Recreation

Mt. Hood National Forest offers a huge variety of world-class recreational activities with opportunities for everyone. Mt Hood National Forest encompasses eight unique Wilderness areas as well as multiple barrier free accessible sites to explore. Whether it's skiing, hiking, boating, rafting, climbing, backpacking, horseback riding, or fishing that you are hoping to experience, you're sure to find great opportunities in your National Forest. 

Camping in one of our developed campgrounds is a wonderful way to enjoy the forest. For reservations visit: https://www.recreation.gov/. Visit Portland General Electric for reservations at Lake Harriet or Timothy Lake.

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Recreation Map

A map showing recreation areas.

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Alpine Campground Open to Visitor
Alpine Trail    Check Mt Hood Information for current conditions.
Anthill Trail #406B Closed to Visitor Closed until further notice due to Eagle Creek Fire.
Badger Creek Trail #479   
Badger Lake Campground Open to Visitor
Bagby Campground Open to Visitor
Barlow Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
Barlow Pass Sno Park/Trailhead    If you are wanting to ski over to the Lower White River Ski Trail it was washed out 11 years ago, most ski tags are gone and Bridges washed out, trail is flooded, and landscape changed.
Barlow Trail #601A   
Bear Lake Trail #413A Closed to Visitor Closed until further notice due to Eagle Creek Fire.
Bear Springs Group Campground Open to Visitor Open for the season, no services are provided - you must pack in/pack out.
Bennet Pass Trailhead/Sno Park   
Benson Spur Trail #405C Open to Visitor Open, but expect hazards due to 2017 fire. Watch for fire-weakened trees, rockslides, landslides, stumpholes, and washouts. Avoid during high winds and heavy rains. 6/14/2018
Black Lake Campground Open to Visitor
  • High clearence vehicle is required due to poor road conditions.
  • Will open June 15 for 2018 season.
Blue Box Trail #483     
Bluegrass Ridge Trail #647   
Bonanza Trail #786   
Bonney Crossing Campground Open to Visitor Will open on May 25 for the 2018 season.
Bonney Meadow Campground Open to Visitor Open for the season. The road is primitive and rough, high clearance vehicles are recommended.
Bonney Meadows Trail #471   
Bottle Prairie Trail #455 Open to Visitor
Boulder Lake Trail #463   
Boulder Lakeshore Trail #463B   
Boulder Ridge Trail #783A   
Breitenbush Lake Campground   
Burnt Lake Trail #772   
Burnt Lake Trailhead (North)   
Camas Trail #490/#490A   
Camp Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Camp Windy Trail #685B    11/15/2017: Expect snow, trail may be impassable
Cast Creek, Horseshoe Ridge, Sandy River Trailhead   
Cast Lake Trail #796   
Castle Canyon Trail #765    06/01/2018   Logged out.   Maintained 06/2017
Catalpa Lake Trail #535   
Cedar Creek Trail #457   
Chinidere Mountain Trail #445 Closed to Visitor Closed until further notice due to Eagle Creek Fire.
Clackamas Lake Campground Open to Visitor
Clackamas Lake Historic House Closed to Visitor
Clear Creek Crossing Campground Open to Visitor Will open May 25 for the 2018 season.
Clear Creek Trail #487   
Clear Lake Butte Lookout Open to Visitor Visit www.recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777 for winter reservations.
Clear Lake Campground Open to Visitor
Cloud Cap Saddle Campground Open to Visitor Cloud Cap Road and Campground are open.
Cool Creek Trail #794   
Cooper Spur Ski Area - Alpine Closed to Visitor http://cooperspur.com/conditions/
Cottonwood Meadows Trail #705   
Devil's Peak Lookout Open to Visitor
