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3 Reviews of McNeil Point Dispersed Camping

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Stephanie Z.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2021

Backcountry in your Backyard

Dispersed camping at McNeil point is a backpackers dream — you get to hike far into the clouds, far away from the people, yet this location is nearly as convenient as car camping. 

While McNeil point is a popular hike, most people visiting are day hikers, or backpackers taking a few days for…

  • The aerial view of the meadows where you can't camp (but there are many sites around this area)
  • On top of McNeil by ourselves
  • During the day, you'll normally find a dozen other hikers up here!
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Month of VisitSeptember
Molly Y.
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2020

McNeil Point Overnight Backpack Trek

We began this trek at the Lolo Pass Trailhead, which is part of the Pacific Crest Trail and lead to the Timberline Trail. We then followed the Timberline Trail to our destination, McNeil Point.

The trail to McNeil Point is mainly uphill with many switchbacks. As you hike you will travel…

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Month of VisitSeptember
Taylor K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 26, 2020

Beautiful in Snow

Went snowshoe backpacking up to McNeil Point this weekend and camped and showshoe-d around the area for a few days. This area is extremely popular in summer and is along the Timberline Trail, but  during our Late May excursion there was still tons of snow and only saw a few people in the 3 days we…

  • Timberline Trail leading up to McNeil Point
  • our tent spot nestled in the trees to reduce wind
  • steep last mile of trail up to McNeil point with views of Rainier, Adams, and St. Helens over the clouds
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Month of VisitJune


McNeil Point Dispersed Camping is located in Oregon


45.39857 N
121.7491 W

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