Grade is 20% first 3 miles to within 0.5 mile of summit. Mt. Townsend is a long broad summit. The trail along the summit ranges from flat up to 8% grades. This trail is heavily wooded the first few miles and opens up to meadows and spectacular mountain views.
Recreation areas with activity Backpacking:
Campsites are located at Windy Lakes and Silver Lakes. See also: day hiking description.
Horse Riding & Camping
Recreation areas with activity Horse Riding:
See day hiking description.