Pacific Crest Trail BridgeThere are a variety of trails within the Gifford Pinchot National Forest that are great for backpacking. Many of these trails travel through designated wilderness areas in the forest. Help us protect fish, wildlife, and your natural resources by practicing a backcountry ethic of leave no trace! Some designated trailheads may require you to purchase a Northwest Forest Pass to park your vehicle. Remember to be prepared for emergencies and weather changes. Have Fun!

Backpacking Areas