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Mount Walker

Olympic National Park, WA
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Type: Mountains
Activities: Driving, Hiking
Description: A 2,750-foot high mountain with a view from the summit of the eastern Olympic Mountains.
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felix15
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Austin, Texas
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36 helpful votes 36 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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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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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 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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Edmonds, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

words cant describe the splendid view here. just perfect for hiking but the trail is slippery so carry proper footwear and wind cheater. Be prepared to be accompanied by the mist and the clouds on the sides of the curvy uphill road.

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Silverdale, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

I have traveled the world many times over, been to the Swiss Alps a few times as well. Nothing compares to Washington state's own backyard. The central placement of Mt Walker to The Puget Sound a and view downtown Seattle, Mt. Rainier and other noted snow capped mountains, along with the Olympics and Cascades is the best of the best.... More

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cedarview2
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Great trip which offers wonderful views of the Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound, and on a clear day Seattle in the distance. Lots of good chances to see passing raptors fly by as well. The road and hiking trail to the top is just off of Highway 101. Be sure and check out "both" lookout areas at top for different views... More

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