Devils Half Acre Trail #482A    As of 6/28/2017, Trail has been maintained.
Devils Tie Trail #767   
Dickey Lake Trail #549   
Divide Trail #458    If using this trail for equestrian use it is recommended to call the Barlow Ranger Station for updates.
Dog River Trail #675 Open to Visitor As of 06/15/2018 trail has been maintained.
Douglas Trail #781   
Douglas Trailhead   
Dry Fir Trail #674A   
Eagle Benson Trail Closed to Visitor Closed until further notice due to Eagle Creek Fire.
Eagle Creek Cutoff Trail #504 Open to Visitor
Eagle Creek Trail #440 Closed to Visitor Closed until further notice due to Eagle Creek Fire.
Eagle Creek Trail #501   
Eagle Tanner Trail #433 Closed to Visitor Closed until further notice due to Eagle Creek Fire.
East Fork Trail #650    As of 2018 trail has been maintained. This trail incurred heavy damage during a flood event. The trail no longer  ties into the Robin Hood Campground to the south.  You can hike as far as Nottingham Campground to the south. No bridge at that point. This is the end of trail and you have to turn around here.
Eden Park Trail #600H   
Eightmile Campground Open to Visitor
Eightmile Loop Trail #496 Open to Visitor As of 5/30/2017 trail is clear of logs.
Elk Cove Trail #631    As of 8/18/2017 Trail has been maintained.
Elk Cove Trailhead   
Elk Lake Creek Trail #559   
Elk Meadows Bluegrass Tie Trail #647B   
Elk Meadows Trail #645   
Eureka Peak Trail #671   
Fifteenmile Campground Open to Visitor
Fifteenmile Trail #456    Maintained as of 6/19/2017. This trail is maintained thanks to the help from the 44 Trails Association.
Fish Creek Mountain Trail #541    No current report
Fivemile Butte Lookout Open to Visitor Open.  Visit recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777 for reservations.
Flag Mountain Trail #766    06/01/2018:   Logged out.
Forest Creek Campground Open to Visitor Opens May 25 for 2018 season.
Forest Creek Trail #473   
French's Dome Trail #776    Maintained 06/2017
Fret Creek Trail #456A    6/15/2017: There is still blowdown and significant snow on the trail. Hike with caution.
Frog Lake Campground Open to Visitor
Gibson Prairie Horse Camp Open to Visitor
Glacier View Sno-Park/Trailhead    For current conditions check http://www.mounthoodinfo.com
Gnarl Ridge Cut Off Trail #652A   
Gnarl Ridge Trail #652   
Gone Creek (Timothy Lake) Campground Open to Visitor
Gone Creek (Timothy Lake) Day Use Area Open to Visitor
Gov't Camp Summit Sno Park    For current conditions check http://www.mounthoodinfo.com/
Government Camp Highway Maintenance Sno Park Open to Visitor For current conditions check http://www.mounthoodinfo.com/
Green Canyon Campground Open to Visitor
Green Canyon Way Trail #793A    6/2018:  Logged out
Gumjuwac Trail #480   
Gunsight Butte Trail #685   
Headwaters Trail #522   
Herman Creek Trail #406 Open to Visitor Open, but expect hazards due to 2017 fire. Watch for fire-weakened trees, rockslides, landslides, stumpholes, and washouts. Avoid during high winds and heavy rains. 6/14/2018
Hidden Lake Trail #779   
Hidden Meadows Trail #472 (Bonney Meadows)   
High Prairie Trail #493   
Hillockburn Trail #516   
Hoodview (Timothy Lake) Campground Open to Visitor
Hoodview (Timothy Lake) Day Use Area Open to Visitor
Horseshoe Ridge Trail #774    Horseshoe Ridge Trail will be closed July 19 & 20, 2018 for a fish restoration  project.
Horsethief Meadows Trail   
Huckleberry Mountain Trail #617 Closed to Visitor Closed until further notice due to Eagle Creek Fire.
Hunchback Trail #793   
Indian Springs Trail # 435 Closed to Visitor Closed until further notice due to Eagle Creek Fire.
Jackpot Meadows Trail #492   
Jean Lake Trail #680   
Joe Graham Horse Camp Open to Visitor
