Mt. Walker Lower Trailhead


Mt. Walker Trail Map.

Mt. Walker Trail and Viewpoint Map.

Area Status: Open
Hiker reads sign at Mt Walker trailhead

Small parking area at the bottom of Mt Walker Road.

Provides access to: Mt. Walker Trail #894

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/02/23 Due to hill instability the higher gate to the Mt. Walker Viewpoint is closed. Lower gate will close in early November.
Area Amenities: Parking
Fees: No fee
Open Season: Spring - as weather allows
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Quilcene, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: 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.

General Information


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

Cars park on Mt Walker Road at the base near lower trailhead  

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking


Parking: No Day Use Fee - Small parking area

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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