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!

 

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.

Image of a construction sign with Mt. Hood on the sign

 

Features

Clackamas Complete A Return of Bull Trout

Clackamas River with fern in foreground

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.


Caring for the Land: An Earth Day Clean-up Event on the Mt. Hood National Forest

Image of Aaron Pedersen behind desk

This video highlights an Earth Day event sponsored by the Mt. Hood National Forest geared around cleaning up some heavily impacted recreational target shooting areas.


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Spotlights

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.

Trail of the Week

Paradise Park Trail

The Paradise Park Trail climbs a forested ridge accessing Paradise Park, an alpine meadow with a view of Mt Hood and great wildflowers. This trail connect with the Pacific Coast Trail.

 




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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