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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
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      Avg Trail Rating
      Total Distance
      200 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      98 miles
      Total Descent
      59,407 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,826 ft
      Total Vertical
      5,304 ft
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      Photos of Gifford Pinchot National Forest Mountain Bike

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      Aug 5, 2018 @ 1:41pm
      Aug 5, 2018
      Juniper Ridge #261, Portland
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      Aug 5, 2018 @ 1:41pm
      Aug 5, 2018
      Juniper Ridge #261, Portland
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      Aug 5, 2018 @ 1:41pm
      Aug 5, 2018
      Juniper Ridge #261, Portland
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      Aug 5, 2018 @ 1:41pm
      Aug 5, 2018
      Juniper Ridge #261, Portland
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      Mountain Bike Routes

      Osborne Lower Loop
      11 miles

      Recent Comments

      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 #990753NotAnotherClimbreportNF-5240 Climb to NF-84Thanks for the report!
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      user #906167ig6ytrailAllen Mountain Trail #269Going east to west it's a pretty nice and...
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      user #557285garrettsreportHamilton Buttes #118I wouldn't call it scary or dangerous. Just...
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