Image of beargrass blooming along a hillside.A man wears a face mask on a forest trail.


Forest offices are temporarily CLOSED to walk-in service

View latest COVID updates. Have questions about visiting the forest? Call us Monday- Friday 8am – 4:30pm:

  • Headquarters: (360) 891-5000
  • Cowlitz Valley: (360) 497-1100
  • Mt. Adams: (509) 395-3400
  • Mount St Helens: (360) 449-7800

Located in southwest Washington, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest encompasses 1,368,300 acres of forests, mountains, river valleys, waterfalls, wildernesses, and volcanoes. The forest has three main areas including Cowlitz Valley Ranger District, Mount Adams Ranger District, and Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument & District.  


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