Picture perfect all year long
Mount Hood National Forest is in Oregon, east of Portland and south of the Columbia River Gorge. Mount Hood, a dormant supervolcano capped by glaciers, is the centerpiece of the million acres of the national forest. The area has activities for all seasons. Scenery in the national forest range from alpine lakes, waterfalls, hot springs, and glaciers to wildlife and alpine wildflowers. In winter, it's the snow that draws the crowds to the slopes. In summer, the evergreen landscape of Mount Hood National Forest offers, includes hiking trails, climbing opportunities, and campgrounds.
Two popular hiking trails are the Timberline Trail which circles the peak, passing waterfalls, creeks and meadows. Barlow Road, once part of the Oregon Trail, goes around the southern slope near the village of Government Camp.