Mount Walker

MODERATE 35 reviews
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Mount Walker is a 3.5 mile out and back trail located near Quilcene, WA that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and off road driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.5 miles 2077 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

off road driving

forest

1 month ago

Worth it.

2 months ago

it's got some steeps but the pay off is worth it

2 months ago

We had a great time. My 4 year-old was able to hike the whole thing. View from the top is great on a clear day.

trail running
3 months ago

awesome workout and a great view.

hiking
3 months ago

Long hike uphill to start - about 2 miles - through a beautiful forrest. The payoff is at the top - the view from the lookout is amazing. On a clear day you can see across the Sound to Mt Baker and have a nice view of the Olympic Mountains.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful view made up for the uphill climb the whole way up.

4 months ago

Nice hike, lookout was not as rewarding as I hoped but good workout.

hiking
4 months ago

It's very well marker and has amazing views, but is a hit of a killer with the hills at times. Totally worth it at the top though

4 months ago

it was first time going up almost couldn't make it to the top. (never done it before) but, we kept going up. one's we were on top it was great. my little dog did better than us. the view was beautiful too.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy to find, well maintained. Pretty steep on the way up, apparently comparable to 151 flights of stairs via the Apple health app, though the way down made my legs burn more. May take the road down next time to get a longer hike and give my quads a break!

hiking
4 months ago

The trail is easy to find. The view at the viewpoint at the top of the hike was cloudy, but walked over to the other viewpoint was beautiful, definitely worth the little extra walk. Walked down the road like some of the other commenter suggested. It was slightly longer that what I expected. But my dogs loved it and we got to see some deer cross the road. Definitely bring a snack to eat while you enjoy the view and lots of water.

4 months ago

This trail is very easy to find with the directions given but I highly suggest a protein bar and tons of water because its all uphill to the top . Took me and my friend 2 hrs up and back . The view is very rewarding for all the hard work though I can assure that .

hiking
5 months ago

Steep, well maintained trail. Not much to see when there are clouds. Not crowded. Good training hike for some other steep trails.

6 months ago

7 months ago

Trail is nice and not too much traffic. Definitely should not be rated as easy. Steep uphill climb the entire way up. The views are amazing, especially the south viewpoint.

hiking
7 months ago

Very steep all the way up, had a great time and both north and south lookouts were incredible. Can't wait to do it again, well worth the burn on the way up.

hiking
7 months ago

Think stair climbing with out the stairs but when you clear the top of the trail, the view is SPECTACULAR. Remember to stretch really well before you go.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

great hike. so sunny today, a little bit of snow towards the top, melting layers on the road. well worth the incline on the way up. nice trail run on the way down. I suggest hiking poles. make sure you keep going down the road to see the south viewpoint. got to see mt rainier, adams, baker, st.Helens and more! so amazing. only 2 down trees easy to pass.

hiking
10 months ago

Sure, you can drive up in the spring, summer, and fall, but hiking up in winter is a treat. No cars. A little snow. And amazing views. The hike is short but fairly steep -- a good workout. From the north viewpoint, you can see Mt. Constance, Mt. Townsend, and Mt. Baker, among others. We even saw the Point Wilson Lighthouse (at Fort Worden) and the plume from the paper mill outside of Port Townsend. From the south viewpoint, you can see Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, Mt. Saint Helens, and even downtown Seattle. Great little hike! We took the road down, which was twice as long but half as slippery as the trail. Short video and photos of our trip here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=863s0WwGaLI