Jupiter Ridge

Brinnon, Washington 98320

Jupiter Ridge

Jupiter Ridge Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Jupiter Ridge Reviews

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6/27/2009
Fairly uncrowded ridge line trail, good for families. Full of rhododendrons.
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8/30/2000
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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Trail Information

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

Activity Feed

Jul 2018