Parts of the forest have reopened, including most of Barlow & Hood River Ranger District and part of Zigzag Ranger District.  Many areas are still closed due to active fires and wind damage. Please read for a description of closed and open areas.

Mt. Hood National Forest suffered extensive damage during the historic Labor Day windstorm. Downed trees, loose rocks, and hanging limbs are widespread and trails may be impassable.

Zigzag forest road damage




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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 a million acres of forested mountains, lakes and streams, and, of course, iconic Mt. Hood. Learn more.

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