Looking for a great trail in Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington? AllTrails has 141 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 65 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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hiking
icy
muddy
rocky
2 days ago

Loved it. Was super icy and slippery so def not a good time to go w/o the right equipment but was super fun regardless! Amazing views at the top as well

on June Lake Trail

hiking
snow
3 days ago

Great snowshoeing today. It’s a pretty trail with a few great views of Mt St. Helens. The snow is packed and it seemed possible to do it without snowshoes but we wore them and saw endless footfalls deep into the snow the whole trail! So recommend snow shoes or skis. The waterfall is not frozen but it is all very pretty. The roads are clear. Park at snow park and about half mile walk on closed road gets you to trailhead.

hiking
muddy
rocky
snow
5 days ago

We ran into snow it was awsome couldn’t do the whole hike

hiking
muddy
rocky
snow
5 days ago

perfect weather today. took us a while to get to the top, likely because of the snow. the veiw was beautiful!!! Was definitely windy lol

hiking
snow
7 days ago

Snowshoed. 5.4 miles from start of trails. Once you hit the largest ponderosa you’re about halfway. Second half is much harder. Great time. 3 hours snowshoeing

It was beautiful. Expect to see bikers and friendly people. It got to windy close to the top near the cliffs. Did not get to complete it. The beautiful views well worth it! Not to steep. g Great for a day hike.

hiking
snow
11 days ago

snowshoeing
over grown
snow
11 days ago

Snowshoed this 1.11.20. The first .4 miles up the old road was almost completely clear of snow, and due to the runoff, was like walking up a creek bed. After you pass the "creek" crossing at the log, Snow's on! Very quickly becomes several feet deep. high winds, per usual for this area. We made it about 2.2 miles up. The willowy brush had crisscrossed the trail and froze in multiple spots, making it more of a scramble than a snowshoe. We figured we'd done good just to get out and about, so we ate a snack and headed back down. Was snowing during the hike as well.

hiking
snow
12 days ago

We blazed a trail up the loop side not the usual way up.

This is a lovely little hike, but it is accurately rated as moderate; several reviews mention it being easy - it is not. I started on the Little Maui section of this trail first, which is the more challenging section of this trail. This is also a mountain bike trail so it’s very narrow, and parts of it are VERY steep (like, straight up). Switchbacks the entire way. It’s short, but deceptive in difficultly. There is also about 15 steps worth of a rock scramble towards the top, which was slick because of rain, and it’s windy since this is near the top. Don’t underestimate this hike. Elevation gain listed on the main page is a bit off, as well. My phone tracked 1070ft elevation from the parking lot to the top of the trail, but I believe that’s because you gain some elevation as you walk on old highway 8 to the trailhead for Little Maui/Old Ranch. The old ranch road portion of this hike is much easier and a more gradual gain/loss in elevation. Enjoyed this hike but my thighs and glutes are paying for it today, which I attribute to to steepness of the Little Maui (easterly) portion of this trail.

hiking
blowdown
15 days ago

NO snow on road but 2 downed trees made it impossible to get to TH

This was my favorite hike! The view at the top is absolutely breath taking. Careful on the gravel road going up, I have blown out multiple tires while trying to get to the trailhead. Mainly the reason why I stopped going.

hiking
muddy
snow
20 days ago

hiking
bugs
20 days ago

TICKS! It is January, and my clothes were covered in them (pulled one out of my hip area). still a beautiful hike with nice views and wildlife, but being your insect protection!

wish we had looked for the right trailhead; my impulsivehusband launched us onto the 1st visible "trail"which was probably an animal route, straight up, elevator style, hanging onto roots and branches to save our lives from falling. When we were almost at the top, my husband exclaimed, "I found the trail!" A beautiful view from top and descending the correct trail was refreshingly easy!

hiking
snow
20 days ago

The road to the trail head is closed. You have to park at the snopark about a half mile from the regular entrance and walk in. There was absolutely no one else on the trail. We didn't use snowshoes. There were areas they would have been nice, but it was okay without. Poles or crampons are helpful. There is about 10 inches in the deep parts and 3 inches in the trails under the trees. The lake is partially frozen and the waterfall is gorgeous. Definitely a good winter hike. Elevation gain was a decent workout.

hiking
20 days ago

The trail starts super narrow, but widens our once you get around half way up. Definitely an incline the entire way. Amazing views at the top and beautiful lush forest at the bottom. Definitely recommend

hiking
20 days ago

Currently there’s a downed tree 3 mi from the trailhead which our low clearance car couldn’t pass through. A shame that we didn’t get to hike the trail but the drive was beautiful! Also watch for crossing elk/deer and bumps / potholes on the way in. Be sure to look for the roadside mini waterfalls and you can also hit the McClellan overlook on the way in for a breathtaking view of mt St. Helens.

hiking
21 days ago

Great hike! “Wizard” trail was a bit hard to find and it well traveled, but overall great weather and better views.

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