Mt. Jupiter Trail #809

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This 7.2 mile trail begins in second growth forest and rhododendrons with brief glimpses of Duckabush valley and Mt. Jupiter. Once past The Brothers Wilderness boundary at 5.5 miles, trees thin out and ridge top provides fantastic views of The Brothers and Puget Sound. Grades are moderate to steep.

This trail switchbacks steeply to the ridge, then gradually follows the ridgeline to the Wilderness boundary where the tread becomes rough and steep. Beyond the Wilderness boundary are views of Mt. Constance, The Brothers, Hood Canal and Jupiter Lakes. There are panoramic views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound from the summit of Mt Jupiter. The best views of Mt. Rainier, Adams, and St. Helens are seen on the return hike. Note: Routes to Jupiter Lakes are not formally established and hikers must scramble down from the ridge 900 feet in elevation to the lakes.

View a printable recreation opportunity guide: Mt. Jupiter Trail #809 (PDF)

Topo Maps: The Brothers USGS Quad, Custom Correct The Brothers-Mount Anderson

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 6/29/14 WTA work party scheduled for this week. Access road, which is on private land, is gated 2.5 miles before trailhead, and road is closed during week. Parking at gate allowed on weekend
Open Season: Late Spring
Restrictions:
  • Trail is closed to motorized vehicles and mountain bikes.
  • Fires above 3,500 feet elevation and groups of more than 12 people and /or 8 livestock are prohibited within The Brothers Wilderness where Wilderness Regulations apply.
Closest Towns: Quilcene, WA
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene Office

General Information

Directions:

Access from Mt. Jupiter Traihead

Trailers are not possible under any circumstances due to the rough roads and difficulty in turning around.


Activities


Fishing

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Hiking

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Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking: This trail switchbacks steeply to the ridge, then gradually follows the ridgeline to the Wilderness Boundary where the tread becomes rough and steep. Beyond the Wilderness Boundary are views of Mt. Constance, The Brothers, Hood Canal and Jupiter Lakes. There are panoramic views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound from the summit of Mt Jupiter. The best views of Mt. Rainier, Adams, and St. Helens are seen on the return hike. Note: Routes to Jupiter Lakes are not formally established and hikers must scramble down from the ridge 900 feet in elevation to the lakes.

Backpacking

Recreation areas with activity Backpacking: See day hiking description.

Horse Riding & Camping

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
  7.2 miles
  Elevation : 
2000 - 5701