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Mt Townsend via Little Quilcene Trail

A day hike to the Mt Townsend summit from the Little Quilcene River trailhead

By the Numbers

Distance
7 miles
Elevation
2400 feet
Moving Time
2h30m
Nutrition
Bring water & food, there’s only one small stream near the trailhead
Logistics
Park at the trailhead, road to the trailhead is enjoyable mountain driving
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A nice day hike to Mt Townsend from a new-to-me trailhead. The wildflowers are out in force and the trail is in great shape without a single blow down.

Having not used this trailhead before, but having been to Mt Townsend multiple times, I was curious to try the new approach. The drive to the trail head was fun and covered many of the same roads I ride on the bike.

Dappled light through the woods
Dappled light through the woods
Moss draping over the trees
Moss draping over the trees
Trail to the edge of the world
Trail to the edge of the world
Mountain meadows across the valley
Mountain meadows across the valley
Yellow flowers
Yellow flowers
Summit view
Summit view

Wildflowers dotted the trail immediately below the summit, a bit early but plenty for a great day of photography.

Purple flower
Purple flower
Pink flowers
Pink flowers
Spider on the lupine
Spider on the lupine

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