Mount Zion Trail

HARD 35 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.

15 days ago

Great day hike! Perfect for two 40ish ladies and our dogs. Only one other car in the lot on a Tuesday morning. Trail is pretty steep in places, but nothing someone in decent shape can't handle. The view at the top was sadly lacking because of all the smoke in the air. If I didn't know where the trail head was, it would be hard to find, though. Turned right at FS road 2800 and from there the roads weren't marked. I recall in the past seeing signage for Mt. Townsend and Mt. Zion, but they wasn't there today. The parking lot for Mt. Zion is more clearly marked for the Sleepy Hollow Trail #852. The Mt. Zion trail head is across the road marked only by a small, white, laminated paper and a small, brown post.

23 days ago

A fantastic beginners summit hike. You're hiking to the top of the mountain so it's steep, but doable for people mildly in shape.

24 days ago

Continuous climb on the way up. All 1.8 miles. Filtered views from the top. Only did it because it was dog friendly. Trail was easy to follow and nicely groomed.

1 month ago

limited views

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3 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

6 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.

11 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, 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