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1,134 mi 1,825 km of trail 12 Recommended Routes

Gems 3 Gems Easy Trails 85 Trails Intermediate Trails 129 Trails Hard Trails 94 Trails
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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

(1) Carson, WA
gem Favorite Little Baldy (foreground) and Mount Hood (horizon) from Silver Star Mountain

Silver Star Mountain

(5) Venersborg, WA
gem Favorite Catherine Creek Arch

Catherine Creek Arch

(2) White S…, WA

Recommended Routes in Gifford Pinchot National Forest - 12

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Favorite Fields of flowers.
Difficult

Dog Mountain Trail #147

6.5 mi 10.4 km 2,802' Up 853.98 m Up 2,801' Down 853.86 m Down

Carson, WA
Favorite Summit of Mt St Helens, Washington
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
Favorite The Goat Rocks don't disappoint - fields of flowers and Mt. Adams pose at sunset.
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
Favorite Summit of Mt St Helens, Washington
Very 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
Favorite Pikers Peak panorama.
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
Favorite hiking the 'blast area'
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
Favorite Sunset at Packwood Lake. Johnson Peak in background 6/26/17.
Intermediate

Packwood Lake

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

Morton, WA
Favorite Observation Falls
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
Favorite Panther Creek Falls from the lower platform
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
Favorite Little Baldy (foreground) and Mount Hood (horizon) from Silver Star Mountain
Intermediate/Difficult

Grouse Vista - Sturgeon Rock - Silver Star Loop

8.7 mi 14.0 km 2,273' Up 692.85 m Up 2,266' Down 690.6 m Down

Venersborg, WA
Favorite A couple of hikers on the "trail" with Mt St. Helens in the background obscured by clouds.
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
Favorite Mount Hood from the lower Catherine Creek Trail
Intermediate

Catherine Creek

2.5 mi 4.1 km 752' Up 229.1 m Up 751' Down 228.87 m Down

White S…, WA

Trails in Gifford Pinchot National Forest - 296

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4.1 mi 6.7 km #1Nannie Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Morton, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Morton, WA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #2Lower Lewis River Falls
Easy/Intermediate
Stevenson, WA
Easy/Intermediate
Stevenson, WA
4.0 mi 6.4 km #3South Point Lookout Trail #123
Intermediate/Difficult
Morton, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Morton, WA
0.3 mi 0.5 km #4Sturgeon Rock
Difficult
Venersborg, WA
Difficult
Venersborg, WA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #5Walupt Falls
Very Difficult
Morton, WA
Very Difficult
Morton, WA
0.1 mi 0.2 km #6Iron Creek Falls
Easy/Intermediate
Morton, WA
Easy/Intermediate
Morton, WA
4.6 mi 7.4 km #7Goat Ridge Trail #95
Difficult
Morton, WA
Difficult
Morton, WA
11.5 mi 18.6 km #8Siouxon Creek
Intermediate
Amboy, WA
Intermediate
Amboy, WA
6.4 mi 10.3 km #9Bluff Mountain Trail #172
Intermediate
Battle Ground, WA
Intermediate
Battle Ground, WA
9.9 mi 15.9 km #10Falls Creek #152
Intermediate
Stevenson, WA
Intermediate
Stevenson, WA
149.2 mi 240.0 km #11PCT: Cascade Locks to Highway 12 (at White Pass)
Difficult
Cascade Locks, OR
Difficult
Cascade Locks, OR
9.5 mi 15.3 km #12Packwood Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Morton, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Morton, WA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #13High Rock Lookout
Difficult
Morton, WA
Difficult
Morton, WA
1.6 mi 2.5 km #14Falls Creek #152A
Intermediate
Stevenson, WA
Intermediate
Stevenson, WA
5.9 mi 9.4 km #15Snowgrass Trail #96
Intermediate/Difficult
Morton, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Morton, WA
1.1 mi 1.7 km #16Bypass Trail #97
Intermediate
Morton, WA
Intermediate
Morton, WA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #17Wind Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Carson, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Carson, WA 11 
4.1 mi 6.6 km #18Tracy Hill Loop Trail
Intermediate
Mosier, OR
Intermediate
Mosier, OR
1.5 mi 2.5 km #19June Lake Trail #216B
Intermediate
Amboy, WA
Intermediate
Amboy, WA
1.1 mi 1.7 km #20Sleeping Beauty
Intermediate/Difficult
Carson, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Carson, WA

Photos of Gifford Pinchot National Forest - 237

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Looking down the main route up Lemie Rock
Sep 24, 2019 near Carson, WA
Fields of lupine and american bistort blanket the Goat Rocks Wilderness.
Feb 6, 2017 near Morton, WA
Fields of flowers.
Jun 7, 2016 near Carson, WA
Camping with Mt. Adams in the background.
Aug 2, 2018 near Morton, WA
Pikers Peak panorama.
Jul 25, 2020 near White S…, WA
Mount Rainier from the summit of Mount Adams.
Jul 25, 2020 near White S…, WA
View from Nannie Peak's Spur Trail.
Jan 8, 2020 near Morton, WA
Waterfall below Goat Lake.
Aug 2, 2018 near Morton, WA