uckhorn Mountain is nice double-summit peak within the Buckhorn Wilderness in the north east Olympics, just outside the Olympic national park. It is mostly class 2 with just a bit of class 3 scrambling; very suitable for new BCEP grads or those liking a mellow climb in a beautiful area without a difficult approach.
At 6988 feet, the west summit is the 23rd highest point in the Olympic Range. It is named after the appearance of its 2 summits which were once thought to look like deer horns, nearly equal in elevation and separated by a smooth saddle. The east peak, only 1200 feet away, is 32 feet lower. For some reason this area doesn't see the same amount of traffic as the northern half of the park but Buckhorn is one of the more accessible mountains in the general area.
|Driving Distance from Portland||220 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||4 hours|
|General Route Info||After a scenic hike from Marmot Pass, the highest point on the west summit can be reached by boot path and a short scramble up onto a large boulder. The first good views come upon reaching Marmot Pass but improve at the summit. Some of the main peaks visible include Constance, Inner Constance, Deception, Martin, The Needles, Graywolf, Baker, Glacier, and Rainier. Many hikers who visit Buckhorn will want to visit both summits. The east summit is slightly more difficult to get to. https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/trip-reports/tripreport-2006070923 https://www.summitpost.org/buckhorn-mountain/151016 http://www.protrails.com/trail/660/olympic-national-park-buckhorn-mountain http://www.peakbagger.com/peak.aspx?pid=1016|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in two or more days|
|Relevant Maps||Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness Green Trails Tyler Peak No. 136 Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S Trails Illustrated Olympic National Park|