Explore Backpacking trips - view hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Backpacking trips Map
VIEW FULL MAP
Reviews (674)
Photos (2,600)
View user's profile page
Iman Beheshti reviewed Hoh River Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarApril 17, 2021
Hiking

No spectacular views but the forest is different and spooky

View Iman's activity
View user's profile page
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarApril 10, 2021
HikingBlowdownIcyMuddyOff trailOver grownRockySnow

Green horn is not for greenhorns, don’t attempt this hike if you are not experienced hiking in snow. I would highly recommend only doing this loop in late august on a very sunny day. I went in early April and nearly froze to death. Goretex boots were no match for the depth of snow and the 50mph winds when hiking along the ridge line. At times the trail is impossible to find and without AllTrails I would be dead. If you are doing this in the winter bring skis or a nice pair of snow shoes with water proof socks. You’ll find your god up there, either temporarily or eternally.

View Gabriel's activity
View user's profile page
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 4, 2021
Hiking

Nice!

View Lena's activity
View user's profile page
Courtney Kelly reviewed Hoh River Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarApril 4, 2021
HikingGreat!Muddy

It was a beautiful hike, we went out and back to Mt. Tom Creek (5.8 mi round trip). This route was a very easy day hike and not heavily trafficked as you get away from the visitor center. The moss on the trees makes it feel like you’re on a movie set & there are several small trails out to the Hoh River edge. Well worth the time.

View user's profile page
Maya Velasco reviewed Hoh River Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 29, 2021
BackpackingGreat!MuddyWashed out

Day 1 - started past 2:30 and decided to set up camp and Mt.Tom Creek (2.9 + 0.5 to camp) Day 2- hiked up to Happy Four (5.5+ 0.5 to camp) set up camp, and headed for a day hike towards Olympus Station (8.0) and back Day 3- woke up to rain and made the stretch from happy four to trail head in less than four hours in pouring rain and constant mud Trail conditions: mud, small streams& creeks, easy fallen tree climbings MOSS!!! Absolute beauty of green!

View user's profile page
Gina Smith reviewed Hoh River Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMarch 27, 2021
Hiking
View Gina's activity
View user's profile page
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 26, 2021
BackpackingGreat!

This hike was completed from East to West in March ‘21 over the course of three days. Although snowy weather made this trail a little more challenging than it would be under normal conditions, I would say that this is a feasible trip for people a wide array of skill and fitness levels. Awesome as a thru, or in sections! Day 1 - 260 TH to Tonto Creek Lots of Pine, gradual up and down. Trail is well maintained, plenty of flowing water sources along the way. I would imagine some of these are annual, although would always call to check with rangers in the hotter and dryer months. All the water sources had pretty nice campsites nearby. Day 2 - Tonto Creek to Washington Park Elevation starting to become apparently lower, moving from predominantly pine to manzanita and juniper. Saw cows!! Lots of Elk sightings/tracks too. Still some nice water sources in this section. This was a quieter stretch, as it was much farther from the road and some of the more popular trail heads. Day 3 - Washington Park to Pine TH Last stretch didn’t seem to have as much flowing water as the beginning sections. Definitely lower elevation, it was very warm and exposed for long stretches here. Not all the water sources were as nice as some of the flowing streams, but definitely doable if you were thirsty and in need.

View Jillian's activity
View user's profile page
Rusty Butler reviewed Hoh River Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 8, 2021
BackpackingBlowdownFeeFloodedGreat!MuddySnow

