Mt. Hood National Forest Wildernesses

Mt Hood in winterOne of our nation's greatest treasures is the National Wilderness Preservation System established by the Wilderness Act of 1964. Wildernesses are lands designated by Congress to be protected and preserved in their natural condition, without permanent improvements or habitation.

Please review regulations associated with Wilderness areas and always use Leave No Trace techniques to help keep these areas wild, clean, and pristine.

Maps are available for these areas.

There are 8 wilderness, encompassing 311,448 acres, located in the Mt Hood National Forest. These areas include 124,000 acres of newly designated Wilderness.


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