Welcome to the Mt. Hood National Forest

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Camping
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Hiking
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Maps
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Passes
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Plan a Visit
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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 sixty miles of forested mountains, lakes and streams to Olallie Scenic Area, a high lake basin under the slopes of Mt. Jefferson. Learn more.

Features

Winter Sports

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Winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding are some of the most popular recreation opportunities on Mt. Hood National Forest. Six commercial winter recreation areas at Mt Hood National Forest offer multiple opportunities for fun in the snow for all ages.


Wilderness Stewardship Program

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The Mt. Hood National Forest’s Wilderness Stewardship Program began with the development of the Wilderness Protection Plan. Learn more about how to become a Wilderness Steward!

Spotlights

Mt. Hood Wild & Scenic Rivers Planning Process

Clackamas River Ramp

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

Story Map: A New Way to Tell the Story of a Landscape

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We are in the process of developing a proposed action to address needs and opportunities in the North Fork Clackamas River subwatershed. Learn more with this interactive story map.




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