Mt. Walker

4.5/5 (6 reviews)
Quilcene, Washington (Jefferson County)
Last Updated: 11/24/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

Mt. Walker is a must stop if you want a leisurely drive to one of the tallest mountain peaks closest to the Hood Canal. 100-year-old Douglas fir trees cover the thriving mountain, which was once burned down by a fire. An abundance of songbirds can be seen and heard from the Mt. Walker viewpoints as well as other birds, such as hawks, owls and grouse. In the distance,​ major metropolitan areas can be seen. Everett is 33 miles away to the north and seen from the north viewpoint; Seattle, 28 miles to the west as seen from the south viewpoint and Tacoma is 39 miles away, also seen from the south viewpoint.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4.5/5 (6 reviews)
Todd
Official Crew
103250
Status: Seasonal Closure
Visited: 11/24/2022

Closed for the season! See you next year!
Jasmine & Jon Hughes
Official Crew
15700
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/14/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

I visited Mt. Walker last night for some night photography. There had been light snow nearby in the lowlands where I live, so I assumed there might be a little bit at the top here. There was about an inch at the top, and a little less near the top of the trail on the road. As I was going up in the Jeep, I slipped slightly, so I slowed down and put it in 4-High. I stayed up there for about an hour or so, the ground was definitely frozen, and my dog's water bowl froze over while we were there. As I headed back down, I saw some new tire tracks in the snow, but no one else was up there but me. They looked like the slipped all over. As I drove down, there was some soft of truck in the road and they continued down the hill when they saw me. So, while the road is open, you should have 4WD to make it to the top at this time.
Trail Review: Mt. Walker - Jasmine & Jon Hughes
Trail Review: Mt. Walker - Jasmine & Jon Hughes
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/17/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Easy forest service road. The top offers some great views of the Hood Canal. Not sure why concerns for this trail were for “full sized” vehicles though. No issues whatsoever.
Trail Review: Mt. Walker - Thad B
Trail Review: Mt. Walker - Thad B
Jasmine & Jon Hughes
Official Crew
15700
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/26/2021

Was glad to see the trail open again after the winters' logging operations.
Trail Review: Mt. Walker - Jasmine & Jon Hughes
Jasmine & Jon Hughes
Official Crew
15700
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 10/23/2020

At this time the Mt. Walker Road is closed to the public. You can still hike up with parking at Waypoint 2.
Trail Review: Mt. Walker - Jasmine & Jon Hughes

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