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Address: Olympic National Park, WA
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A 2,750-foot high mountain with a view from the summit of the eastern...

A 2,750-foot high mountain with a view from the summit of the eastern Olympic Mountains.

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Take your visitors up here, WORTH THE TRIP!

This is the shortest drive to the best view of western Washington and the Puget Sound, road closed in the winter. Drive or hike (5 miles round trip), the views on the north and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
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Kingston, Washington

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Kingston, Washington
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40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is the shortest drive to the best view of western Washington and the Puget Sound, road closed in the winter. Drive or hike (5 miles round trip), the views on the north and south side are spectacular. Pick a clear day or you will be in the clouds. Bring a picnic and enjoy the view. When your out of... More 

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Hansville, WA
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82 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is an easy (or hard if you hike) to reach viewpoint on the western side of Hood Canal. It is well worth the effort to drive to the top to enjoy spectacular views.

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1 Thank Jerry U
Bellevue, Washington, United States
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

After reading other sites online reviews, I was ready for a steep climb up. It's a two mile hike with a total elevation gain of about 2,000 feet. I definitely would describe it as a constant climb up. One of the other hikers mentioned 19 switchbacks. I didn't count them from the bottom, but I think that's a pretty close... More 

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1 Thank Nancy S
felix15
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49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Driving down Hwy. 101, we spotted a sign to Mt. Walker. We took she short drive up the mountain and chose the North Lookout. Wow! You could see Mt. Rainier and the surrounding areas on this beautiful sunny day. The South lookout was not as impressive. Definitely worth the short jaunt up to the North side.

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Moses Lake, Washington
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were on 101 on our way to Olympic National Park when we decided to stop off and head up to see this viewpoint. I felt it was well worth the stop even though it wasn't a clear day. On the contrary, we seemed to end up above a blanket of clouds. The only time I normally see that if... More 

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3 Thank Buckeyeshell
Austin, Texas
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66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The 4 mile dirt road to the top of Mt Walker is a big part of the fun. It is narrow and steep enough to weed out RVs and give you a mild sense of adventure, but well maintained enough to be safe and is accessible to normal cars (4 wheel drive and high clearance not required). The view at... More 

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Apopka, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This overlook is off 101 close to Quilcene. We took the right loop first and found a great view of the forest and water. They have primitive restrooms there. The left loop was shrouded in clouds that day.

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Prince Rupert, Canada
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40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My sister an I had taken the Port Angeles ferry and were heading south along the Olympic Peninsula on our way to Vegas when we saw the sign for the Mount Walker lookout. "Want to check it out?" "Sure!" With that, we took the exit and started heading up without really knowing what we were getting in for. It had... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

A must see when in the area on a clear day. It takes some time to drive up on the windy gravel road but it pays off at the top. On clear days you're treated to beautiful views of Mount Rainier from the south side and the Olympics from the north side. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the views... More 

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3 Thank Wanderluster4
Edmonds, WA
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104 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

It is easy to miss the turn off from southbound Highway 101 to Mount Walker. It is about five miles south of the town of Quilcene. The road is gravel, very dusty in the summer, blocked by snow in the winter. There is also a trail which gains about 2000 feet in about four miles. At the summit, there are... More 

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