Gifford Pinchot National Forest


The Gifford Pinchot National Forest was one of the first of its kind. Hiking, camping, wildlife watching, mountain biking, and more, attract thousands of visitors each year to the byway. From easy family hikes to challenging backcountry mountain bike riding, there are dozens of access options along the byway. Included as part of the Mount Rainier Forest Reserve in 1897, this area was set aside as the Columbia National Forest in 1908. It was renamed the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in 1949. Whether you seek solitude, social activity, creative inspiration, wildlife, forest products or scenic beauty, you can find it in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The Gifford Pinchot National Forest now encompasses 1,312,000 acres and includes the 110,000-acre Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument established by Congress in 1982.


10600 N.E. 51st Circle
Vancouver, WA 98682


45.65828900, -122.56380000
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(360) 891-5000

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