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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 - 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 Rainier (left) and Adams (right) from the top of the St. Helens Caldera.
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 Rainier (left) and Adams (right) from the top of the St. Helens Caldera.
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 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 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 Mount St Helens behind Silver Star
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 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
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

Gifford Pinchot National Forest Hiking

  • 1,256 Miles 2,022 Kilometers of Trail
  • 12 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 87 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 130 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 93 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Gifford Pinchot National Forest - 298

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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
2.9 mi 4.7 km #4Divide Camp Trail #112
Intermediate/Difficult
White Salmon, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
White Salmon, WA
0.3 mi 0.5 km #5Sturgeon Rock
Difficult
Venersborg, WA
Difficult
Venersborg, WA
1.1 mi 1.7 km #6High Camp Trail #10
Difficult
White Salmon, WA
Difficult
White Salmon, WA
0.1 mi 0.2 km #7Iron Creek Falls
Easy/Intermediate
Morton, WA
Easy/Intermediate
Morton, WA
8.9 mi 14.4 km #8Tatoosh Trail
Difficult
Greenwater, WA
Difficult
Greenwater, WA
0.4 mi 0.7 km #9House Rock
Easy
Stevenson, WA
Easy
Stevenson, WA
6.4 mi 10.3 km #10Bluff Mountain Trail #172
Intermediate
Battle Ground, WA
Intermediate
Battle Ground, WA

Photos of Gifford Pinchot National Forest - 258

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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
Looking down the main route up Lemie Rock
Sep 24, 2019 near Carson, WA
Camping with Mt. Adams in the background.
Aug 2, 2018 near Morton, WA
Mount St Helens behind Silver Star
May 2, 2021 near Venersborg, WA
View over the gorge from the Moab Wall.
Feb 18, 2021 near White S…, WA
Mt Adams is only 11 miles from Sleeping Beauty.
Aug 19, 2020 near White S…, WA
Pikers Peak panorama.
Jul 25, 2020 near White S…, WA