Mount Townsend via Little Quilcene Trail #835 and Mt. Townsend Trail #839
9 reviews Olympic National Forest #13 hike out of 236 in
1 hrs 20 min
This is a moderate one way trail to Mount Townsend in Olympic National Forest.
This trail goes by Little River Summit.
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Had a great hike yesterday on #835 from the Dirty Face Ridge side up towards the intersection with Mt Townsend trail. Did not see another person on the trail. Just after the one switchback we started to hit snow and we’re soon postwholing in knee deep snow. Definitely need spikes and if you plan to get above 5,000 feet bring your snow shoes to traverse the ridge line towards Mt Townsend. The sky opened up in mid afternoon for some great views across the valley and other peaks. Despite the mix of rain and snow we’ve had, there is a solid deep base above 5,000 feet that had about 6 inches of powder on top of a hard icy crust. Hope this helps you plan your trek.★ ★ ★ ★
Mount Townsend-Little Quilcene Trail 7-25-16
Actual Distance: 7.4 Miles. Total Ascent: 2477 Feet.