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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 June Lake and waterfall.
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
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 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 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 Rainier (left) and Adams (right) from the top of the St. Helens Caldera.
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 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
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
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 Falls Creek Falls after a heavy week of rain.
Intermediate

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

Gifford Pinchot National Forest Running

  • 978 Miles 1,574 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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1.5 mi 2.5 km #1June Lake Trail #216B
Intermediate
Amboy, WA
Intermediate
Amboy, WA
2.3 mi 3.8 km #2Swift Ski Trail #244
Intermediate/Difficult
Amboy, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Amboy, WA
11.8 mi 19.0 km #3Lily Basin Trail #86
Intermediate
Morton, WA
Intermediate
Morton, WA
9.5 mi 15.3 km #4Packwood Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Morton, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Morton, WA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #5Lower Lewis River Falls
Easy/Intermediate
Stevenson, WA
Easy/Intermediate
Stevenson, WA
2.0 mi 3.2 km #6Ptarmigan Trail
Intermediate
Amboy, WA
Intermediate
Amboy, WA
11.7 mi 18.8 km #7Juniper Ridge Trail #261
Difficult
Morton, WA
Difficult
Morton, WA
10.1 mi 16.3 km #8Langille Ridge #259
Difficult
Morton, WA
Difficult
Morton, WA
2.5 mi 4.0 km #9Little Huckleberry Mountain Trail #49
Intermediate
Carson, WA
Intermediate
Carson, WA
1.6 mi 2.5 km #10Cultus Creek Trail #108
Intermediate
Carson, WA
Intermediate
Carson, WA

Photos of Gifford Pinchot National Forest - 283

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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
View over the gorge from the Moab Wall.
Feb 18, 2021 near White S…, WA
Mount St Helens behind Silver Star
May 2, 2021 near Venersborg, 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