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20 Amazing Backpacking Trips in Oregon

Explore the beauty of the Pacific Northwest

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There's no better way to get to know the wilderness in Oregon than spending a few days exploring the backcountry. With dramatic volcanic mountain ranges, pristine alpine lakes, and the lush forests that the Pacific Northwest is so well known for, any backpacker hitting these trails will not be disappointed. And there's no reason to hibernate this winter, a lot of these backpacking trips are just as amazing - if not more so - during the winter months. Wherever and whenever you choose to go on your next backpacking trip in Oregon, we're sure you'll have an adventure you'll never forget. 

1. Backpack to Russell Lake

Photo: Erik Sanders

2. Snowshoe the Rim at Crater Lake NP

Photo: Dan Loch

3. Backpack around Broken Top

Photo: Michael Graw

4. Backpack the Painted Canyon Loop, Honecombs Wilderness

Photo: Dusty Klein

5. Backpack to Hidden Lake

Photo: Michael Graw

6. Backpack the Lakes Basin and Summit Eagle Cap

Photo: Dan Loch

7. Backpack Ruckel Ridge

Photo: Patrick Cole

8. Backpack to the Wallowas' Mirror Lake

Photo: Roark Nelson

9. Backpack Broken Top Trail to No Name Lake

Photo: Whitney Whitehouse

10. Backpack to the Matthieu Lakes

Photo: Isaac Desautels

11. Backpack to the Base of Mt. Thielsen

Photo: Talia Touboul

12. Backpack to North Lake

Photo: John Chau

13. Backpack to Santiam Lake via Duffy Lake Trailhead

Photo: Samuel Judge

14. Backpack to Burnt Lake

Photo: Angela Clarke

15. Backpack the Eagle Cap Wilderness Loop

Photo: Colin Ayers

16. Backpack to Dome Rock via the Upper Trailhead

Photo: Zak Stone

17. Basecamp at Green Lakes

Photo: Dan Loch

18. Climb Tom, Dick, and Harry Mountain

Photo: Dan Moe

19. Backpack to Battle Ax Mountain

Photo: Jeffrey Green

20. Backpack to Hunt’s Cove

Photo: Michael Graw

Cover photo: Dan Loch

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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