Mount Walker

MODERATE 140 reviews
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Mount Walker is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Quilcene, Washington that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2014 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

trail running

walking

forest

views

Directions from Quilcene: Travel south on US Highway 101 for 5 miles. Turn off onto Forest Service Road 2730 and continue for a quarter mile to the trailhead.

hiking
2 days ago

This hike kicked my butt! Totally worth it! The views were beautiful!

hiking
3 days ago

Only thing I would say is too change the experience level to difficult. :)

off road driving
1 month ago

Great easy trail! A little slippery towards the top as there is fresh snow fall! But amazing view once at the top!!

hiking
1 month ago

We were the first and only ones on this hike at 10am, not sure why as it was perfect, but we did see hikers on our way down. This climb is steep but so worth the views at the top. The snow gradually got deeper and I recommend spikes and poles. The sun peaked out allowing a fantastic view!

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing hike! The incline is non-stop pretty steep! Must be in decent physical shape or you'll be disliking life, let alone your quads will be on fire for a few days. It's 2.5miles hike to the summit (2,800ft) ... WELL-WORTH it! The views are breathtaking! Views of Seattle and Mt. Rainer on one side, and views of mountains, peaks and valleys on the other.

2 months ago

Very steep but well maintained trail. Basically a 2 mile climb with the summit at almost 2100 feet. I'll definitely go back.

hiking
4 months ago

We hiked up on the trail and back on the road. GPS said just over 7 miles. Trail up was a nice workout, and we only saw 2 other groups. We liked the "teaser" views through the trees as we hiked. Views at the top were really great, especially Mt Rainier although we could barely make it out with the haze. Nice quick hike!

hiking
4 months ago

I would rate this at a very high moderate level. An elevation gain/loss of 2000+ feet in just over 2 miles is pretty grueling.

4 months ago

great hike but steep and dry conditions make the trail slippery because of dust.

beautiful views at top. outhouses at top. parking at top.

4 months ago

trail is steep all the way up. Dry weather has made the trail slippery both going up and down. amazing views at the top when the clouds move out.

when they say steep, they aren't kidding. We only saw 1 group of hikers on the trail, and they were leaving as we got there. There are great places to stop and get picture along the path. Cell signal was spotty, but there were plenty of people at the top. My first real hike, and it was definitely exciting.

hiking
5 months ago

Very steep trail with a lot of switchbacks. I am in pretty good shape and found this difficult. Would definitely suggest using walking sticks or hiking poles on this trail. Also there are multiple signs saying you're in cougar country so be sure to bring some kind of animal spray just in case

5 months ago

I did this hike in April 2016, when I was visiting a friend in WA. It was breathtaking. A pretty significant incline but so worth it at the top! We visited both summits while we were up there. I definitely have plans of getting back up there when I eventually visit WA again! (Also, you can drive to the top too if you don't want to hike).

6 months ago

Up hill the while way, but nice views.

hiking
6 months ago

Was foggy when we went last Saturday, 6/3, and definitely a butt kicker, but totally worth it. Great way to get the season started. That 20% average grade was a steep reminder of how much I need to work on. Ha!

hiking
6 months ago

I would rate this as more on the difficult side of moderate even though it's short. I thought my tennis shoes would be just fine but ended up slipping and sliding. Both me and my friend fell a couple times. Gorgeous views though.

6 months ago

Very steep and tough but well worth it

hiking
6 months ago

Incredible views from North and South peaks. The hike is a grind if you're not prepared for it. A little bump at the beginning and then nonstop climb to the top. Long switchbacks. Straddles the line between moderate and hard, in my opinion. Great hike.

6 months ago

Its a short trail but a steep climb of about 20 percent incline. The peak has both a North and South viewpoint which are equally beautiful. I would highly suggest this trail. The view was worth it!

hiking
7 months ago

Definitely some steep spots. We lucked out and got a view at both viewpoints. We took the trail down instead of going down the road. Very popular hike, but for good reason.

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