Washington Backcountry Discovery Route Section 1

Total Miles
130.7

Elevation

1334.5 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

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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.

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

3