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.

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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, hte Forest Service, and the coordinator in this video with a beautiful campground backdrop.

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

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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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Evening Under The Stars – Star Party

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The Mt. Hood National Forest & Timberline Lodge invite you to a star party on Saturday evenings July 5 & August 2, 2014 beginning at 8:30 p.m at the Lodge's lower parking lot.

Cloud Cap Road Open this Summer

Image of people sitting around Cloud Cap Inn on a sunny day within the view of Mt. Hood

After being closed for the past year due to hazard trees in the area,the Cloud Cap Road, Forest Service Road 3512, has been treated so that it will be safe for public to access this summer.


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.

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