Welcome to the Mt. Hood National Forest!

Backpacking Mt. 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

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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.


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Recent News


Stream Restoration on the Mt. Hood NF

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Check out this superb video from Freshwater Trust about stream restoration in the Still Creek area of the Zigzag Ranger District. 

Your Best Waters

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This video shows the benefits of National Forests and your waters. Learn how the USDA Forest Service manages habitat for 220,000 miles of America's fishable streams and rivers, along with 10 million acres of fishable lakes and reservoirs.

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Mt. Hood Wild & Scenic Rivers Planning Process

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Learn about the Comprehensive River Management Planning process and access our interactive story map and helpful information.  The River Values Report is available now. 

Mt. Hood National Forest 2017 Annual Report

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Check out the 2017 Mt. Hood NF Annual Report. This report is for you, our partners, customers and collaborators who love this magnificent mountain and the land that surrounds it.


Pacific Northwest Region 6 2017 Annual Report

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The 2017 Pacific Northwest Annual Report highlights many of the agency's accomplishments and contributions across Oregon and Washington.

It's All Yours Video by National Forest Foundation

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A video about why world-renowned outdoor athletes love National Forests.

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