The Skoki Circuit is a super accessible backpacking loop offering first rate alpine scenery including gorgeous turquoise coloured lakes, pretty meadows and the barren looking Slate Mountains. Unfortunately you won’t be alone for much of it. Not only do backpackers vie for limited campsite space but you must share the trail with hikers planning to spend the night at Skoki Lodge.
There’s a reason for its mass appeal. It’s not a difficult backpack and the effort/reward ratio is high. The views from the top of Deception Pass are a highlight and much of the hiking is above treeline. Allow three days.