Mount Hood National Forest


Mount Hood stands at about 11,200 feet, a year-round destination for hiking, downhill and cross-country skiing, mountain biking, snowmobiling, and backcountry adventure. There are over 30 trails ranging in length and difficulty level, and 189,200 acres of Wilderness Area dispersed throughout. Campgrounds are available and hunting is permitted in-season. Rivers and streams offer canoeing and windsurfing while whitewaters abound through the 60 miles of Columbia River Gorge. In the Mount Hood Ski Area, you'll find Timberline Lodge high up the mountain. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the lodge was built in 1933. Its log construction and handmade furnishings make a cozy stop-off for skiers. It's also where the U.S. Ski Team trains. Today, intrepid mountaineers still take on the summit's challenge. This extremely dangerous climb requires prior research and experience. When gauging the best time to climb Mount Hood, take into account snow conditions, chance of rockfall, and the state of bergschrund. A bergschrund -- a glacier torn away from the rocks above it -- posseses the potential to cause serious problems for climbers. The best time to climb is usually early June. The forest is open year-round; campgrounds are open only from April 15 to October 15.


16400 Champion Way
Sandy, OR 97055


45.34033000, -121.93128000
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(503) 668-1700

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