The Forest Service maintains many roads to make it easier for you to access the wonderful recreational opportunities here around Mt. Hood.
Summer is the time in which much of our road maintenance work gets done. Factors such as fires, fallen trees, construction, and wildlife can force road closures in popular areas. Visit our Roads Table frequently for the most up-to-date information about road closures and conditions, and please be sure to confirm with your local district office.
Vehicles traveling on Forest Road 1310, Wahtum Lake Rd. on the Hood River Ranger District, could experience temporary delays of around 20 minutes due to logging activity Mondays through Fridays until August 19th.
For any questions about these delays, please contact the Mt. Hood National Forest at 503-668-1700.
Forest Service roads 1610, 1611, & 1612 on the Hood River Ranger District will be closed to public travel during midweek periods until October 31, 2016. These roads will be open on weekends and holidays. Major road reconstruction work will be improving the condition of these roads for future public usage. Thank you for your patience; we advise you to use Road 16 instead.
Beginning July 7, 2014 the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will begin the US 26 Mt. Hood Safety Project. As a part of this project the Tamarack and Laurel Hill quarries, including NFSR 26955 will be closed for public safety due to increased truck traffic in the area. No trail or other recreational facilities will be impacted by the project and the work will be contained to the quarry areas. Please visit our forest orders page for more details and maps of the areas.