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Mount Walker Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.7 (6) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

This loop functions as a pleasant workout that rewards you with great views from the summit of Mount Walker.


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7.9

Miles

12.7

KM

77%

Runnable

2,798' 853 m

High

761' 232 m

Low

2,187' 666 m

Up

2,185' 666 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

42%

Max Grade (23°)

Dogs Leashed

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Overview

Mt. Walker is the only peak facing the Puget Sound that has both a road and trail to its summit. The trail is easily accessed year-round, though the summit road is subject to seasonal closure. Near the summit, there are two overlooks facing opposite directions: one offers views of the Puget Sound, Seattle, and Mt. Rainier, and the other has views of the Olympics.

Description

Starting from the gate, follow the road as it makes its way around the northern portion of the mountain on moderate grades hidden within dense forest. After making your way to the top, the road eventually ends at a summit complete with two viewpoints. Soak up the views and enjoy pleasant benches and restrooms before making your way down the steep Mt. Walker Trail #894's relentless switchbacks to reach the run's end.

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  4.7 from 6 votes

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On the south side, enjoy breathtaking views of the Puget Sound. In the distance is Seattle.
Jun 5, 2017 near Quilcene, WA
Enjoy the mountain views while you take a break.
Jun 5, 2017 near Quilcene, WA
Enjoy great valley views from the summit of Mount Walker.
Jun 5, 2017 near Quilcene, WA
The doubletrack on the Mount Walker Loop is smooth and easy to traverse.
Jun 5, 2017 near Quilcene, WA
Trailhead sign at Elbo Creek. Three of us start the hike.
Oct 10, 2018 near Quilcene, WA

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Apr 15, 2018
Terrence Beach Jr
Started the trail from the parking lot by the trailhead, so that knocked off about 1 mile from the loop. Great trail for getting some hill training! 7mi — 1h 15m
Nov 24, 2017
Amy Schmitz
Ran up the trail and down the road. Well maintained trail. We had fun bombing down the gentle grade of the road. 7.9mi