Mount Zion Trail

HARD 30 reviews
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Mount Zion Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Quilcene, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.6 miles
1407 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


mountain biking

road biking


horseback riding


wild flowers

From Quilcene, north 1.5 miles on U.S. 101 to Lords Lake Road. Follow Lords Lake Road to the lake and turn left onto Forest Service Road 28. Drive to Bon Jon Pass and turn right onto Forest Service Road 2810. The trailhead is 2 miles ahead on the left.

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1 month ago

Shouldn't be rated as "Hard", but is a lovely little stroll up a hill.

2 months ago

It's been awhile since I have been on here! I completed Mt. Zion about 2 years ago, nice little hike!

2 months ago

Nice day hike. Quick elevation gain over a couple miles and descent view.

4 months ago

Not that hard and has amazing views if you hike down ether side of the trail once you get to the top. Some times to foggy to see out. Great day hike.

9 months ago

Great in rhododendron season. Very well-graded, pleasant close-up, but offers few distant views, and the summit is heavily treed, you can't see much.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016

After reaching summit Defiantly hike .5 mile SE to rock outcropping. Beautiful view. This is the time of year to hike with rhodies blooming.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Since trees are now crowding out the view, the main summit is not the destination. Once you reach the summit, two trails lead to better views: one on your left (northwest) that leads to better peekaboo views of Mt. Baker, etc., and one on your right (southeast) that leads to panoramic views of Mt. Townsend, Gray Wolf Ridge, and the Olympics. This latter view is what makes this hike special. If you stop before you get here, you’ve cheated yourself.

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Monday, August 24, 2015

Great place to hike with your 4 legged furry family members!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Great hike. The view at the top is obstructed but if you take the trail to the RIGHT for another mile or so there is an amazing lookout. Lots of angry bees the day I went but never got stung thankfully.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

I enjoyed this hike thoroughly as the rhododendrons were blooming. People on the trail were very nice and the view was good despite the growth of the forest.

One thing to note is Google Maps does not take you in the right direction when going to the trail. Consult a map of the area if you are going to use that app. (Or just use the map)

Monday, March 30, 2015

The trail was not busy at all. Began with cloudy and overcast. By the time I got to the top, the sun was out and it was clear. Could see all of Puget Sound and the Olympics. So beautiful!!! Perfect day for a hike!

Monday, July 07, 2014