The Best Camping in Seattle

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

Top camping spots in and near Seattle

  • Seattle, Washington

    Camp at Camp Long

    4.3
    Looking for a camping adventure without even having to leave Seattle? Camp Long is the perfect option for beginning campers, families, or anyone who just wants to spend some time in nature without having to deal with a road trip. While Camp Long isn’t necessarily a secret, it still definitely fli...
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  • Seattle, Washington

    Camp on Blake Island

    There are 2 ways to get to Blake Island: private boat or via the Argosy Cruises tour boat (or if you're ambitious, I guess you can swim there!). If traveling by private boat, there is a marina with limited dock space as well as buoy moorings around the island for a moorage fee. Blake Island is ...
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  • Issaquah, Washington

    Spend a Night at TreeHouse Point

    4.8
    This is one of the most magical and romantic places on the planet to get a good night's rest. You'll find that words will escape you when it comes to describing how this place makes you feel. With the Raging River as a backdrop, the powerful white noise will put you into one of the deepest sleeps...
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  • Union, Washington

    Twanoh Trail

    2.04 mi / 459 ft gain
    Twanoh Trail is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Union, Washington.
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  • Brinnon, Washington

    Camp at the Dose Forks

    15 mi / 1200 ft gain
    The Dose Forks Campground is an overlooked campsite deep within the Olympic National Park, making it a perfect weekend camping destination. A mild, 7.5 mile (one-way) trail delivers you to this enchanting area and is a must for those who love photographing forests. There are no reservation requir...
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  • Brinnon, Washington

    Main Fork Dosewallips River Trail

    41.45 mi / 7618 ft gain
    Main Fork Dosewallips River Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Brinnon, Washington.
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  • Brinnon, Washington

    Dosewallips River Road Trail

    12.51 mi / 1434 ft gain
    Dosewallips River Road Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Brinnon, Washington.
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  • Brinnon, Washington

    Doseweallips Road to Constance Pass Trail

    34.02 mi / 8816 ft gain
    Doseweallips Road to Constance Pass Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Brinnon, Washington.
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Hike Pratt Balcony

    2.2 mi
    This one can be a bit tricky to find. The trailhead is unmarked and is a bit hidden around a curve of Middle Fork Road so it is easy to miss. At about 9.80 miles from the junction of 468th St. and Middle Fork Road, look for two signs on the right warning of upcoming gravel patches (probably will ...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Mason Lake via Ira Spring

    4.2
    6.88 mi / 2316 ft gain
    Ira Spring trail offers up great views prior to reaching the ridge that you go over to reach Mason Lake. The lake itself is an amazing sight—beautiful water with rocks and trees along the shores, making this 6.5-mile roundtrip hike well worth it. The trail to Mason Lake, the Ira Spring trail, pr...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Camp and Trail Run from Rainbow Lake

    I backpacked to and setup basecamp at Rainbow Lake and then I ran over to Island Lake. After enjoying the peace and quite I ran up to the top of Bandera Mountain and enjoyed the views. Then, I ran back to basecamp and spent the night. The following morning I ran up to the top of Mount Defiance a...
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  • Quilcene, Washington

    Backpack to Marmot and Constance Passes

    24 mi / 5200 ft gain
    The secret to this trip: Marmot Pass and Boulder Shelter, where you can camp on National Forest Service land. Multiple excellent, large backpacking sites sit just on the edge of the National Park, giving you great access to Mt. Constance and Mt. Deception, two of the tallest peaks in the Olympics...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Backpack to Rainy Lake

    4.0
    13 mi / 2700 ft gain
    This is an abandoned trail that heads south along Rainy Creek, off of the downstream section of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Trail, and up to Rainy Lake. The lake is popular among fisherman, since it is home to lots of trout, but be warned -- route-finding skills are a must on this trip. I do my be...
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  • Mason County, Washington

    Backpack to Upper Lena Lake

    5.0
    14 mi / 3900 ft gain
    The hike to Upper Lena Lake is a beautiful one. It first takes you past Lena Lake, which is a very popular weekend destination for families. Luckily you're pushing on to Upper Lena Lake that sits in a peaceful alpine meadow with Mt. Lena and Mt. Bretherton towering above.The first part of the tra...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Taylor River Trail

    11.16 mi / 994 ft gain
    Taylor River Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near North Bend, Washington.
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  • Brinnon, Washington

    Sunnybrook Meadows Trail

    17 mi / 6004 ft gain
    Sunnybrook Meadows Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near.
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