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Located five miles south of Quilcene, the Mt. Walker Trail winds through dense stands of tall Douglas-fir, and lush undergrowth of salal, huckleberry and rhododendron. The trail switchbacks up the mountainside. The trees thin as one climbs in elevation, and the trail emerges onto a windswept ridge called the North Viewpoint. This point offers spectacular views of the mountains to the west and north. This viewpoint can also be accessed by a short (150 ft) trail from the upper parking lot. Allow one to two hours for the hike to the summit, and one hour for the hike down.

Motorized vehicles and mountain bikes are prohibited. There are toilets at the viewpoints.

Directions: From Quilcene, Travel south on US Highway 101 for 5 miles. Turn off onto Forest Service Road 2730 and continue for a quarter mile to the trailhead.

Elevation: 800 feet

Ending Elevation: 2,804 feet

Elevation Gain: 2,004 feet

Distance: 2 miles

Difficulty: Strenuous

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Olympic National Forest, Washington

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