Keeps Mill Campground Open to Visitor Open on a first come, first serve basis.  Primitive road requires high clearance vehicles.
Kinnikinnick (Laurance Lake) Campground Closed to Visitor
Kinnikinnick (Laurance Lake) Day Use Area Closed to Visitor
Kinzel Lake Trail #665   
Knebal Springs Campground Open to Visitor
Knebal Springs Trail #474 Open to Visitor
La Dee Flats OHV   
Lake Branch Cascades Trail   
Lakeshore Express Trail Open to Visitor As of 6/15/2018 the trail has been maintained.
Lakeshore Trail #656 Open to Visitor As of 6/21/2018 The trail has been maintained
Laurel Hill Chute Trail #759A   
Linney Creek Trail #499   
Little Badger Campground Open to Visitor
Little Badger Trail #469   
Little Boulder Trail #463A   
Little Crater Lake Campground Open to Visitor
Little Crater Lake Trail #500   
Little John Sno Park   
Little Zigzag Falls Trail #795C   
Little Zigzag Falls Trailhead   
Lodgepole Trail #706   
Lolo Pass Sno Park   
Lookout Mountain Trail #450   
Lost Creek Campground/Day Use Open to Visitor Campers may experience high noise levels due to activity from a fish restoration project taking place on July 19th and 20th, 2018.
Lost Creek Nature Trail #776   
Lost Lake Butte Trail #616 Open to Visitor Maintained as of 06/23/18
Lost Lake Campground, Resort and Day Use Area Open to Visitor
Lower Eightmile Crossing Campground Open to Visitor
Mazama Trail #625 Open to Visitor As of 07/06/2018 Trail has been cleared and maintained by the Mazamas.
Mazama Trailhead Open to Visitor
McCubbins Gulch Campground Open to Visitor Open for the 2018 season, no services are provided - you must pack in/pack out  
McCubbins Gulch Day Use OHV Picnic Site    Valid Recreation Pass required. Contact Barlow Ranger District for recent status: 541- 467-2291 
McCubbins Gulch OHV   
McCubbins Overflow Campground Open to Visitor Open to camping but no services are provided - you must pack in/pack out  
McIntyre Ridge Trail #782   
McNeil Campground Open to Visitor
Mcgee Creek Trail #627    As of 08/25/2017 trail has been maintained.
Meadows Creek Tie Trail   
Meditation Point (Timothy Lake) Campground Open to Visitor
Meditation Point Trail #526   
Miller Trail #534   
Mirror Lake Trail #664    Parking may be limited especially on weekends and holidays.
Mitchell Point Trail #417    Open, but expect hazards due to 2017 fire. Watch for fire-weakened trees, rockslides, landslides, stumpholes, and washouts. Avoid during high winds and heavy rains. 6/14/2018
Moffett Creek Trail Closed to Visitor Closed until further notice due to Eagle Creek Fire.
Mother Lode Trail #558   
Mountaineer Trail #798   
Mt Defiance South Trailhead    For your safety please respect closures on adjacent trails.
Mt Hood Meadows Ski Resort    For current conditions visithttp://www.skihood.com
Mt. Defiance Trail #413    For your safety please respect closures on adjacent trails.
Mt. Hood Skibowl    For current conditions visithttp://www.skihood.com
Mud Lake Trail 406A Open to Visitor Open, but expect hazards due to 2017 fire. Watch for fire-weakened trees, rockslides, landslides, stumpholes, and washouts. Avoid during high winds and heavy rains. 6/14/2018
Multorpor Sno Park    For current conditions check http://www.mounthoodinfo.com
Newton Creek Trail #646    As of 7/7/17 Trail has been maintained.
North Arm (Timothy Lake) Campground Open to Visitor
North Lake Trail #423 Closed to Visitor Closed until further notice due to Eagle Creek Fire. Estimated to open summer 2018.
North Section Line Trail #451    No current report
Oak Fork (Timothy Lake) Campground Open to Visitor
Oak Fork Day Use Area/Boating Site Open to Visitor
Oak Ridge Trail #688A Open to Visitor As of 5/05/2018 Oak Ridge Trail has been logged out.
