Looking for a great trail in Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington? AllTrails has 138 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 63 moderate trails in Gifford Pinchot National Forest ranging from 0.8 to 1073.5 miles and from 98 to 7,020 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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bird watching

wild flowers

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river

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lake

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mountain biking
no shade
1 day ago

Such a great trail! Climbed from old ranch road just east of the parking lot, passing turn off for little Maui and little Moab. Climbed up to fork between old ranch road and cutting across to crybaby trail. Headed back down via little Maui. Super beautiful!

Great hike to double falls! Loved it!

Beautiful hike with a good mix of forest trail, open field, and some rocky sections. The beginning starts out a little on the steep side, but it tapers off at almost a mile in. On a clear day, the views at the top will not disappoint. You can see Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, and possibly Sisters. If you know the area at all, you can pick out plenty of other notable peaks in the area.

Great beach walks

Absolute beautiful waterfall. Wished I did more research and took the trail to the upper part of the falls versus just an out amd back.

Perfect trail for a beginner backpacking trip or day hike! We got lucky with weather in mid-October and had a dry weekend. No bugs. Lots of great options for camping if you’re willing to hike in. We loved the scenery, and if you start early, you can have the trail to yourself for a while!

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no shade
rocky
4 days ago

IMO. Go left first. And see the waterfalls and hike along the water on the way back. Definitely take the waterfall trail. It’s out and back. Not a long detour but well worth it. Watch out for my bikers. They go a bit fast and it’s curvy so they sneak up on you. They also go on the primitive trail they aren’t allowed on FYI

hiking
4 days ago

Great hike with wide open views of the Columbia River and Mt Hood. Definitely worth the drive.

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rocky
5 days ago

Great trail! Mud on trail, but not too bad. Early start = less people. Tons of gorgeous views. Great craftsmanship on all bridges. Very little wildlife.

hiking
muddy
over grown
rocky
washed out
5 days ago

Hiked Siouxon Creek for the first time 10/8/19, it is a magical place and a must see! 9.10 miles with 1318ft elevation gain in 6hrs 10 mins total time, 5hrs 26mins moving time and 46mins stopped time. I hiked from Siouxon Creek Trailhead parking to Chinook Falls out and back. The drive in (watch out for fallen trees) isn't too bad till the last 4 miles, but I think with care in driving any car can make it to the TH. There are big potholes and paved/ dirt patches. Great for small children at the lower elevation, but there is a Creek washout on the trail before Chinook Falls. Not handicap friendly. 1 other vehicle in the lot when I arrived at 6:08am, saw 5 people and 3 dogs after 11am. With 3 other cars in the lot when I left. Parking area is gravel and fits 20+ cars. No bathrooms at this TH. Great camping spots on trail with beautiful views and some even have picnic tables. Trail is pretty spacious till the second big waterfall, then turns to single file.Hiked Siouxon Creek for the first time 10/8/19, it is a magical place and a must see! 9.10 miles with 1318ft elevation gain in 6hrs 10 mins total time, 5hrs 26mins moving time and 46mins stopped time. I hiked from Siouxon Creek Trailhead parking to Chinook Falls out and back.

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off trail
rocky
snow
6 days ago

Great hike in the woods with my dog. I would rate this on the easy side of moderate. I did scamper down to the large falls about 3 tenths from the end (see recording) it was a little to sketch for me and I wish I had tied my dog up at the top. I did do the loop which adds a flat mile, again a nice walk in the woods nothing more. Super well maintained.

Lush & green throughout!

Being from the Midwest we were blown away by Panther Creek Falls itself. The hike down to the lower wasn't really a long hike perse but it had a fair amount of elevation loss/gain for us casual hikers. All in all, we will be back. Loved it!

Hiked Sunday the 6th and what a gorgeous day to have chosen. Road in is in good shape. A few drainage areas that would make it tough for a car but doable. Trail is in good shape other than a few sections that the motorcycles have tore up or dug deep ruts. A couple riders made no effort to slow down or let you find a safe spot along the trail, otherwise most were courteous. Lots of mountain bikers. Trail is steep from get go and definitely a good workout. From the top you can see Mount Rainier, Adams and St. Helens. Definitely a hike I’d do again.

Great place to hike! I drove a couple hours to hike here and I was not disappointed. Dog friendly trails and it wasn't overly busy for the weekend, which was nice. I'm not an avid hiker and the trails were fairly easy to get through. Definitely recommend.

hiking
11 days ago

Nice views at the top. Good workout. Took about an hour and a half, including about 15 minutes at the top. Started at 10:30am on a Sunday, saw a few people but not many.

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blowdown
over grown
11 days ago

hiking
muddy
12 days ago

Fall colors are peak perfect!!!

hiking
12 days ago

Easier hike than expected. A few patches of mud and puddles but overall the trail was in great shape. The lake is absolutely beautiful. We had a nice picnic.

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