Talk about an embarrassment of riches. There are outdoor meccas, and then there’s camping in Washington State. Split down the middle by the Cascade Mountains, which boasts majestic Mount Rainier, and the Olympic Mountain range, tucked into the Northwest corner of the state, Washington offers so many varied terrains it’s hard to know where to start. Gorgeous green meadows meet volcanoes and sky high forests, while misty rainforests give way to beautiful deserts.
And then there’s the Pacific Crest Trail, which snakes just over 500 miles through the center of the state. For a particularly jaw-dropping section, check out the 60-mile stretch between Rainy Pass on the North Cascades Highway and the Canadian border.