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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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


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.

2014 Annual Report

The Mt. Hood National Forest Leadership Team is proud to present our 2014 Annual Report. We hope you enjoy reading about last year's accomplishments. The report demonstrates the complexity and diversity of the work we do and is a testament to the dedication of our employees.  As you read about the highlighted successes of each program area remember that these are just highlights. Many more activities occurred last year in support of our goals that helped make these successes possible. 

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Cloud Cap Road Now Open

Cloud Road with Mt. Hood in Background

Cloud Cap Road/Forest Road 3512 is now open and accessible to the public. Tours of the historic Cloud Cap Inn start June 21.

Barlow Ranger District Goes Green

Scouts posed in front of seating area they constructed

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


New Invasive Plants Report

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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