Old 1916 Trail #537   
Old Growth Trail #657 Open to Visitor As of 05/23/2018 the trail is logged out.
Old Salmon River Trail #742A    Maintained 06/2017
Pacific Crest North - Indian Springs Trailhead Open to Visitor Open, but expect hazards due to 2017 fire.
Pacific Crest South - Lolo Pass Trailhead   
Pacific Crest Trail #2000    Check with your nearest ranger district office for conditions on Mt. Hood National Forest. Visit Pacific Crest Trail Association website. for more information
Palmeteer Trail #482    As of 06/15/2017 trail has been maintained.
Pansy Lake Trail #551   
Paradise Park Loop Trail #757   
Paradise Park Trail #778    Blow down events can be too large to go around without utilizing backcountry map and compass navigational skills Hikers should assess their skill level and utilize caution when entering the Paradise Park area. 
Pebble Ford Campground Open to Visitor
Pine Creek Trail #465   
Pine Point (Timothy Lake) Day Use/Picnic Area Open to Visitor
Pine Point Boat Ramp Boating Site Open to Visitor
Pine Point Campground Open to Visitor
Pinnacle Ridge Trail #630    As of 8/26/17 trail has been maintained
Pioneer Bridle Trail #795   
Plaza Lake Trail #788   
Plaza Trail #783   
Pocket Creek Tie Trail   
Pocket Creek Trailhead Snowpark   
Post Camp Trail #467 Open to Visitor As of 6/27/2017 trail is maintained
Rainy Lake Campground Open to Visitor Opens June 15 for the 2018 season.
Rainy Lake Trail #423A    Open, but expect hazards due to 2017 fire. Watch for fire-weakened trees, rockslides, landslides, stumpholes, and washouts. Avoid during high winds and heavy rains. 6/14/2018
Rainy Whatum Trail #409    Open, but expect hazards due to 2017 fire. Watch for fire-weakened trees, rockslides, landslides, stumpholes, and washouts. Avoid during high winds and heavy rains. 6/14/2018
Ramona Falls Trail #797    Please Note:  Glacial River crossings on the flanks of Mt. Hood Wilderness do not have foot bridges. Hikers should be prepared for dangerous river conditions.  Please follow the River Crossing Safety Guidelines.
Rho Creek Trail   
Riley Horse Campground Open to Visitor
Rim Rock Trail #487A   
Rimrock Trail #704   
Road 19 Trail #775B    06/01/2018:  Logged out.  Maintained 06/2017
Rock Creek OHV Open to Visitor #921 Trail in Rock Creek OhV Area is closed from the staging area to the 4830 road. This is for update trail maintenance and will closed until mid - summer. Consider using Post Point Staging Area or the 916 trail to gain other access.
Rock Creek Reservoir Campground Open to Visitor Open for the season, no services are provided - you must pack in/pack out.
Rock Creek Reservoir Day Use/Picnic Site Closed to Visitor Day Use Area is Closed to Protect Nesting Bald Eagles. The boat ramp will remain open for the launching of boats, however, vehicles will need to park in the overflow parking area to the south
Sahalie Falls Trail #667 C   
Salmon Butte Trail #791    Maintained 06/2017
Salmon River Trail #742   
Sandy River Trail #770   
School Canyon Trail #468   
Serene Lake Trail #512   
Shellrock Lake Trail #700   
Sherar Burn Road Trail   
Sherwood Campground Open to Visitor
Shining Lake Trail #510   
Skibowl Sno Park    For current conditions check http://www.mounthoodinfo.com
Skiway Sno Park    For current conditions check http://www.mounthoodinfo.com/
Skyline Road Sno Park   
Snow Bunny Sliding Area Sno Park    For current conditions check http://www.mounthoodinfo.com
Southshore Trail #529   
Spring Drive RV Campground Open to Visitor
Still Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Still Creek Road Trail   
Still Creek Trail #780    06/01/2018:   Logged out.  Maintained 06/2017
