Welcome to the Backcountry Essentials website! Here at Backcountry we provide the means to access the beautiful PNW and all it has to offer. From crampons to summit Mt. Shuksan to a hammock to sleep by Baker lake, we have the resources to help you gear up and go play!

Our staff is dedicated to helping you enjoy your time off to the fullest extent. With first hand experience,  we can provide tips and tricks to show you how to use gear so you can approach every adventure with confidence.


Complete 7 out of 9 hikes listed below through the end of May and be entered into a raffle to win a complete hiking package! To qualify, post a photo of your hike on Instgram and hashtag "#bcetrailchallenge"! 


  • Horseshoe Bend                                    
  • Racehorse Falls
  • Clayton Beach
  • Big Rock Garden
  • Fragrance Lake
  • Oyster Dome
  • Baker Lake
  • Lizard and Lilly Lakes
  • Canyon Lake Community Forest

Prize Package

Merrel Capra Venture GTX Hiking Boots

Deuter Pace 30 or Pace 28 Daypack

Columbia Rain Jacket

Darn Tough Hiking Socks