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

Mount Hood


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. 

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Recent News


Dock Removal Project Improves Scenic Quality and Fishing Experience at Fish Lake

Dock Removal

Trash, an unauthorized dock, and associated structures were removed from Fish Lake this June.

Mt. Hood Wilderness Stewards Volunteer at Ramona Falls for National Trails Day

Trails Day 2016

The Mt. Hood Wilderness Stewards organized their first trail work event of the year on the Mt. Hood National Forest in celebration of National Trails Day on Saturday, June 4.

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Travel Analysis Process (TAP) Report Now Available

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The Mt. Hood NF's Travel Analysis Report is now available on our Travel Analysis Process (TAP) page as well...

Rare Sierra Nevada Red Fox Makes Home on Mt. Hood NF

Red Fox climbing over a log stealthily in the needle-ridden snow.

A rare Sierra Nevada Red Fox has been found through wildlife cameras and surveys. But despite this new discovery the species’ future is still tenuous at best.