Looking for a great trail in Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon? AllTrails has 156 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 70 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!

hiking

views

forest

dogs on leash

nature trips

wild flowers

wildlife

bird watching

walking

running

lake

camping

river

snowshoeing

backpacking

kid friendly

mountain biking

waterfall

dog friendly

fishing

cross country skiing

skiing

rock climbing

horseback riding

partially paved

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.

hiking
snow
1 day ago

Probably my favorite place I’ve snowshoed. Absolutely breathtaking. The trail is beautiful, but you’re also able to just walk along the river the entire time. The beginning of the park is perfect for kids or sledding with mild hills and lots of room. Only a handful of people there on a Tuesday. And no one else on the trail when I went. Roads were completely clear getting there, and the park itself is just a little slushy.

snowshoeing
no shade
snow
1 day ago

I loved this hike. I got out before lunch and was the only person on trail until the end of my return. Beautiful white blanket of snow. The start has a lot of area for snow sledding if you have children and don’t want to hike. The stead climb is reasonable

hiking
muddy
rocky
snow
2 days ago

I loved this loop! Once you get past Angel’s Rest there is basically no one up there. There's a path to the right before you get to the Angel's rest summit that brings you up to Devil's Rest and then a trail on the right before the Devils Rest summit that starts the loop back around. I just followed the map from there (they have signs/maps posted that are easy tomdigure out). It took me 4.5 hours with all of the snow and it was a bit more effort then I was expecting (should have brought more food!), but I loved it. Having some snow gaiters and yak traks probably would have been helpful, but I did just fine with my trail runners. My gps said it was just under 12 miles and 3100 ft of elevation starting at the main Angel’s Rest parking area. The views were spectacular and the ever changing trail ie mud, snow, dirt, rocks, sections of stream, change in elevation, etc kept things interesting. I'd love to come back and do this loop in the spring and summer!

snowshoeing
snow
2 days ago

It’s steep at the end, so be ready! The snow was beautiful. We didn’t quite make it to the end end, but instead followed someone else’s path to a gorgeous lookout. We were maybe 0.1 miles off or so.

on Mirror Lake Loop Trail

snowshoeing
snow
2 days ago

Fun trail, some steep parts. Didn’t necessarily need snowshoes but they helped.

snowshoeing
snow
2 days ago

A great hike although it takes a second to get out of ear shot from the highway. There is some up hill hiking but easy for snowshoeing since this trail is used a lot. There were a lot of people with there pets and everyone was well mannered. Definitely a trail to do if you were looking to bring your dog (make sure there paws are adapted). The view of Mt. Hood is amazing but will be difficult to see with low clouds.

I didn’t use snowshoes on the trail up to either lake, the trail is very well compacted and at least 2ft wife. When you come to the first lake definitely go off this trail to view it. It’s completely frozen over and you’re able to walk on it. On the loop back after you pass both lakes I ended up putting on my snowshoes because I’d sink like every couple feet, but doable if you don’t have snowshoes if you’re determined. Both lakes were beautiful and frozen. The higher one had less people and the lower one had campsites that you could eat lunch at or stay overnight if you’d like. The incline is very gradual throughout the trail. Would highly recommend. Roads coming up were completely clear

snowshoeing
snow
2 days ago

I loved it. You can pretty much go as far as you want. Tried connecting to the pacific crest trail from here, but my dog didn’t want to go on such a steep snow climb. We doubled back and took a nice hike along the ridge. Will be back to go farther

bridge out
snow
3 days ago

Best with snowshoes or cross country skis. Our group didnt get across the river as gate closure meant adding 2 extra mile hike in to get to the trailhead and we went with only hiking boots. Still passable with only boots but just tougher. Others who started earlier were able to get across the river and make it to the falls and back. Recommend starting early with the added distance.

hiking
snow
3 days ago

Great hike, parking lot was very busy mid-day but we managed to wait for a spot. Crampons are really useful in spots but it’s all packed snow, not too icy. Beautiful winter hiking.

snowshoeing
3 days ago

Great trail for all levels of snowshoer. Several loop options. We only went to Lower Lake, walked around it, and retuned. Most people were wearing snowshoes, but a few were just in hiking boots. Trail is packed down enough to make it hikeable without snowshoes but be careful stepping off trail.

snowshoeing
snow
3 days ago

I've stayed away from Trillium Lake for years due to the crowds. Today I went up early and it didn't matter as the parking lot was already half full. When we left, cars were parked all the way out in Hwy 26. It was pretty but just way too many people. This is the Disneyland of trails.

Awesome!! Practical tips: Shoes spikes recommended, Restroom was locked, and traffic going into on 26, traffic lines at 8am well after Sandy. Go early as possible.

snowshoeing
3 days ago

this was a snowshoeing adventure that took me to sahale falls. if you look at my recording its closer to the sahale falls trail entry. three stars because the directions and map i received at the alpine center ended up not being as straightforward for me as i’d like! still curious about umbrella falls. it was beautiful, but a lot of people at the beginning.

on White River Trail

hiking
snow
3 days ago

Fantastic view at the end! Worth making it all the way!

hiking
snow
3 days ago

over tracked but good. stay lower for better snow

The snowy path is well trodden. NO SNOWSHOES REQUIRED. Great trail. Lots of friendly dog friends for my puppy.

With current snow conditions this trail head is unreachable

Single file, narrow trail.

muddy and slippery but absolutely doable!!!

Great trail. A little muddy but the waterfalls are worth it.

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