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!

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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


Doing our Part to Protect our Public Lands

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This video highlights the need for the American people who enjoy recreating on public lands to do their part to help take care of the land. Specifically, the Mt.Hood National Forest needs the help of user groups to help with cleaning up and taking care of the public land we all get to enjoy.

Firewood Cutting on the Mt. Hood National Forest

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This video explains the process of obtaining a personal use firewood permit, regulations associated with cutting firewood and how to spot a suitable area to gather firewood. Use this video to get to know everything you need to properly cut your own firewood.

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Cloud Cap Road Now Open

Cloud Road with Mt. Hood in Background

Cloud Cap Road/Forest Road 3512 is now open and accessible to the public. Tours of the historic Cloud Cap Inn start June 21.

Barlow Ranger District Goes Green

Scouts posed in front of seating area they constructed

The Barlow Ranger District is receiving a greener look thanks to water conservation landscaping.


New Invasive Plants Report

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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