Pacific Northwest Forests 4+
Official Recreation Guide
US Forest Service
Explore this app to find all the recreation opportunities the Pacific Northwest Region's 17 U.S. Forest Service Forests has to offer. Find hiking trails, campgrounds, picnicking areas, swimming holes and more! This app's mapping capabilities make it easy to find outdoor recreation opportunities near you or explore new ones off the beaten path. The app is packed with useful information about trail and road condition, local weather conditions, fire information, and so much more.
National Forests in the Pacific Northwest received over 15 million visits each year. This mobile app allows those visitors to easily discover recreational opportunities near them. Whether you're looking for information about a favorite hiking trail, searching for a new camping area, or looking for a great spot to see wildflowers or wildlife, turn your phone into an official recreation guide with the Pacific Northwest Forests app. Here are some ways of using this app to ensure you're taking advantage of all the great tools and information available:
Search for hiking, camping, picnicking, skiing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, hunting, horse riding, climbing, mountain biking, road biking,scenic driving, and OHV/ATV areas using our interactive mapping tools or by looking through lists of all the recreation opportunities on each forest. Zoom in on maps and easily navigate to find information about any of our thousands of great recreation sites. Then get driving directions to the trail or campground.
Find out about current road and trail conditions before you go, so you can be prepared to have a great experience in your U.S. Forest Service lands. All 17 forests highlighted in the app provide detailed information about road access and trail access. The app also provides updates on closure areas so you'll have the best information about recreation availability across the entire Pacific Northwest U.S. Forest Service system.
Hiking and camping season are also fire season in the Pacific Northwest. Ensure the safety of yourself and your family by checking in with the app while making travel plans to visit your public lands. Current fire information is conveniently included in the app so you'll have the most up-to-date information about where fires are burning and what you need to know and do to be safe.
Your Pacific Northwest Forests are some of the most beautiful places on Earth. They include breath-taking waterfalls, powerful rivers, deep and lush woods, spectacular vistas, expansive lakes, grand mountain peaks, and vast grasslands.
The 17 Forests highlighted in the Pacific Northwest Forests app include:
-Colville National Forest
-Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
-Deschutes National Forest
-Fremont-Winema National Forest
-Gifford Pinchot National Forest
-Malheur National Forest
-Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
-Mt. Hood National Forest
-Ochoco National Forest and Crooked River National Grassland
-Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
-Olympic National Forest
-Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
-Siuslaw National Forest
-Umatilla National Forest
-Umpqua National Forest
-Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
-Willamette National Forest
Your U.S. Forest Service lands are here for you to enjoy. Check out our forest photo galleries included in this app to be inspired to explore new areas of the Pacific Northwest and discover the beauty and grandeur of the mountains, streams, skies and forests of your Pacific Northwest Forests!
-Fixes several minor bugs with RSS feeds and broken USFS URL links.
Ratings and Reviews
Looks good so far.
So far I’ve only skimmed it on my iPhone, but it looks like a great resource with much potential. I’m about to install it on my iPad and really dig in. I’ve got a good feeling that it will be an often used app.
Slow, Awkward, no info on USFS Recreation Passes
Good idea, not well executed. Trails missing from the “map”. Recreation passes tab shows info on WA State Discover passes, WDFW passes and Snopark passes - - NOTHING about the NW Forest Pass ??
Many tabs go to links to internet web pages. Hello?! It’s Wilderness and National Forest, data access is not commonly available. An app of this type should allow the user to temporarily store all info for an area of interest for offline use
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the concrete feedback. In response to your concerns. We didn't include trails on the maps for a couple of reasons?: 1) the vast majority of trails originate at a trailhead that is geospecific (we can easily drop a latitude/longitude point), whereas trails are linear features often with connections to other trails that all make it very difficult to drop a logical lat/long reference point; 2) in order to keep the app downloads to a reasonable size, we had to be somewhat selective on what information we cached. We decided that trailheads would be the better thing to cache because they are the collecting "bucket" for trails. But it was a hard decision. We are hopeful to figure out a way of optimizing the app size so we can include for offline trail information. We will be incorporating a lot more information about the NW Forest Pass with an update going live later on today. Thanks again for your feedback. I hope you enjoy the updates. Happy trails!
A wonder mobile companion with lots of useful information about all of the Pacific Northwest’s wonderful national forests!
Developer Response ,
We're so happy that you have found the app useful. We sure hope that it has enhanced your outdoor adventures' experiences.
Data Not Collected
The developer does not collect any data from this app.
Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More
- USDA Forest Service
- 187.7 MB
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 15.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2023 U.S. Forest Service