Olympia, WA 98512
- 4.2 miles
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 4200 feet
- Spring to Winter
4.2 miles in length,grade is 15-20% to Little River Summit. Mostlylevel to Mt. Townsend Trail. The descent fromthe ridgetop to the trailhead on Forest ServiceRoad #2860 is extremely steep, 35-40%.
Small parking area alongsideroad.
Conifer forest, vistas of snow-capped peaks and Straits of Juan de Fuca.Spring blooming rhododendrons.
Hiking, horseback riding,viewing scenery and backpacking. Please useexisting campsites when possible and camp atleast 100 feet from water sources, although wateris scarce. Pack and saddle stock are permittedwith extreme caution urged on steep grades.Pick-up could be made at the end of the LittleQuilcene Trail on FS Road No. 2870 or the Mt.Townsend Trailhead at FS Road No. 2770 or No. 2700-190 road. Treat all drinking water takenfrom streams. Please pack out what you pack in.
Practice LEAVE NO TRACE techniques duringyour trip
Motorized vehicles and mountainbikes are prohibited. No open campfirespermitted above 3,500 feet, stoves only in theBuckhorn Wilderness
Map + Directions
The little Quilcene Trail #835 starts14 miles northwest of Quilcene on ForestService Road #2820. Turn left on Lords LakeRoad 2 miles north of Quilcene, stay to the left atthe lake and follow Forest Service Road #28over Bon Jon Pass to the junction with FS Road#2820. Follow #2820 4 miles to the trailhead.