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Gems in Gifford Pinchot National Forest - 3

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gem Favorite Panther Creek Falls from the lower platform

Panther Creek Falls

(2) Carson, WA
gem Favorite Mount St Helens behind Silver Star

Silver Star Mountain

(6) Venersborg, WA
gem Favorite Catherine Creek Arch

Catherine Creek Arch

(2) White S…, WA

Recommended Routes in Gifford Pinchot National Forest - 10

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Favorite Rainier (left) and Adams (right) from the top of the St. Helens Caldera.
Difficult Difficult

Mount St. Helens Summer Climbing Route: Monitor Ridge

8.8 mi 14.1 km 4,489' Up 1368.15 m Up 4,488' Down 1368.04 m Down

Amboy, WA
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Favorite Rainier (left) and Adams (right) from the top of the St. Helens Caldera.
Difficult Difficult

Mount St. Helens Winter Route: Worm Flows

10.5 mi 17.0 km 5,600' Up 1706.76 m Up 5,599' Down 1706.67 m Down

Amboy, WA
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Favorite Pikers Peak panorama.
Difficult Difficult

Mount Adams South Climb (Lunch Counter Approach)

11.8 mi 18.9 km 6,687' Up 2038.12 m Up 6,686' Down 2037.97 m Down

White S…, WA
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Favorite The Goat Rocks don't disappoint - fields of flowers and Mt. Adams pose at sunset.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Snowgrass Flats Loop

15.0 mi 24.1 km 2,978' Up 907.84 m Up 2,988' Down 910.6 m Down

Morton, WA
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Favorite hiking the 'blast area'
Difficult Difficult

Loowit Loop

29.4 mi 47.4 km 5,697' Up 1736.3 m Up 5,696' Down 1736.19 m Down

Amboy, WA
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Favorite Sunset at Packwood Lake. Johnson Peak in background 6/26/17.
Intermediate Intermediate

Packwood Lake

8.5 mi 13.7 km 681' Up 207.53 m Up 680' Down 207.36 m Down

Morton, WA
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Favorite Panther Creek Falls from the lower platform
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

Panther Creek Falls Trail #137

0.6 mi 1.0 km 87' Up 26.41 m Up 86' Down 26.32 m Down

Carson, WA
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Favorite Observation Falls
Intermediate Intermediate

Trapper Creek Out-and-Back

7.6 mi 12.3 km 1,704' Up 519.52 m Up 1,704' Down 519.49 m Down

Stevenson, WA
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Favorite Falls Creek Falls after a heavy week of rain.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Falls Creek Falls Loop

5.9 mi 9.6 km 1,425' Up 434.28 m Up 1,424' Down 434.01 m Down

Stevenson, WA
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Favorite A couple of hikers on the "trail" with Mt St. Helens in the background obscured by clouds.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

June Lake Loop

4.6 mi 7.4 km 1,024' Up 312.01 m Up 1,022' Down 311.65 m Down

Amboy, WA
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Gifford Pinchot National Forest Hiking

  • 875 Miles 1,409 Kilometers of Trail
  • 10 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 96 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 123 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 94 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Gifford Pinchot National Forest - 303

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0.4 mi 0.6 km #1Lower Lewis River Falls
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Stevenson, WA
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Stevenson, WA
4.1 mi 6.7 km #2Nannie Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Morton, WA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Morton, WA
4.0 mi 6.4 km #3South Point Lookout Trail #123
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Morton, WA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Morton, WA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #4High Rock Lookout
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Morton, WA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Morton, WA 12 
2.9 mi 4.7 km #5Divide Camp Trail #112
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
White Salmon, WA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
White Salmon, WA
0.3 mi 0.5 km #6Sturgeon Rock
Difficult Difficult
Venersborg, WA
Difficult Difficult
Venersborg, WA
0.1 mi 0.2 km #7Iron Creek Falls
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Morton, WA
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Morton, WA
1.1 mi 1.7 km #8High Camp Trail #10
Difficult Difficult
White Salmon, WA
Difficult Difficult
White Salmon, WA
8.9 mi 14.4 km #9Tatoosh Trail
Difficult Difficult
Greenwater, WA
Difficult Difficult
Greenwater, WA
0.4 mi 0.7 km #10House Rock
Easy Easy
Stevenson, WA
Easy Easy
Stevenson, WA

Photos of Gifford Pinchot National Forest - 284

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Fields of flowers.
Jun 7, 2016 near Carson, WA
Fields of lupine and american bistort blanket the Goat Rocks Wilderness.
Feb 6, 2017 near Morton, WA
Camping with Mt. Adams in the background.
Aug 2, 2018 near Morton, WA
Looking down the main route up Lemie Rock
Sep 24, 2019 near Carson, WA
Tons of wildflowers and Mt Hood off in the distance on the trail.
Aug 5, 2021 near Venersborg, WA
Video review of the Panther Creek Falls trail with footage of it's features and terrain
Dec 2, 2021 near Carson, WA
Adams from summit
Jul 5, 2022 near White S…, WA
Mt Hood looking southbound
Jul 5, 2022 near White S…, WA
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