Another brief detour off US 101 climbs quickly up Mt. Walker, ending at two separate viewpoints of Dabob Bay, and on a clear day, Puget Sound. As the road gained altitude, I soon found myself inside a cloud.
At the top of Mt. Walker you can choose two viewpoints. One provides great views of the water and islands of Puget Sound, while the other opens up to a panorama of the mountains.
The on-and-off drizzle didn’t stop me from enjoying this viewpoint.
Just a few feet from the viewpoints, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a lush forest. It’s perfect if a quick rain shower sneaks up on you (just like it did during my visit).
This is the view from the other viewpoint. You can easily visit both, since neither require a long hike.
Note: This trip was first published in 2004.