Mt. Hood National Forest


The Mt. Hood National Forest encompasses 1.1 million acres, about one-third of it designated wilderness. The Forest offers year-round recreation opportunities and its watersheds provide drinking water to 1 million people in the greater Portland area.


Plan your next visit!

  • Wildfire Crisis Strategy on Mt. Hood

    Wildfire Crisis Strategy fireshed areas of focus around Mt. Hood.

    In early 2023, the Mt. Hood National Forest was selected among 11 landscapes to receive additional funding as part of the Wildfire Crisis Strategy. This first year the Forest will receive $4.5 million.

    This landscape comprises Federal, State, Tribal, and private lands on and around the Mt. Hood National Forest and the project area includes three firesheds, several wilderness areas, and the Bull Run watershed.

  • Climbing Mt. Hood

    Climbers on Mt. Hood in the Bergschrund area.

    A volcano in the Cascade Range, Mt. Hood is the highest mountain in Oregon at 11,240 feet in elevation. Every year this mountain attracts millions of tourists, including climbers. Mountaineering is not a beginner activity. Climbing requires training and experience, on all mountains – including Mt. Hood.

  • Clackamas River Corridor Strategic Planning

    Caution signs at burned area

    The Forest has initiated a strategic planning effort for recreation and transportation along the Hwy. 244 corridor. The Clackamas River Corridor Strategic Plan will build on previous post-wildfire assessments using feedback from tribes and community members on their vision for the future of the corridor.

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