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Mount Zion
pnwhikes > Olympic Peninsula > Quilcene
Make the hike to Mount Zion in June and you are likely to experience many rhododendrons that line the forest here. They are in full bloom during June and are likely to be one the lasting memories of the hike. Once you reach the top the forest breaks and yeilds grand views of Olympic ranges and peaks and Mount Baker and the Cascades are even visible beyond Puget Sound on clear days.
Type Length Difficulty Rating Gain
View 3.6 mi 2 / 5 7.8 / 10 1350 ft

User Groups
Hikers, Dogs, Bikes, Horses, Motorcycles

Accessibility
May-November

Permits
A federal Northwest Forest Pass is required to park here
 
Driving Directions:
From Quilcene, north 1.5 miles on U.S. 101 to Lords Lake Road. Follow Lords Lake Road to the lake and turn left onto Forest Service Road 28. Drive to Bon Jon Pass and turn right onto Forest Service Road 2810. The trailhead is 2 miles ahead on the left.
Contact Information:
Olympic National Forest
Hood Canal Ranger District - Quilcene Office
295142 Highway 101 S.
P.O. Box 280
Quilcene, Wa 98376
Tel: 360.765.2200
TTY: 360.765.2200
http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/olympic

Maps
Green Trails #136 Tyler Peak
#136 Tyler Peak
USGS Mount Zion
Mount Zion
Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness
Buckhorn Wilderness
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