Mt. Walker Trail #894


Mt. Walker Trail Map.

Mt. Walker Trail and Viewpoint Map.

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Mt. Walker Trail in fall.

A 2 mile steep, forested hike through Douglas-fir, spring blooming pacific rhododendrons, salal, and Oregon Grape to the north summit of Mt. Walker. Grades up to 25%. Walk the road at the top for .5 miles to reach the south viewpoint.

Mt. Walker is the only peak facing Puget Sound that has both a road and trail to its summit. The trail is easily accessed year-round, though the summit road is subject to seasonal closure.

See also: Mt Walker Viewpoint accessed by driving the Mt. Walker Road 4.0 miles to the summit from US Highway 101.

Topo Maps: USGS Mt. Walker

Looking out at the clouds below over the large blue water of the  Hood Canal Hiker reads sign at Mt Walker trailhead Hiking Crew walk up and down Mt Walker in late fall A trails leads out to an open viewpoint through douglas fir forest View of forested peaks with mist aruond them

At a Glance

Open Season: Late Spring
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Motor vehicles and mountain bikes are prohibited on the trail.
Closest Towns: Quilcene, WA
Water: No
Passes: No pass required
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene Office

General Information


From Quilcene, WA drive 5 miles south on US Highway 101. Turn east onto Mt. Walker Viewpoint Road. Drive a short .25 mile to the Mt. Walker trailhead. Pullover parking for the trail is on the left side of the road. Trail begins on the right side of the road.

General Notes:

Trailhead parking but no toilet or water available. *At the summit there are picnic tables and restrooms available but no water.



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