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

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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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Trail Volunteers Discuss the Future of Trail Work on the Mt. Hood NF

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A group of dedicated volunteers met to discuss creative solutions to the daunting amount of trail maintenance required to keep trails in good shape.

The People's Forest: Volunteering for the Mt. Hood National Forest

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This video highlights many of the opportunities for the public to volunteer on their Mt. Hood National Forest. From trail work to mountain biking crews to backcountry horsemen, this video shows that there's a volunteer opportunity to fit anybody's interest.

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Still Creek Watershed Restoration Action Plan a Success

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 In 2012 the Mt. Hood NF and the Sandy River Basin Partners joined forces to implement the Still Creek Watershed Restoration Action Plan. They can now say: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

Three Down & One to Go! Fishing Clinics Have Been a Huge Success!

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Our Kid's Fishing Clinics are annual traditions on the Ranger Districts. The community pitches in every year to make the clinics successful and fun for adults and children.


Story Map Provides New Way to Tell the Story of a Landscape

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The North Clackamas Intergrated Resource Project is in the preliminary planning stages. It is a proposed vegetation managment project on the Clackamas River Ranger District.

WSSB Event 2017

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 "It's a Group Effort: The Hood River RD & Teacup Nordic Partner for the 11th Annual WSSB Cross Country Ski Event." This event happens every March.

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