Olympia, WA 98512
- 2 miles
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 800 feet
- Spring to Winter
The trail is 2.0miles in length, fairly steep with 10% to 20%grades and 2,000 feet elevation gain. Trail endsat the north viewpoint. The south viewpoint canbe reached by walking the road.
The summit viewpoints can also be accessed bydriving the Mt. Walker Road 4.0 miles to thesummit from US Highway 101.
Small parking area on FS Road No. 2730 (Mt. Walker Road). Restrooms arelocated at the parking areas at both summitviewpoints. There is no water available. Picnictables are located at the north summit viewpoint
Forested hike through Douglas-fir,spring blooming pacific rhododendrons, salal,and Oregon Grape. Vistas at the north viewpointinclude Mt. Jupiter, Mt. Constance, BuckhornMountain, Mt. Baker and the town of Quilcene.Vistas from the south viewpoint include theHood Canal, Mt. Rainier, and Seattle.
Hiking, viewing scenery,and picnicking. Barrier-free accessible trail fromsouth viewpoint parking to viewing area.Practice LEAVE NO TRACE techniques duringyour hike.
Motor vehicles and mountainbikes are prohibited.
Map + Directions
Mt. Walker is the only peak facingPuget Sound that has both a road and trail to itssummit. Drive 5 miles south of Quilcene on USHighway 101. Turn east onto Mt. WalkerViewpoint Road. Drive a short .25 mile to thetrailhead. Pullover parking is on the left side ofthe road. Trail begins on the right side of theroad. Note: A Northwest Forest Pass is notrequired at this trailhead.