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The Best Backpacking in Rhododendron

Looking for the best backpacking in Rhododendron? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Rhododendron. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Rhododendron

  • Rhododendron, Oregon

    Zigzag Mountain Trail

    24.6 mi / 7280 ft gain
    Zigzag Mountain Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Rhododendron, Oregon.
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  • Rhododendron, Oregon

    Hunchback Trail #793

    18.18 mi / 5358 ft gain
    Hunchback Trail #793 is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Rhododendron, Oregon.
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  • Rhododendron, Oregon

    Cool Creek Trail to Devil's Peak

    6.46 mi / 3110 ft gain
    Cool Creek Trail to Devil's Peak is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Government Camp, Oregon.
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Salmon River Trail: Short Option

    7.58 mi / 1706 ft gain
    Salmon River Trail: Short Option is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Rhododendron, Oregon.
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  • Rhododendron, Oregon

    Salmon Trail via Kinzel

    14.85 mi / 4170 ft gain
    Salmon Trail via Kinzel is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Welches, Oregon.
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Salmon River Trail

    25.98 mi / 4245 ft gain
    Salmon River Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Welches, Oregon.
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  • Rhododendron, Oregon

    Cast and Burnt Lake Loop via Cast Creek and Zigzag Mountain Trails

    27.03 mi / 7556 ft gain
    Cast and Burnt Lake Loop via Cast Creek and Zigzag Mountain Trails is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Rhododendron, Oregon.
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  • Rhododendron, Oregon

    Burnt Lake and Zigzag Mountain

    5.0
    12.27 mi / 3225 ft gain
    After getting your back country permit from a park ranger, you can park your car and head up Zigzag Mountain. There's a tiny 'parking lot' (lot of dirt) where you park that's right by the trailhead. The hike up to the campsites is roughly 4 miles, and it is all uphill. Not only are you surrounde...
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  • Rhododendron, Oregon

    Yocum Ridge Trail

    18.55 mi / 4370 ft gain
    Yocum Ridge Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Rhododendron, Oregon.
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  • Government Camp, Oregon

    Tom Dick and Harry Mountain

    5.0
    8.28 mi / 1726 ft gain
    Looking to score those iconic photos of Mt. Hood? Climb the well-graded trail to Tom Dick and Harry Mountain, one of the most accessible summit hikes to Portlanders, and see where they were all taken. Starting from the busy Mirror Lake Trailhead, climb roughly 900 feet and 1.5 miles to Mirror La...
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  • Mount Hood, Oregon

    McNeil Point via Top Spur Trailhead

    4.9
    7.17 mi / 2428 ft gain
    The hike to McNeil Point begins at Top Spur Trailhead, in the Mt. Hood National Wilderness. Follow signs for McNeil Point along the Pacific Crest and Timberline Trails heading north. Though there are numerous camping opportunities along the way (most of the route follows the PCT), an old stone s...
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Climb Squaw Mountain

    4.5
    On a clear day, this short, secluded hike offers breath-taking views of Mt. St. Helens, Rainier, Adams, Hood, and Jefferson, as well as of downtown Portland, Coast Range, and the Roaring River Wilderness.Begin the hike from the Twin Springs Trailhead and immediately take your first left at the T....
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  • Government Camp, Oregon

    Veda Lake Trail

    4.0
    2.5 mi / 748 ft gain
    This hike starts at the Fir Tree Trailhead and is an out and back 2.8 mile round trip. It's short, but there's 660 feet of elevation gain. To start, you climb steeply then it's an easy hike to a beautiful viewpoint overlooking the lake. The trail descends via switchbacks down to the lake for the ...
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  • Mount Hood, Oregon

    McGee Creek Trail #627 to Barrett Spur

    15.38 mi / 4688 ft gain
    McGee Creek Trail #627 to Barrett Spur is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Hood River, Oregon.
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  • Government Camp, Oregon

    Climb the Mt. Hood Summit

    4.8
    7 mi / 5239 ft gain
    Starting at 6,000 ft of elevation at Timberline Lodge, start your climb up the south side of Mt. Hood. If you head out at noon, in 6 hours you can make it about an hour past the last ski lift, called Palmer, where you can set up camp for the night. You may need to dig out a flat spot for your ten...
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  • Mount Hood, Oregon

    Timberline Trail Around Mount Hood

    40.05 mi / 10236 ft gain
    Timberline Trail Around Mount Hood is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Government Camp, Oregon.
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