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.


The 36 Pit fire was located on the Clackamas River Ranger District just off of Highway 224 a few miles southeast of Estacada, OR. A fire area closure order is in effect. Click to view the forest order.


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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Image of a couple cutting a Christmas treeFollow this link to get tips on all the steps you'll need to get that perfect Christmas tree.


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


O Christmas Tree: Tips for Successful Christmas Tree Hunting

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This video gives some great tips on how to get your permit for, pick out, cut down, and transport your Christmas tree from your Mt. Hood National Forest. Get ready to participate in this time honored activity whether it's a new family tradition you're wanting to start or an annual event.

Mt. Hood Scenic Byway

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Along the Mt. Hood National Scenic Byway including day use a...

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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.

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.


Barlow Ranger District Goes Green

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

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.

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