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Trail Ridden Direction

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Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
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  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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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
      Region Details
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      • 15


      Caution on Oct 22, 2018
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      109
      Trails Mountain Bike
      109
      Trails E-Bike
      73
      Trails Hike
      109
      Trails Trail Running
      109
      Total Distance
      491 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      211 miles
      Total Descent
      115,426 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,458 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,736 ft
      Reports
      47
      Photos
      55
      Ridden Counter
      260
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Gifford Pinchot National Forest Mountain Bike

      17 |
      Nov 27, 2018 @ 12:41pm
      Nov 27, 2018
      Strawberry Ridge, Amboy
      10 |
      Oct 22, 2018 @ 2:17pm
      Oct 22, 2018
      Tongue Mountain Trail #294
      42 |
      Aug 5, 2018 @ 1:41pm
      Aug 5, 2018
      Juniper Ridge #261, Portland
      39 |
      Aug 5, 2018 @ 1:41pm
      Aug 5, 2018
      Juniper Ridge #261, Portland
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      Videos of Gifford Pinchot National Forest Mountain Bike

      VOTR Goat Creek to Tumwater Loop
      9:38 | 42 | Jul 28, 2018
      youtuber Goat Creek Tumwater
      trail: Goat Creek
      9:39 | 78 | Jul 27, 2018 , Randle
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      Mountain Bike Routes

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      Osborne Lower Loop
      11 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1652623ConstructiveEngineeringtrailParadise Trail #124 SouthHike a bike up. Steep loose descent. Trees...
      Oct 22, 2018 @ 1:47pm
      Oct 22, 2018
      user #12505mattpatttrailNF-84 Climb Obsborne MountainRoad status...
      Sep 28, 2018 @ 11:23am
      Sep 28, 2018
      user #990753NotAnotherClimbtrailValley Trail #270Found a GPS track for the Eastern part of the...
      Jul 30, 2018 @ 9:53am
      Jul 30, 2018
      user #990753NotAnotherClimbtrailValley Trail #270This GPS track (from OSM) follows the general...
      Jul 26, 2018 @ 12:55pm
      Jul 26, 2018
      user #1206600JensimantrailGoat Mountain #217There was a avalanche/ landslide on the NF25...
      Jul 8, 2018 @ 11:56am
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1698375Jayjayorjay01wishlisttrailVanson Ridge TR#213A
      Jan 19, 2019 @ 2:14pm
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      Jan 19, 2019 @ 7:01am
      Jan 19, 2019
      user #1235643djbwinwishlisttrailJuniper Ridge #261
      Jan 13, 2019 @ 9:03pm
      Jan 13, 2019
      user #806892bricepswishlisttrailGoat Creek and 2 more
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      user #1515276NikglwishlisttrailGoat Creek
      Dec 9, 2018 @ 1:13pm
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