The Evergreen State has thousands of miles of trails leading to breathtaking vistas, incredible alpine lakes, stunning stretches of coast, and ancient forests. While many of these amazing places can be reached in a single day trip from Seattle, the best spots are seen while out on backpacking trips. It’s here, as we spend a few nights miles away from the nearest town, that we discover a secret: Few things are better than backcountry camping in the wilds of Washington State.
During the day, the outdoor destinations of the Pacific Northwest are home to some of the best and most scenic spots in the country, helping make the greater Seattle area the basecamp for a summer’s worth of backpacking trips. While there are hundreds of amazing backpacking trips to be found all around the greater Puget Sound region, we share a few local favorites and hidden gems, each sure to get you hooked on backpacking every summer.Read More