Mt. Walker Trail #894
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
At a Glance
|10/02/23 Due to hill instability the higher gate to the Mt. Walker Viewpoint is closed. Lower gate will close in early November.
|Motor vehicles and mountain bikes are prohibited on the trail.
|No pass required
|Parking Conditions: During the summer months the Forest Service gate is open allowing for access to a small parking area. This is a primitive trailhead not equipped with any facilities.
Nov 1 – March 31 – The entry gate at FS Rd 2730 is closed. Parking is extremely limited along Hwy 101. Do not block access to the gate and ensure your vehicle is completely off the road when parking. Before heading out, have a back up trail planned in case there is no available parking. Do not block access on the road, in front of gates, or into private driveways.
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.
Trailhead parking but no toilet or water available. *At the summit there are picnic tables and restrooms available but no water.