The McKenzie River Path ventures by previous lava flows, previous views of crystal-clear blue waters, and traverses lush old-growth forests. It’s a comparatively quick and simple backpacking journey that you would be able to hike over an extended weekend in case your time is restricted, and it’s one of many few routes that’s accessible in spring and early summer season within the Pacific Northwest. Plus, it provides a tempting alternative to take a dip in a sizzling springs pool in the direction of the tip of your journey.
We liked not having to hold a lot water whereas mountaineering the McKenzie River Path. And if you happen to begin from the Higher Trailhead, the route follows a mild grade that’s principally downhill. The campsites on the northern half of the path are in developed campgrounds, which could possibly be thought of a draw back (extra crowds and charges), however the ease of accessibility additionally gives a singular alternative for backpacking with assist and the power to make use of campground facilities (fireplace pits, bathrooms, and so forth.). It additionally permits loads of flexibility so far as the size of your journey and the place you enter and exit the path.