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The Best Backpacking in Tualatin

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Top backpacking spots in and near Tualatin

  • Yacolt, Washington

    Hike Silver Star Mountain via Grouse Vista

    4.5
    6 mi / 2000 ft gain
    The Grouse Vista Trailhead is located through the town of Washougal off of highway 14 just past Camas. Once you leave the city, the road will turn to gravel and dirt though it is fairly well maintained until snow arrive and accessible by most cars so long as you're willing to get drive over loose...
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  • Gales Creek, Oregon

    Gales Creek Trail

    11.42 mi / 2162 ft gain
    Gales Creek Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Gales Creek, Oregon.
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  • Tillamook, Oregon

    Wilson River Trail

    3.0
    18.58 mi / 4879 ft gain
    This long trail provides hikers with great views of the corridor in the Coast Range. As the trail follows public land for the most part, there are a couple sections with steady elevation gains to avoid private land: near Lees Camp and Ryan Creek. Although the trail receives some of the most rain...
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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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  • 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

    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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  • 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

    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: 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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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Bagby Trail #544

    23.93 mi / 4442 ft gain
    Bagby Trail #544 is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a hot springs located near Detroit, Oregon.
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  • North Bonneville, Washington

    Table Mountain via Aldrich Butte Trailhead

    4.7
    16 mi / 3350 ft gain
    Hike up into the forest (take the right path, not the one going left), and follow it all the way until you get to "Carpenter Lake" (which always seems to be just an empty, marshy field). Keep going and do not take the right path at the first Y split off. Instead, stay left, until you come to anot...
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  • Estacada, Oregon

    Shellrock Lake #700, Serene Lake and Grouse Point Trail #517

    10.63 mi / 2799 ft gain
    Shellrock Lake #700, Serene Lake and Grouse Point Trail #517 is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Welches, Oregon.
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  • Stevenson, Washington

    Climb Three Corner Rock

    4.0
    Begin the short hike to Three Corner Rock by heading south on the Pacific Crest Trail from its crossing of Road CG 2090. After a steady 1.5 mile climb of roughly 600 feet, look for a large fallen sign marking the junction to Three Corner Rock. Shortly after, another older sign invites Pacific Cre...
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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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  • Lyons, Oregon

    Backpack the Opal Creek Wilderness

    11.5 mi / 900 ft gain
    On Saturday, I slid into the backseat alongside weekend belongings crammed in the car trunk. Backpacks with patches and streaks of dust. Bags of food that could be cooked over the flames of a fire.We drove south on the 5, leaving Portland and crossing through Salem, as Lake Street Dive albums pla...
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  • Gates, Oregon

    Battle Axe Summit via Whetstone, Twin Lakes, Elk Lake

    33.77 mi / 7323 ft gain
    Battle Axe Summit via Whetstone, Twin Lakes, Elk Lake is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Detroit, Oregon.
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