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 hiking in to a campsite and does not include additional hike destinations on the trip.
- Easy: Hike in up to 6 miles, and up to 1,000 ft. gain to camp area
- Moderate: Hike in up to 8 miles with 1,000-2,000 ft. gain to camp area
- Strenuous: Hike in up to 10 miles with 2,000-3,000 ft. gain to camp area
- Very Strenuous: Hike in up to 12 miles with 3,000-4,000 ft. gain to camp area
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.