The Mount Hood National Forest is 62 miles (100 km) east of the city of Portland, Oregon, and the northern Willamette River valley. The Forest extends south from the Columbia River Gorge across more than 60 miles (97 km) of forested mountains, lakes and streams to the Olallie Scenic Area, a high lake basin under the slopes of Mount Jefferson. The Forest includes and is named after Mount Hood, a stratovolcano. The Forest encompasses some 1,067,043 acres (4,318.17 km2). Forest headquarters are located in Sandy, Oregon. A 1993 Forest Service study estimated that the extent of old growth in the Forest was 345,300 acres (139,700 ha). The Forest is divided into four separate districts - Barlow (with offices in Dufur), Clackamas River (Estacada), Hood River (Mount Hood-Parkdale), and Zigzag (Zigzag).Using our online itinerary creator, Timberline Lodge attractions like Mt. Hood National Forest can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
In descending order of land area the National Forest is located in parts of Clackamas, Hood River, Wasco, Multnomah, Marion, and Jefferson counties.
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I can't even believe how good the day was and how beautiful the lighting was. We started at around 3.45 PM and it took us 1 hour 10 mins to go to the top. The elevation gain is pretty steady... more »
My husband and I drove through Mount Hood National Forest. It's a beautiful, serene area to drive through. If you are ever in Oregon, the drive here is definitely recommended. more »
One of the most beautiful places I've ever been to. The hike up the mountain was exciting and the views were amazing. We were planning to go to St. Helen's but it ended up being too far from where we were. Glad we didnt since about halfway up the hike cleared up to a beautiful field of floors with a great view of the mountain and its surroundings
It took one hour up and 45 minutes driving down. No water supply, rocky and narrow road to the top. Four wheel drive highly encouraged. Self help to pay fees posted.
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