Your complete guide to backpacking Washington’s Enchantments

From permit info and essential gear to trail maps and safety tips, our guide is designed for everyone. Whether you’re a first-time backpacker or a seasoned veteran, Enchantments Guide has all the information you need to help make your trip an unforgettable experience.


An overview of the Enchantments wilderness area.


How the permit lottery works, and how to improve your chances of winning.

Gear picks

Our favorite backpacking gear, and advice on how to choose what will work best for you.


Tips on everything from meal planning to wildlife safety to practicing Leave No Trace.