Mount Townsend Climber's Log

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PeakPirate - Dec 4, 2011 10:14 pm Date Climbed: Nov 19, 2011

Nice Hike  Sucess!

Great half day hike, good for the whole family.

Andrew Rankine

Andrew Rankine - Nov 4, 2011 3:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2009

Morning hike  Sucess!

A relatively easy morning hike.


mountaingazelle - Aug 21, 2011 4:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2011

Townsend  Sucess!

I hiked the route up Dirty Face Ridge. This is supposed to be a less popular route but I saw a lot of people on it. Clouds moved along the ridge all day.


Snowslogger - Jul 7, 2011 2:14 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2010

Townsend and Welch Pk  Sucess!

A nice hike up Townsend and the easy scramble up Welch Peak, which I recommend. Great views.


HiT - Dec 30, 2010 3:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

Birthday hike  Sucess!

This summit has the most amazing views of both worlds. I would absolutly hate to do this hike if there were no views. One direction is the sound and the other is the mountains. I had very clear skies so I was able to see Adams and Rainier. There was a third one that I think may have been Hood even??? Not to sure on that one though.


breauxtrahn - Dec 8, 2010 7:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2004

two of three trails  Sucess!

First time I took the Mt Townsend Trail, and personally wasn't taken with it. Then in '09 went on the trail from the Northeast side and enjoyed it much more, except for having no views and snow on the way down.


ericwillhite - Oct 8, 2009 4:46 am Date Climbed: Mar 19, 1998

A few times  Sucess!

First time via north snowshoeing up. Another time at mid-night to see the lights. Another in summer on trail. Pics and map at


TimmyC - Sep 12, 2009 7:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2007

Very nice  Sucess!

Used the upper trailhead, pretty crowded on the trail, kind of a zoo on top, but still very beautiful. I gotta learn to not go on summertime weekends.


bikejr - Sep 8, 2009 4:46 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009

Down and Dirty

Townsend via the Dirty Face Ridge trail. Great easy to reach summit but go early to beat the crowds.

Casey Bates

Casey Bates - Jun 7, 2009 10:58 am Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2009

Above the Clouds  Sucess!

Beautiful hike in the mist until the last few hundred vertical feet. Amazing views of the peaks to the west.


Merlin736 - Mar 7, 2009 9:08 am Date Climbed: May 13, 2006

Fogged in  Sucess!

Alas, didn't get much of a view on top. Splendid time overall per trip report.


Curtissimo - Dec 20, 2008 4:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2000

on a cloudy day sans views  Sucess!

with wife + daughter


gimpilator - Oct 28, 2008 9:35 pm Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2008

Townsend Creek  Sucess!

Greg P. and I made a day trip of it. The weather has been exceptionally good for late October and we had views of Baker, Shuksan, Whitehorse, Three Fingers, Glacier, Rainier, Iron, Mystery, Deception, and Gray Wolf just to name a few.


mountainmatt - Sep 26, 2008 4:52 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2000

Great view of Town...  Sucess!

A pleasant afternoon stroll with a rewarding view of Seattle and the Cascades!!


awilsondc - Jul 21, 2008 1:14 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2008

Summit via Upper Trailhead  Sucess!

Nice little hike to get some exercise and check out a good view. I got a late start (4:30) but was glad I did as the trailhead was packed from the weekend crowd. Fun hike, and I liked the paved road for most of the drive in.

alpine climber

alpine climber - Jul 7, 2008 11:56 am

Beautiful day  Sucess!

Easy hike with some great views. Good day out in the company of friends.


DBachen - Mar 18, 2008 8:07 pm

great hike  Sucess!

great views and easy access well worth the hike/climb


tleaf - Mar 11, 2008 5:22 pm

Gentle climb  Sucess!

My husband and I have been up Mt Townsend many times. We tend to take route I,1. I recently took a girlfriend up there and she was in awe. Love the views.


StarMan - Sep 15, 2007 4:27 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2007

Wow!  Sucess!

Perfectly clear day! Wonderful 360 panorama including views of Puget Sound, Mount Baker, Mount Rainier, Seattle skyline, and in to Canada.


Mountainjeff - Dec 30, 2006 3:40 am Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2006

Deep Snow

Road too snowy to drive closer than 1/2 mile from the lower trailhead. No one had snowshoed any further than the upper trailhead since the last snow. Trailbreaking in about 16-18 inches of heavy powder. Very slow going, so I only got about half way to the top. I'll try again later.

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