Backpacking Destinations in Oregon & Washington
View the backpacking destinations in Oregon & Washington listed on this website based on location, difficulty rating, and best season.
The difficulty ratings listed here are based on an initial hike in to camp and does not include additional hikes on the trip.
- Easy: Up to 6 miles, and up to 1,000 ft. gain to campsite
- Moderate: Up to 8 miles with 1,000-2,000 ft. gain to campsite
- Strenuous: Up to 10 miles with 2,000-3,000 ft. gain to campsite
- Very Strenuous: Up to 12 miles with 3,000-4,000 ft. gain to campsite
The best times listed will vary somewhat from year to year, but in general, what is listed is based on my own experiences in each location and take into account when areas tend to be snow-free, have a lower risk of biting black flies and mosquitoes, or when water access is more plentiful.