Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Forests/Natural Areas in Gifford Pinchot Nat'l Forest

Glacier View Wilderness

The 3,000-acre Glacier View Wilderness is located on the west boundary of Mt. Rainer national Park. The topography allows a high degree of isolation, and the scenic views are outstanding. As the name implies, the Glacier View Wilderness some spectacular views of the glacieated slopes of Mount Rainier which ...

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Goat Rocks Wilderness

A 105,600-acre alpine wonderland, the Goat Rocks Wilderness is a portion of the volcanic Cascade Mountain Range in southwestern Washington between Mount Rainier and Mount Adams. The Goat Rocks are remnants of a large volcano, extinct for some two million years. This ancient volcano once towered over the landscape ...

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Indian Heaven Wilderness

Indian Heaven Wilderness is 20,600 acres of broad, rolling country, straddling the crest of the Cascade Range with subalpine meadows and 175 small lakes. Originally known to the Indians as "Sahalee Tyee," the area has been and is culturally important to Native Americans. "Indian Heaven" offers visitors wildlife and ...

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Mount Adams Winter Recreation Area

Safety & Emergency Aid * Emergencies: * Safety Alert: * Road Reports: * Road/Trail System: * Avalanche Information: For current snow avalanche conditions, contact the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center (NWAC) at (206) 526-6677 ...

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Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens is an active volcano in southwest Washington State and the central feature of the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Mount St. Helens is a popular climb for both beginning and experienced mountaineers. Although people are able to climb Mount St. Helens year-round, late spring through early ...

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Mount St. Helens Winter Recreation Area

Area 1 -- Crater is closed to all entry except for scientists with a permit. Area 2 -- All travel above 4800 foot elevation (treeline) on the volcano requires a Climbing Permit. This includes snowmobiles outside the designated non-motorized zone on the Monitor Ridge and Worm Flows ...

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Mt. Adams Wilderness

Along the west slope of Mt. Adams lies the 46,353-acre Mt. Adams Wilderness. The 12,326-foot high Mt. Adams is the second highest peak in the Northwest after Mt. Rainier. Mt. Adams Wilderness is bounded on the east by the Yakima Indian Reservation. Wilderness trails offer the hiker spectacular views ...

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Packwood Winter Recreation Area

Safety & Emergency Aid * Emergencies: Call 911. The nearest public phones to Orr Creek Sno-Park are located at the Cispus Learning Center (off Road 23) and the Tower Rock Trading Post. The nearest public phones to Wakepish Sno-Park are located in Randle. (Please refer to ...

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Randle Winter Recreation Area

Safety & Emergency Aid * Emergencies: Call 911. The nearest public phones to Orr Creek Sno-Park are located at the Cispus Learning Center (off Road 23) and the Tower Rock Trading Post. The nearest public phones to Wakepish Sno-Park are located in Randle. (Please refer to ...

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Tatoosh Wilderness

The 15,700-acre Tatoosh Wilderness is bounded on the north by Mount Rainier National Park. It is steep and rugged with subalpine and alpine areas along the ridgeline. The area also contains 550 acres of the Butter Creek Natural Area. Tatoosh Wilderness includes a variety of physical features, from ...

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Trapper Creek Wilderness

Trapper Creek Wilderness consists of 6,050 acres of diverse habitat located in the central portion of the Wind River Ranger District in the southern Cascades of Washington. The lower elevations typify an old-growth Douglas-fir forest while the higher elevations are characteristic of a second-growth Douglas-fir forest. Sparkling cascading streams ...

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William O. Douglas Wilderness

The William O. Douglas Wilderness includes 166,000 acres located between the White Pass and Chinook Pass highways and is jointly administered by the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and the Wenatchee National Forest. It shares a boundary with the Mt. Rainier National Park on the West. Approximately 25 miles of ...

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Wind River Winter Recreation Area

Safety & Emergency Aid * Emergencies: * Safety Alert: * Road Reports: * Road/Trail System: * Avalanche Information: For current snow avalanche conditions, contact the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center (NWAC) at (206) 526-6677 ...

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