Mt. Townsend Upper Trailhead


Little Quilcene Trail #835 Map.

Little Quilcene Trail #835 area map. Also shows Silver Lakes Trail #842 and Mt. Townsend Trail #839.

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Area Status: Open

Provides access to: Mt. Townsend Trail #839 within Buckhorn Wilderness.

Small parking area. Limited turn-around, trailers not recommended.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Due to heavy road maintenance, scheduled throughout October, FS-2700-190 will be closed to allow for operations.
During this time the Upper Mt. Townsend Trailhead will be inaccessible, visitors will be detoured to the Lower Mt. Townsend Trail. The trail will remain open during the maintenance work but visitors should anticipate a longer route. 
Fees: No Fee
Open Season: Early Summer
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply within Buckhorn Wilderness.
  • Notice: This trail is within a watershed that provides drinking water to residents of Eastern Jefferson County. Please follow these guidelines
  • Know before you go tips
Closest Towns: Quilcene, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Quilcene, WA, travel one mile south on Highway 101 and turn right onto Penny Creek Road. Follow Penny Creek Road for 1.4 miles, staying left at the "Y". Continue to the forest boundary and paved Forest Service Road 27. Proceed on Forest Service Road 27 for about 12 miles and turn left onto Forest Service Road 190. Follow Forest Service Road 190 one mile to the small trailhead parking lot at the end of the road.

See also: Mt. Townsend Lower Trailhead

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