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    Mount Zion Trail 836

    Olympic National Forest, Washington
    Distance1.7mi
    Elevation Gain1,916ft
    Trailhead Elevation2,949ft
    Top4,262ft
    Elevation Min/Max2949/4262ft
    Elevation Start/End2949/2949ft

    Mount Zion Trail 836

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    Fox Island, WA
    Adventurer | 201 pts
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    9/22/2016
    Light traffic on moderate trail for weekday. Steady climb on well maintained trail. View blocked at top by trees. Had to follow unmarked trail off to left (north) to find rugged ridgeline for unobstructed views to east of Sound. Very steep either side. Not recommended for children. Ledge mentioned in writeup to south has magnificent views of Olympics to west.

    Had no trouble finding parking lot. Google maps took me straight to trailhead. But unless you have GPS saved for the area, the phone ap won't take you home again (no service).
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    Bainbridge Island, WA
    Pathfinder | 151 pts
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    3/20/2010
    Awesome trail!!! We will go back when the rhodies are in bloom. The views are fantastic. Our visit was in March and only saw four otehr hikers, but the trail looks like it gets a lot of visitors. The trail is steep in places but not terrible. A few spots to pull off the trial and have lunch/break. Took hubby and I with two dogs 1 hour 15 minutes to make to the top.
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    Portland, OR
    Trailblazer | 1428 pts
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    7/21/2008
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    Camano City, WA
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    7/17/2006
    The write up from trails.com was all but useless. The directions to the trail head are not clear. Someone should actually go make the hike before they publish. In any event, ended up doing Mt. Townsend - excellent hike...
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    Port Orchard, WA
    Pathfinder | 70 pts
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    5/27/2006
    Easy trail to climb and about the right length for a beginner hiker like myself. Unfortunately the weather was not very cooperative. I would recommend taking this hike on a nice clear day. It was raining, and when we got to the top, there was no reward b/c we couldn't see more than 20 ft in front of us. I will do it again, though. Very clean trail. Also, most of the signs on the way to trail do NOT mention Mt. Zion, so don't think you're driving the wrong way. Mileage from turnoff in Quilcene is closer to 24 miles (not the 17 or 18 listed in the guide here).
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    Blyn, WA
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    4/13/2006
    This was a nice trail but not remarkable. The directions given were a little off as we got to the trailhead without leaving road 28.
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    Arundel, ME
    Trailblazer | 713 pts
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    7/8/2001
    Excellent hike! Easy 1 mile gradual hike to cutoff bridge with Dungeness River trail. 7 miles to Royal Basin area...pine forest (due to rain shadow, this is not a rain forest area), but nice to hike along the river most of the hike. Overall, a gradual ascent to basin. Plateau's just before basin in beautiful meadows. Here is where the amazing 360 views begin! Several campsites along Royal Lake. Watch out for mosquito's!! Camp here one night and then hike another 'long' mile to the actual basin for 2nd night. Great 2 night trip. Dueable in 1 night though. Can't say enough about the basin views up to peaks above - Mount Clark, Mount Deception, Mount Mystery, Mount Fricaba. Personally, I hiked up to 7,000 foot peak east of Mt. Deception. Amazing views of entire valley below and distant peaks to East and South. Dangerous climb on unstable shall. Experienced or stupid climbers only. Explore the Royal Basin. Worth it. WARNING: Olympic NP Wilderness Use Fees required. $5 per group, $2 per night/person. Call 360-565-3100 if questions. Driving directions: west of Sequium, L on Taylor Cut Off Rd, follow pink flags to Dungeness Area via FR 2880 and FR 2860 to trail head.
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    Doleway, AL
    Trailblazer | 5056 pts
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    3/30/2000
    The perfect overnight adventure. Royal Creek leads you up a narrowing valley to Royal lake. A jewel enclosed by rugged peaks, the lake is the perfect spot for the weekend warrier. Be warned, snow likes to linger at this magical spot.
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    Trail Information

    Olympic National Forest
    Nearby City
    Olympic National Forest
    Parks
    Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    Views, Wild Flowers
    Features
    Olympic National Park
    Local Contacts
    USGS Mount Zion; Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness
    Local Maps

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