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 Lake Reflection at DuskLocated 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.




The 36 Pit fire is currently burning on the Clackamas River Ranger District just off of Highway 224 a few miles southeast of Estacada, OR. A closure order is in effect. Click to view the forest order or the fire closure area map.


For Information about current fires on the Mt. Hood N.F. please visit  The public may also call our fire information line at 360-280-4352. Our News & Events Page will also contain news releases.


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. Check it out!

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U.S. Highway 26: Mt. Hood Safety Project

Highway 26 is getting some improvements that will make this major corridor safer for all of us.

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Recent News


Clackamas Complete A Return of Bull Trout

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Much of the Clackamas River is on the Mt. Hood National Forest, which provides the habitat for a huge variety of plant and animal species. Watch this stunning video on the reintroduction of bull trout. It tells the story of the efforts of fish biologists to see bull trout flourish in waters where they were eliminated over 50 years ago.

Exploring Mt. Hood

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Accessible Adventures exploring recreation opportunities on the Mt. Hood National Forest including several day use areas, campgrounds, interpretive sites, and hiking trails.

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Salmon Headwaters Clean-Up this Saturday

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Help us keep our streams clean this Saturday at Timberline Lodge. Kids are invited, just be sure they understand safety on the mountain. Bring water, sturdy shoes, and your friends!

2013 Water Quality Best Management Pratices

The Mt. Hood NF recently completed the 2013 Water Quality Best Management Pratice document. Our BMPs guide our restoration practices.


Judge Approves Jazz Thinning Project

On April 11, 2014, a District Court found the Forest Service complied with the National Forest Management Act and the National Environmental Policy Act approving the Jazz Thinning Project.

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