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

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. Check it out!

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Recent News


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, the Forest Service, and the coordinator in this video with a beautiful campground backdrop.

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.

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