Washington Backcountry Discovery Route Section 1

Total Miles
130.7

Elevation

1,334.50 ft

Duration

27 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This route covers all of section 1 of the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route (WABDR), from Carson to Packwood. Weather and route conditions can vary significantly from one area to the next, especially in early spring or late fall. This route is mostly impassible in winter due to snow. Early spring will have snow and mud, with blown-down trees blocking the trail. Numerous opportunities exist for dispersed camping, with sights along the route such as overlooks, caves, and waterfalls. Views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and Mt. St. Helens are along the way.

Photos of Washington Backcountry Discovery Route Section 1

Washington Backcountry Discovery Route Section 1
Washington Backcountry Discovery Route Section 1
Washington Backcountry Discovery Route Section 1

Difficulty

With good conditions in the summer, this route is a rating of 1, and likely passible with any type of vehicle. Weather and route conditions can vary greatly from one area to the next, especially in early spring or late fall. This route is mostly impassible in winter due to snow. Early spring will have snow and mud, with blown down trees blocking the trail.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Kawika Varde
Mar 16, 2024
2019 Ford F-Series
Permanently Closed
Nate Webster
Dec 16, 2023
4x4
Permanently Closed
Locked Gate
Gate was locked about 3 miles into the trail.
Manny B
Oct 28, 2023
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Matt Engel
Oct 20, 2023
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet

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