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.


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!




A Trip of a Lifetime: The Boy Scout Horse Camp on the Mt. Hood National Forest

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This highlights the great Boy Scout Horse Camp program hosted by the Mt. Hood National Forest. Get the inside look at what the program has meant to participants, hte Forest Service, and the coordinator in this video with a beautiful campground backdrop.

Responsible Target Shooting: Doing it Right

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This video explains why the Mt. Hood National Forest has rules on target shooting. A district ranger and a long time target shooter on public lands explain why being a responsible target shooter is so important.

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Calling for New Wilderness Stewards Volunteers

The Wilderness Stewards organization is looking for new volunteers to join their exciting team. A new volunteer orientation is scheduled May 3 @ 9:30-4:00 pm at the Zigzag Ranger Station.

Calling for Summer Internship Positions

Summer internships positions for educational programs on the Mt. Hood National Forest are now open! Work in one of the most beautiful spots in the country while making a difference too.


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.

New Invasive Plants Report for 2013

The tops of the trees are barely visible with sun filtering through the leaves

The Mt. Hood National Forest successfully implemented its sixth year of noxious weed treatment and prevention since signing the Site-Specific Invasive Plant Treatments FEIS in March 2008.

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