Silver Lakes Trail #842


Within Buckhorn Wilderness this trail setting includes conifer forest, wildflowers, lake meadows, alpine lake, and rugged mountains. Trail is heavily wooded the first 2 miles and then it opens up with views of mountains and lakes.

The trail is 2.5 miles in length and begins off Mt. Townsend Trail at 3.0 miles from the upper Mt. Townsend Trailhead. Grade is 20% to Silver Lakes Trail for 3 miles and 8% the last 2.5 miles.

At a Glance

Open Season: Early Summer
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply.
Closest Towns: Quilcene, WA
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene office

General Information


Silver Lakes Trail #842 is approached via the Mt. Townsend Trail #839.

Access from: Mt. Townsend Lower Trailhead or Mt. Townsend Upper Trailhead.

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