Summit Lake Campground Open to Visitor
Summit Trail #691    For current conditions check http://www.mounthoodinfo.com/
Summit- Winter Sports Area Open to Visitor For current conditions check http://www.mounthoodinfo.com/
Surveyor's Ridge Trail #688 Open to Visitor As of 5/26/2018 trail is maintained
Tamanawas Falls Trail #650 A Open to Visitor As of 5/10/2018 The trail has been logged out.
Tanner Creek Trail #431 Closed to Visitor Closed until further notice due to Eagle Creek Fire.
Tanner Cutoff Trail Closed to Visitor Closed until further notice due to Eagle Creek Fire.
Teacup Lake Sno Park   
The Cove (Timothy Lake) Day-Use Open to Visitor
Three Mile Trail #466   
Tilly Jane Campground Open to Visitor Cloud Cap Road is open. Tilly Jane campground can also be accessed via the Tilly Jane hiking trail.
Tilly Jane Trail #600A   
Timberline Lodge (Major Interpretive Site) Open to Visitor For current conditions, go to http://timberlinelodge.com/conditions
Timberline Lodge Trailheads    For current conditions, go to http://timberlinelodge.com/conditions
Timberline National Historic Trail #600    Timberline Trail is logged out in the summer one section at a time. In some areas the snow melts out very slowly. Review trail sections areas listed on this site page for more information or contact the Zigzag or Hood River Ranger District offices. 
Timberline to Town Trail #756    Avoid temporary trails around snow or mud as these cause resource damage to high alpine environments.
Timothy Lake Trail #528   
Tollgate Campground/Day-Use Open to Visitor
Top Spur Trail #785   
Trillium Lake Campground and Day Use Area Open to Visitor
Trillium Lake Loop Trail #761 Open to Visitor The boardwalks at Trillium Lake may be difficult for some people with mobility issues to navigate. Please use extra caution while crossing the boardwalks.
Trillium Sno Park    For current conditions check http://www.mounthoodinfo.com/
Trillium Winter Access Hill Trail    For current conditions check http://www.mounthoodinfo.com/
Twin Lakes Trail #573   
Tygh Creek Trail #460    Sections of this wilderness trail are maintained thanks to the help of the Back Country Horsemen of Oregon Columbia Gorge Chapter volunteers
Umbrella Falls Trail #667/Sahalie Falls Trail #667    As of 7/13/18 trail had been logged out
Underhill Trail #683   
Vista Ridge Trail #626    As of 7/22/2017 trail has been maintained.
Wahtum Lake Campground Open to Visitor Opens June 1 for the 2018 season.
Warren Lake Trail    Respect current closures on adjacent trails in Eagle Creek Fire closure area.
Welcome Lakes Trail #554   
West Lake Way Trail #556   
West Zigzag Trail #789   
Whetstone Trail #546   
White River BSA Sno Park   
White River East Sno-Park   
White River Station Campground Closed to Visitor
White River West Sno-Park   
Wyeth Trail #411    Partial closure in place as of 5/17/2018: Trail is closed in the Columbia River Gorge. Open on Mt. Hood from Mt. Defiance Trail to North Lake. For your safety please respect partial trail closure. Violators that enter closed areas are subject to citations and fines.
Yocum Ridge Trail #771   
Zig Zag Trail #678 Open to Visitor
Zigzag Mountain Trail #775   

Spotlights

Bagby Campground

Bagby Hot Springs Campground is situated along the Hot Springs fork of the Collawash River. The campground is set among towering Cedar and old growth Douglas Fir. The site is a wonderful base to experience Bagby Hot Springs and access wilderness trails in the Bull of the Woods Wilderness.

The Bagby Campground provides camping with picnic tables, firerings and vault toilets. Site capacity, like other campgrounds, is 6 people and 2 vehicles.

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