The Best Backpacking in Rockport

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Top backpacking spots in and near Rockport

  • Rockport, Washington

    Hike Sourdough Mountain

    5.0
    9.1 mi / 5104 ft gain
    Going east from Newhalem on highway 20, turn off towards the small town of Diablo. There are signs from there on where to park. This hike is very difficult. It is very steep and gains elevation very quickly and right from the start. Once you get above tree line though you are greeted with great v...
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  • Whatcom County, Washington

    Hike to Terror Basin and Climb West McMillan Spire

    16 mi / 9800 ft gain
     The Picket Range is a remote and rugged subrange of Washington's North Cascades. It draws very few visitors per year, and the odds of seeing another human on your adventure are very low. West McMillan Spire is an 8,000' peak located in the Southern Pickets. It is a Class 3 climb involving bot...
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  • Manning Park, British Columbia

    Hike to Mt. Frosty, EC Manning Provincial Park

    14.2 mi / 5433.1 ft gain
    The larch meadows on the approach to Mt. Frosty are known for 2 things: 1. Wild flowers during the summer and 2. Larches during the autumn.The trail climbs up the south end of Lightning Lake; it is well groomed and graded all the way up. The steepest section is the climb out of Lightning Lakes – ...
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  • Rockport, Washington

    Camping in the North Cascades at Diablo Lake

    4.0
    Diablo lake is the perfect place to camp if you're looking for solitude and natural beauty. It's northeast from Seattle in the North Cascades. Colonial Creek Campground has large camp sites right on the lake. It is first come first serve, however check out is at noon so arrive around 11:30 to sna...
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  • Rockport, Washington

    Thunder Creek Trail

    10.25 mi / 1230 ft gain
    Thunder Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Marblemount, Washington.
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  • Rockport, Washington

    Backpack to High Camp on Ruby Mountain

    17 mi / 6300 ft gain
    Ruby Mountain is one of the North Cascades more prominent peaks, sitting high above Diablo and Ross Lakes. This trip is one for more experienced hikers with a very aggressive incline from start to finish. If that does not scare you then definitely add this amazing hike to your list. While it can ...
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  • Rockport, Washington

    Backpack Thunder Creek

    12 mi / 1300 ft gain
    This hike along Thunder Creek in North Cascades National Park is perfect for families and beginner backpackers. The trail is at a lower elevation in the park so it is a great early-season hike, but be sure to check with the ranger station for trail and weather conditions before you go. Starting f...
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  • Rockport, Washington

    Backpack to Fourth of July Pass from Thunder Creek

    11.2 mi / 2400 ft gain
    Starting at the Colonial Creek Campgrounds, the trail starts out fairly flat taking you along Thunder Creek for about two miles to the Fourth of July Pass trail head. Once you reach here, the trail begins to climb.Beginning with switch backs, the path straightens out for a while before coming to ...
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  • Manning Park, British Columbia

    Backpack the Heather Trail, BC

    24.9 mi / 1138.5 ft gain
    This hike begins in the middle of Manning Park, with a drive up to the trail-head. This means you get all the benefits of alpine views and fields of wildflowers in the summer months, without hiking the elevation gain.  Manning Park is on the Crowsnest Highway (BC-3). Across the highway from the ...
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  • Marblemount, Washington

    Hike Thornton Lakes & Trappers Peak

    3.7
    11 mi / 3000 ft gain
    To get to your campground or to Trappers Peak, hike roughly five miles along the trail to ridge, where the trail divides. If you head left you'll go down into lake basis where you can drop your gear. Come back to the divide and head right, which will lead you up to trappers peak.Something to keep...
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  • Marblemount, Washington

    Winter Ascent of Trappers Peak

    11 mi / 5966 ft gain
    North Cascade National Park is home to some of the most rugged and remote mountains in the lower 48 states. Because of this, the area is rarely seen up close and personal in the winter, but there are a few spots where you can see these wild mountains that will defy all imagination. In terms of lo...
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  • Fraser Valley E, British Columbia

    Hike to Porcupine Peak

    6.8 mi / 4265.1 ft gain
    Porcupine Peak (also known as Goat Peak) is a little known trail that begins beside the popular Lindeman and Greendrop Lakes trailhead. The hike is tough, going straight uphill for a significant portion, with some ups and downs right before reaching the peak.  The trailhead is a bit tricky to fin...
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  • Marblemount, Washington

    Hike to Lookout Mountain Lookout

    5.0
    9.4 mi / 4500 ft gain
    Beginning about 7 miles down the Cascade River Road from Marblemount, the Lookout Mountain Lookout trailhead is on the north side of the road with parking for about 4-5 cars. With about 4500' elevation gain in 4.7 miles, this hike is definitely a thigh burner.The trail begins with a steep climb t...
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  • Whatcom County, Washington

    Twin Lakes to Silesia Creek Trail

    9.16 mi / 3219 ft gain
    Twin Lakes to Silesia Creek Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Maple Falls, Washington.
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  • Whatcom County, Washington

    Hike to Winchester Mountain Fire Lookout

    4.8
    3.5 mi / 1320 ft gain
    Winchester Mountain is said to have the greatest reward for least amount of effort in all the North Cascades. One of the last fire-lookouts in the region stands on the summit. Views from the summit of Winchester Mountain are beautiful and dramatic to say the least. Being one of the easiest hikes...
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  • Whatcom County, Washington

    Winter Hike to Winchester Mountain

    3.5 mi / 1320 ft gain
    Despite this trip report being titled "to Winchester Mountain", the fun doesn’t stop there. Even though Winchester Mountain is the most popular summer hike departing from Twin Lakes, this whole area turns into a fun-zone during the winter.Upon reaching higher ground above the lakes, this zone off...
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