Hiked on 3/5/21 - 3/7/21 TL;DR - made it to Elk Lake in DEEP snow for the last 2 miles (miles 13-15). 30 miles covered in 3 days. Super pretty trail. Highly recommend. My buddy and I hiked this knowing that there was a slim chance we’d actually make it to the glacier, but it was one of the only hikes of this distance that seemed backpackable this time of year without doing full-on snow camping. The trip was not what we expected it to be, but ended up being amazing. The trail is gorgeous and other-worldly. So many ferns, mushrooms, waterfalls, and obviously everything is covered in moss. I liked that the trail was close to the river for most of the hike. Plenty of water crossings to fill up your bottle, and the glacial water tastes amazing. There are some dicey crossings, but no actual fording required if you’re willing to be creative. If you are planning to just plow through the water, the deepest crossing is at mile 8 (we took a log instead). Decent amount of trees down, but again, nothing impassable. The trickiest one was at mile 7.2. We had to make the drive from Portland, so we didn’t hit the trail until around 2pm on Friday afternoon. Wanted to make it at least to Lewis Meadow, so we had to hike in the dark for a little bit. Made it there around 7:30pm. Lewis Meadow is great and we had the area all to ourselves, but the river isn’t necessarily close, which was a small bummer. Woke up to a light dusting of snow. Decided to leave camp set up and do just a day hike on Saturday. Got a late start and hit the trail around 9am. Incline starts to pick up around 12ish miles (the AllTrails mileage was not super accurate compared to the mile markers on the trail or my GPS watch). High Hoh Bridge was definitely a highlight. Didn’t realize just how high it really is! Holy cow! Started seeing real snow on the ground right after High Hoh Bridge and it just got deeper and deeper until we ultimately turned around at Elk Lake. Regretted not bringing snowshoes, because we were post-holing at Elk Lake and it was almost waist-deep. We were on the fence between bringing crampons or snowshoes for the hike, and obviously we made the wrong decision. Made it back to Lewis Meadow about an hour before sunset. Woke up to a couple inches of snow on Sunday morning. Packed up real fast and made it back to the car around 2pm. Hiked the last 8 miles with some friends we met on the trail - shoutout to Serena & Kai-Rey! The trail was MUCH muddier on the way back than it was on the way in. I guess the combination of rain + weekend day-hikers contributed to that. I’m into birding, and we saw a Pileated Woodpecker, some American Dippers (so fun to watch), and tons of American Robins and Varied Thrushes. Ring-necked Ducks and Gray Jays at the trailhead. Can’t wait to come back in the summer to see the glacier!

View user's profile page
Brady Weber reviewed Hoh River Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMarch 5, 2021
HikingBlowdownMuddy

My crew and I did the Five Mile Island trail which ended up being a little over 11 miles total. Trail was pretty easy, with a couple streams to pass and several muddy sections throughout. Towards the end of the trail we saw more and more downed trees and we had to get creative with climbing over them, but nothing impassable. Beautiful day, lots of sun and only passed a couple hikers the entire way.

View user's profile page
Lauren Sprague reviewed Hoh River Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarFebruary 28, 2021
Hiking

Only went about 4-5 miles into the trail. Trail was very muddy but there were a couple nice waterfalls during that time. River not very accessible for pictures but the rainforest itself is very beautiful!

View Lauren's activity
View user's profile page
PerfectionV4 User reviewed Highline National Recreation Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarFebruary 25, 2021
Backpacking

beautiful hike backpacked a day walked 8miles and camp. kinda sad to see a boys camp at a nice creek and camp spot. mid night a random car rolled up and left.

View PerfectionV4's activity
View user's profile page
Dione Anterola reviewed Hoh River Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarFebruary 16, 2021
BackpackingFloodedMuddy

Just finished hiking to Happy 4 campground via the Hoh River trail. Beautiful and secluded. The trail definitely needs its spring maintenance. Lots of large trees down as well as large puddles requiring going off trail. To be expected in February. I would do this trail again, especially with beginner backpackers or kids.

View user's profile page
Calvin Wheeler reviewed Hoh River Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarFebruary 14, 2021
Hiking

Not sure why AllTrails has us going off the trail? If you have the pro edition and alerts on, it’s gonna go crazy for a while. Only went to Tom Creek. Some muddy spots but overall nice trail. Plan on doing the whole thing in the summer!

View Calvin's activity
View user's profile page
Kim Wheeler reviewed Hoh River Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarFebruary 14, 2021
Hiking
View Kim's activity
Showing results 1 - 14 of 674