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      Located in Southwest Washington State, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest encompasses 1,368,300 acres of forests, mountains, river valleys, waterfalls, wildernesses, and volcanoes. Geographically the forest is divided into the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District, the Mount Adams Ranger District, and the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.

      Gifford Pinchot National Forest is one of the older national forests in the United States. Included as part of the Mount Rainier Forest Reserve in 1897, the area was set aside as the Columbia National Forest in 1908. It was renamed the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in honor of Gifford Pinchot, on June 15, 1949.[4] In 1985 the non-profit Gifford Pinchot Task Force formed to protect the area. People for over 6,000 years have made an impact in the ecology of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.[5] Native Americans hunted in high meadows below receding glaciers. The natives then began to manage the forest to meet their own needs. One method they used was to burn specific areas to help in the huckleberry production. About 338 spots more than 6,000 culturally modified trees were identified, of which 3,000 are protected now. Archaeological investigations on the forest continually find new information to this day about the past lifestyles of the Native Americans.

      The forest was named after Gifford Pinchot, one of the leading figures in the creation of the national forest system of the United States. The forest is home to the Big Tree at the southern flank of Mt Adams, one of the world's largest Ponderosa Trees.

      Gifford Pinchot National Forest is located in a mountainous region approximately between Mount St. Helens to the west, Mount Adams to the east, Mount Rainier National Park to the north, and the Columbia River to the south. This region of Southwest Washington is noted for its complex topography and volcanic geology. About 65 percent of the forest acreage is located in Skamania County. In descending order of land area the others are Lewis, Yakima, Cowlitz, and Klickitat. counties.

      The forest also offers the following special areas and points of interest:

      Dark Divide Roadless Area
      Silver Star Scenic Area
      Lava Tubes, Caves, and Casts (notably the Ice Caves)
      Ape Caves
      Midway High Lakes Area
      Big Lava Bed
      Packwood Lake
      Berry Fields, (notably the world-renowned Sawtooth Berry Fields)
      Lone Butte Wildlife Emphasis Area
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Gifford Pinchot National Forest Mountain Bike

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      Oct 1, 2017 @ 2:11am
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      Siouxon Trail #130, My City
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      Oct 1, 2017 @ 2:11am
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      Siouxon Trail #130, My City
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      trail: Wildcat Trail
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      Aug 25, 2017 @ 7:02am
      Aug 25, 2017
      Wildcat Trail, Washougal
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      trail: Wildcat Trail
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      Aug 25, 2017 @ 7:01am
      Aug 25, 2017
      Wildcat Trail, Washougal
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      Videos of Gifford Pinchot National Forest Mountain Bike

      Winter Stoke
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      173 with metal
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      oneseventhree
      6:44 | 422 | Nov 14, 2014
      Lewis River Trail log ride
      0:16 | 231 | Oct 24, 2014
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      Recent Comments

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      user #1299407YaleridertrailSiouxon Trail #130Some parts of trail don’t leave much room to...
      Oct 1, 2017 @ 2:07am
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      user #906167ig6ytrailLangille Ridge #259Not nearly as good as Juniper ridge
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      user #1339841dwonsertrailHidden Falls-Grouse Vista LoopI started at the L-1200 trailhead, and headed...
      Jul 24, 2017 @ 10:49am
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      user #680287boxxeracereportJuniper Ridge #261As the author of said trail, I love your...
      Jul 20, 2017 @ 11:59am
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      user #345569esstinkayreport173 to Summit SpringsCrew shuttled it today and the trail is all...
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      Stats

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      Trails
      42
      Total Distance
      200 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      98 miles
      Total Descent
      11 miles
      Highest Trailhead
      1 miles
      Total Vertical
      1 miles
      Reports
      27
      Photos
      92
      Ridden Counter
      155
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