the Silver Lake trail, then take the Silver Lake trail to the saddle.
At the saddle, turn south and follow a boot path to the Welch Peaks summit. This scramble has some exposure, but is not difficult. The views are just as good as from the very popular Mount Townsend summit, but you will have much more solitude.
Be very careful if there is snow or ice present.
- 9.0 miles, roundtrip
- Elevation Gain
- 3,300 feet
- Highest Point
- 6,100 feet
Hiking Welch Peaks
Map & Directions
Co-ordinates: 47.8592, -123.0120 Open in Google Maps