This Mount Townsend is located in the northeast corner of the Olympic mountain range within the Buckhorn Wilderness. Mount Townsend is notable as a popular day hike of a little over 5 miles on the Mt. Townsend Trail. Its popularity stems primarily from the sweeping vista from its long broad grassy summit. The panorama includes Olympic peaks, the waters of the Straight of Juan De Fuca and Puget Sound including the San Juan Islands, and the Cascade Range from Mt. Baker to Mt. Rainier. Mount Townsend is also famous for the bounty of wildflowers on its upper slopes. In the winter, Mount Townsend has become a popular snowshoeing destination. From Seattle, Mt. Townsend appears on the western skyline of the Olympic Range at the northern end, and is usually the last snow-capped peak at that end that the eye can pick out.
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct|
|Nearest major airport:||Seattle-Tacoma|
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