Best trails in Mount Hood National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon? AllTrails has 158 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 72 moderate trails in Mount Hood National Forest ranging from 0.9 to 102.1 miles and from 78 to 6,896 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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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.
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#1 - Ramona Falls Trail
Mount Hood National Forest
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 4 h 2 m
Please note that the bridge to the trailhead is currently closed which will add more miles to this hike. Please note: Access to trail may close seasonally. Please check with the park prior to your viShow more
#2 - Tamanawas Falls Trail
Mount Hood National Forest
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
A short hike into the waterfall. The falls itself is a large falls with a large dry cave behind the falls. Rocks can be very slippery when wet so make sure to watch your step. The dry cave makes for aShow more
#3 - Mirror Lake Loop Trail
Mount Hood National Forest
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 56 m
A mellow and easy forest hike or snowshoe a little over a mile west of Government Camp. This hike gets you to Mirror Lake and offers fantastic views of Mt. Hood.Show more
#4 - Timberline Trail Around Mount Hood
Mount Hood National Forest
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Length: 41.4 mi • Est. Multi-day
The incredible Timberline Trail, beginning at Timberline Lodge and circling the immense Mount Hood, is the backpacking trip of a lifetime. Covering about 40 miles, most people complete the trip in 4 dShow more
#5 - McNeil Point Trail
Mount Hood National Forest
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 4 h 19 m
The beginning of this hike explores a beautiful forest setting and is quite relaxing. In some areas you are walking through close-in brush. At higher elevations you will be above the tree line and theShow more
#6 - Memaloose and Clackamas Falls
Mount Hood National Forest
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 30 m
NOTE: The road for the trailhead is closed so, park across the river potentially at the abandoned weigh station about a quarter mile north-northwest on 224. Dogs are not allowed in the caves (to preveShow more
#7 - Bald Mountain from Lolo Pass Trail
Mount Hood National Forest
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 24 m
Bald Mountain from Lolo Pass Trail is a 6.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Rhododendron, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is priShow more
#8 - Umbrella Falls Trail
Mount Hood National Forest
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
Umbrella Falls Trail is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking andShow more
#9 - Burnt Lake Trail
Mount Hood National Forest
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 5 h 11 m
NOTE: due to COVID-19, the road 1825 is closed and gated at the Sandy River before McNeil Campground.. Possible to take trail to Lost Creek Falls, 2.5 miles from trailhead for 5 miles round trip. Show more
#10 - Salmon River Trail: Short Option
Mount Hood National Forest
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 4 h 12 m
Salmon River Trail: Short Option is a 7.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Rhododendron, Oregon that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of actiShow more
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