Jupiter Ridge

Brinnon, Washington

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A 14.2-mile round-trip day hike to the summit of Mount Jupiter. This trail follows a high ridgetop into The Brothers Wilderness, arriving at an old lookout site that commands excellent views of the eastern Olympics. It is the only relatively level trek in the southeastern part of the range that visits the high country. There is no surface water along the route, so be sure to bring a plentiful supply for drinking. Along the way, hikers can look south to view remnants of the 2011 Big Hump Fire, which scarred over 1,000 acres of the Duckabush drainage. The fire was caused by wilderness campers who failed to fully extinguish a campfire.
Hiking Olympic National Park

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Hiking Olympic National Park

by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)

A 14.2-mile round-trip day hike to the summit of Mount Jupiter. This trail follows a high ridgetop into The Brothers Wilderness, arriving at an old lookout site that commands excellent views of the eastern Olympics. It is the only
relatively level trek in the southeastern part of the range that visits the high country.

There is no surface water along the route, so be sure to bring a plentiful supply for drinking. Along the way, hikers can look south to view remnants of the 2011 Big Hump Fire, which scarred over 1,000 acres of the Duckabush drainage. The fire was caused by wilderness campers who failed to fully extinguish a campfire.

© 2015 Erik Molvar/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Brinnon
Distance: 14.2
Elevation Gain: 4,000 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Season: Mid-June to mid-October
Local Contacts: Olympic National Park, permit required for backcountry camping
Local Maps: USGS Mount Jupiter, Brinnon; Custom Correct The Brothers - Mount Anderson
Driving Directions: Directions to Jupiter Ridge

Recent Trail Reviews

6/27/2009
2

Fairly uncrowded ridge line trail, good for families. Full of rhododendrons.


8/30/2000
1

Trail is cleared of blowdowns to lake. Patchy snow remains around the wet crossing at 3900', otherwise the trail is snowfree. All campsites except one are melted out. Be prepared for a wet crossing of Lena Creek.



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