The Mt. Hood National Forest is located in the north center part of Oregon.
Where is this Forest?


Welcome to the Mt. Hood National Forest

Mt. Hood National Forest

Located twenty miles east of the city of Portland, Oregon, and the northern Willamette River valley, the Mt. Hood National Forest extends south from the strikingly beautiful Columbia River Gorge across more than sixty miles of forested mountains, lakes and streams to Olallie Scenic Area, a high lake basin under the slopes of Mt. Jefferson.  Read more

Choose an Adventure                     Know Before you Go

Go Camping! Link to camping information on the forest. Got a Map? Link to available maps for the forest.
Go Hiking! Link to hiking opportunities on the forest. Need a Recreation Pass? Link to information on various passes available for standard amenity fee sites.

Mt. Hood Highlights

The Mt. Hood Highlights page is loaded with great photos and stories highlighting events and projects going on in the Mt. Hood National Forest. 

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Recent News


Kids Get Outside

Two kids stacking stones by a river

This video is meant to inspire parents and kids alike to get outside and have fun playing; all while helping their mind and body at the same time. This video was made to try and improve the general health of children and bring families together in the natural world.

Winter Trails: A Grand Day for a Snowshoe Adventure

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This video highlights the annual Winter Trails event held at the White River Sno-Park in Oregon. Many people experience the thrill of snowshoeing for the first time at this event, where several hundred people from all over the Portland metropolitan area enjoyed the sunshine and the great opportunity to do some wintertime outdoor recreation.

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Travel Analysis Process (TAP) Report Now Available

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The Mt. Hood NF's Travel Analysis Report is now available on our Travel Analysis Process (TAP) page as well...

Rare Sierra Nevada Red Fox Makes Home on Mt. Hood NF

Red Fox climbing over a log stealthily in the needle-ridden snow.

A rare Sierra Nevada Red Fox has been found through wildlife cameras and surveys. But despite this new discovery the species’ future is still tenuous at best.