Mount Hood National Forest Guide

Mount Hood is a glacier-capped, dormant volcano located 70 miles east of Portland, OR. With numerous alpine lakes, hundreds of ski trails, and the grand 1930s-era Timberline Lodge, this is an accessible paradise for outdoor adventure. Countless trails are found throughout Mount Hood National Forest, which encompasses more than 1,000,000 acres. Ranging from easy nature walks to multi-day wilderness journeys, hiking is one of the top attractions here. When snow covers the ground, visitors can choose from downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, or tubing. Because this national forest also includes a portion of the Oregon Trail, it's a great place to learn about the state's history as well as appreciate its natural beauty.

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Mount Hood National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Mount Hood National Forest

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How to get to Mount Hood National Forest

Address: Zigzag Ranger District Headquarters 70220 E. Highway 26, Zigzag, OR 97049

Fee: Entry fee Additional fees may be associated with activities within the park.

Mount Hood National Forest is a four-season destination that caters to skiers and snowboarders in the winter and hikers in the summer. With dozens of campgrounds available, an RV trip is a great way to explore this national forest. If you do not own an RV, you can rent one via RVshare in a city close to the national forest.