There’s hiking, and then there’s next-level, hardcore backpacking. If you’re the kind of person who absolutely loves the great outdoors and you’re an experienced hiker here in Washington, you may have heard of the Pacific Crest Trail.

The epic trail is 2,659 miles long and spans three states and parts of British Columbia, so it’s not for the faint of heart. But whether you attempt to walk the entire thing or you just explore a section of the Washington part, you’ll be treated to some of the most breathtaking scenery of your life.

For more information on this incredible experience, check out the Pacific Crest Trail Association’s website. And for those who need to work their way up to such a challenge, these local trails are all under 5 miles long.

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