Gifford Pinchot National Forest Mountain Bike Trails

Trail systems clustered around Saint Helens offer classic Cascades riding.

There are plenty of great camping opportunities, with lodging limited to towns along the state routes.

Most of the trails are easily accessible and are well used, so maintenance is not generally an issue once the forest service has time time in the Spring to deal with treefall and other obstacles to epic mountainbiking rides.

Ape Canyon/Plains of Abraham, Goat Mountain, Lewis River, Siouxon Creek offer great destination riding, well worth the drive.

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Name
Nbr
Type
Climbing
Length: Mi
Ride Time: Hrs
State
National Forest
Ranger District
Incline of Ascent: Pct
Singletrack: Pct
TH Elev.: Ft
Elev. Chg.: Ft
Overall Rating
Aerobic
Flow
Page Status
Osborne Mt. - Teeley Cr. 250 OAB Intense 12.6 3 WA Gifford Pinchot Cowlitz 18% 100 3400 4700 7 7 7 Topo, Guide
Allen Mt. 269 Loop Mt Goat 19.6 5 WA Gifford Pinchot Cowlitz 17% 100 2700 6200 7 7 6 Topo, Guide
McClellan Meadows 157 OAB Moderate 10.5 2 WA Gifford Pinchot Mt Adams 5% 100 3100 1450 6 5 7 Topo, Guide, Video
Bells Mt. Nbr OAB Moderate 14 2 WA Gifford Pinchot St Helens 15% 100 560 3500 6 5 6 Topo, Guide
Monte Cristo - Monte Carlo 52 Loop Intense 15 3 WA Gifford Pinchot Mt Adams 17% 98 1700 5100 7 6 6 Topo, Guide
Buck Cr. Nbr Loop Intense 21 5 WA Gifford Pinchot Mt Adams 15% 100 900 6700 7 7 7 Topo, Guide
Morrison Cr - Cold Spgs. 72 Loop Moderate 13 3 WA Gifford Pinchot Mt Adams 9% 98 3600 2850 7 7 6 Topo, Guide
Service - Middle 35 OAB Easy 19 3 WA Gifford Pinchot Mt Adams 8% 100 3600 2900 5 4 6 Topo, Guide
Bishop Rdg. 272 Loop Mt Goat 13.7 3 WA Gifford Pinchot Cowlitz 16% 100 1500 4800 6 6 6 Topo, Guide
High Lakes 116 OAB Moderate 16.6 3 WA Gifford Pinchot Cowlitz 14% 100 4300 2700 6 5 7 Topo, Guide
Juniper Rdg. 261 OAB Mt Goat 22 5 WA Gifford Pinchot Cowlitz 12% 100 2500 7200 8 9 4 Topo, Guide
Kraus Rdg. 275 OAB Moderate 6.3 1.5 WA Gifford Pinchot Cowlitz 15% 100 1550 1350 5 4 5 Topo, Guide
Langille Rdg. 259 OAB Intense 18.7 5 WA Gifford Pinchot Cowlitz 16% 100 3900 7000 8 7 6 Topo, Guide
Hamilton Buttes - Valley 118 Loop Intense 17 4 WA Gifford Pinchot Cowlitz 13% 100 2700 5400 6 6 7 Topo, Guide
Ape Canyon to Plains of Abraham 234 OAB Moderate 17 2.5 WA Gifford Pinchot St Helens NM 14% 100 2900 5600 10 6 8 Topo, Guide, Video
Toutle to Blue Lake 238 Loop Moderate 12 3 WA Gifford Pinchot St Helens NM 8% 100 3100 2300 6 7 6 Topo, Guide
Boundary 1 OAB Intense 19 4 WA Gifford Pinchot St Helens NM 10% 100 3800 4400 7 6 6 Topo, Guide
Goat Mt. 217 Loop Mt Goat 17 4 WA Gifford Pinchot St Helens NM 19% 100 2950 5600 8 9 5 Topo, Guide
Klickitat to Horseshoe Pt. 7 OAB Intense 18.7 5 WA Gifford Pinchot Cowlitz 12% 100 4400 5400 9 7 7 Topo, Guide
Lewis Rvr. 31 OAB Moderate 28 5 WA Gifford Pinchot St Helens NM 4% 100 1200 4400 10 6 10 Topo, Guide, Video
Falls Cr. 151 OAB Intense 20 4 WA Gifford Pinchot Mt Adams RD 15% 100 1350 3700 8 7 7 Topo, Guide, Video
Coldwater - Mt. Margaret 230 Loop Intense 22.5 6 WA Gifford Pinchot St Helens NM 11% 100 6250 6300 7 7 5 Topo, Guide
Quartz Cr. - Summit Prairie 5 Loop Intense 23 5 WA Gifford Pinchot St Helens NM 11% 100 1780 7200 7 8 5 Topo, Guide
Siouxon Cr. - Huffman Pk. 130 Loop Intense 17 4 WA Gifford Pinchot St Helens NM 11% 100 1300 5000 8 7 6 Topo, Guide, Video
Mitchell Pk. - Sugarloaf Nbr OAB Intense 20 4 WA Gifford Pinchot St Helens NM 8% 100 1100 5600 6 6 6 Topo, Guide
Smith Cr. 225 Loop Mt Goat 22 6 WA Gifford Pinchot St Helens NM 14% 100 2800 6300 10 7 7 Topo, Guide
Strawberry Rdg. 220 OAB Intense 13 3 WA Gifford Pinchot St Helens NM 13% 100 3250 4700 8 6 8 Topo, Guide
Tumwater 218 Loop Mt Goat 17.6 4 WA Gifford Pinchot St Helens NM 12% 100 2400 5600 9 7 6 Topo, Guide
Silver Star Mt 180 OAB Intense 10.7 2 WA Gifford Pinchot St Helens 13% 100 1700 3400 5 6 5 Topo, Guide
Grouse Cr. Vista: Pyramid Rock 180F Loop Intense 13 3 WA Gifford Pinchot St Helens 14% 100 2400 4000 6 7 5 Topo, Guide
Tarbell Nbr Loop Intense 21 5 WA Gifford Pinchot St Helens 9% 99 1900 4600 7 6 7 Topo, Guide
Jones Cr. Nbr Loop Easy 9.5 1.5 WA Gifford Pinchot St Helens 13% 100 850 2600 4 4 5 Topo, Guide
Coyote Wall: Syncline Trails Nbr Loop Moderate 10 2.5 WA Gifford Pinchot Mt Adams 11% 97 120 3500 6 6 7 Topo, Guide
Post Canyon - Seven Streams 100 Loop Easy 14 2 OR Mt Hood Hood Rvr 6% 100 650 1700 6 5 8 Topo, Guide
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Trail Rankings

Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.

  • Overall Rating: Ride quality and challenge
  • Aerobic: Ascent challenge
  • Technical Difficulty: Terrain challenge
  • Steepness: Average incline
  • Flow: Uninterrupted riding
  • Elevation Change: Total elevation gain
  • Ride Difficulty: Terrain challenge

 

 

Ascent

Elevation and Incline

Easy

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Moderate

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Intense

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Mtn Goat

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