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!

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

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.
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Climbing Mt. Hood

Make sure you're prepared before climbing Mt.Hood!

Jumpstarting Fish Habitat: The Story of Still Creek

River freely flowing

 Not just another fish story on the Zigzag Ranger District. Real improvements are being made to fish habitat on the Forest.


WSSB Event 2017

Blind skier in fun hat skiing with guide

 "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.

Mt. Hood National Forest 2016 Annual Report

Check out the 2016 Annual Report! This report is for you, our partners, customers and collaborators who love this magnificent mountain and the land that surrounds it.


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