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  1. Chinook Pass, part of the Pacific Crest Trail, is known for its beautiful scenery, and clean trails.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    63.3 miles
    Duration
    2-4 days
  2. The Hoh River Trail gives a stunning opportunity to experience the fascinations of a temperate rain forest and will appeal to all levels of backpackers by offering a rare glimpse into this special ecology.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    76.8 miles
    Duration
    With 17.3 miles into the Hoh River Valley there is an ample amount of options to choose a simple day hike to a multi-day backpacking trip.
  3. Goat Rocks Wilderness is a massive wilderness area with stunning scenery: wildflowers, mountain views, alpine forests, and ancient volcanic geological formations.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    85.9 miles
    Duration
    1-2 Days
  4. Olympic National Park is easily one of the most beautiful and impressive parks in America. There are endless recreational opportunities and you could spend a lifetime exploring its beaches, ridges, and forests.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    61.6 miles
    Duration
    Varies
  5. The Northern Loop Trail is a 15.5 mile offshoot of the Wonderland Trail on Mt. Rainier, and is considered the most pristine wilderness in Mt. Rainier Park.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    58.5 miles
    Duration
    4-6 Days
  6. Blanca Lake consists of a 7.5 mile round trip, and a 3300 ft. elevation gain. And strikingly colored glacial lakes.

    Difficulty
    5 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    51.5 miles
    Duration
    4-5 hours
  7. The trip between Rainy and Hart's Pass is a fairly moderate trip with mostly level hiking and a few uphill climbs, ridges, and switchbacks.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    112.0 miles
    Duration
    2-3 Days
  8. For all you experienced adventurers out there, a 12-mile roundtrip trek up glacial Ruth Mountain is a great way to spend a day or two.

    Difficulty
    5 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    96.5 miles
    Duration
    1-2 days
  9. The Enchantments is a backpackers dream. It's one of the best routes in the nation.

    Difficulty
    5 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    71.9 miles
    Duration
    Two or more days.
  10. Surprise Lake is a glacier fed body of water that's nestled in the valley of Thunder and Spark Plug Mountains. Its beauty is truly staggering and surprising.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    90.7 miles
    Duration
    One to several days
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