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


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.

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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Travel Analysis Process (TAP)

The Mt. Hood NF has begun the analysis process and is gathering public input for a forest-wide study of our transportation system. This effort will update our 2003 Roads Analysis.

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.


Barlow Ranger District Goes Green

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

Become a Wilderness Steward!

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Love being outdoors? Enjoy helping others have the best experience in Wilderness? Then Wilderness Stewards is for you! 

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