Silver Lakes Trail

Leland, Washington

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Mount Townsend certainly has its loyal legion of fans. Lofty, prominent, and easily accessible, this northeastern Olympics mountain rarely receives a reprieve from clunking boots and clanking poles. But the scene is quite different at Silver Lakes, nestled in a remote cirque just south of the mountain. These two little alpine lakes receive a fraction of Townsend’s traffic. And the scenery? It’s as sublime and inspiring as that found at the nearby busy summit.
Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition

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Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Mount Townsend certainly has its loyal legion of fans. Lofty, prominent, and easily accessible, this northeastern Olympics mountain rarely receives a reprieve from clunking boots and clanking poles.

But the scene is quite different at Silver Lakes, nestled in a remote cirque just south of the mountain. These two little alpine lakes receive a fraction of Townsend’s traffic. And the scenery? It’s as sublime and inspiring as that found at the nearby busy summit.

© 2016 Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Leland
Distance: 11
Elevation Gain: 3,400 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Season: June to November
Trailhead Elevation: 3,500 feet
Top Elevation: 5,700 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Olympic National Forest
Local Maps: Green Trails Tyler Peak No. 136, Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness
Driving Directions: Directions to Silver Lakes Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/13/2006
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Good and steep up and down. Did it with HS kids as a gearcheck/endurance check for an upcoming longer backpack. It was foggy and cool that day so the mountains danced behind fog and mist. We'll go back late August as a reunion and see the full splendor. Absolutely great day trip.



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