The Mt. Hood National Forest is located in the north center part of Oregon.
Where is this Forest?

 

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Winter Activities on the Mt. Hood National Forest

Special Event:

Full moon snowshoe programs at Timberline Lodge.  These programs run on the following days: Monday December 16th, Wednesday January 15th, Thursday February 14th, Sunday March 16th. Start time’s vary due to day length.  Please contact Neal Fair at 503-622-2033 for up to date start times.

Fridays:

USFS Ranger Led Tour of Timberline Lodge at 11, 1, and 2.

USFS Snowshoe Tour at Timberline Lodge.  Meets at 12-Noon outside of the Wy’East Day lodge in front of the ticketing windows.

Saturdays:

USFS Ranger Led Tour of Timberline Lodge at 11, 1, and 2.  Meets at the USFS desk inside Timberline Lodge.

 

USFS Ranger Led Ski Tour of Timberline Ski Area at 12-noon.  Meet in front of the ticketing window at the Wy’East Day Lodge.  These programs are intended for intermediate or better skiers and snowboarders, are about an hour in duration, and provide those in attendance a more intimate look at the alpine and sub-alpine environments of the ski area, and lift tickets are required.

               

USFS Ranger Led Snowshoe Tour of Government Camp (along the Crosstown trail) at 10 AM.  Meets in front of the Mt. Hood Cultural Museum in Government Camp.

 

Sundays:

USFS Ranger Led Tour of Timberline Lodge at 11, 1, and 2.

 

USFS Ranger Led Ski Tour of Mt. Hood SkiBowl Ski Area at 12-noon. Meet outside the Outback Lodge at SkiBowl West. These programs are intended for intermediate or better skiers and snowboarders, are about an hour in duration, and provide those in attendance a more intimate look at the alpine and sub-alpine environments of the ski area, and lift tickets are required.

               

USFS Ranger Led Snowshoe Tour of Trillium Lake at 12-noon.  Meets at the Trillium Lake Sno*Park (Sno*Park passes are required to park at the trailhead).

 

 

 

Climate Change, Sustainability, and Reducing Impact to the Environment

Mt. Hood National Forest is providing the following information to its employees in order to increase our employees' basic literacy on climate change, sustainability, and reducing one's impact to the environment.  Interested members of the public are also invited to peruse the information presented.  Link to more information

Passport to the Forest

Educators are invited to participate in a mobile conservation education program offered by personnel of the Zigzag Ranger District of Mt. Hood National Forest.

The program is run by volunteers, call for availability. Currently, lesson plans are designed for 2nd to 7th graders and focus on four main subject areas: Botany, Hydrology/Fisheries, Wildlife, and Geology. We bring the program to you so budgets can be stretched by keeping costs of field trips and buses down.

For more information, please click on the links below.

Please contact Neal Fair at 503-622-2033, email:   fnfair@fs.fed.us if you have questions, suggestions, or would like to participate.

Learn More About Mt. Hood National Forest by Going on a Hike, or Tour

The interpretation and Conservation Education Program of Zigzag Ranger District, Mt. Hood National Forest offers several tours, hikes, walks, or other opportunities focused on learning more about nature, history, and culture of the area. In the past, a number of great summer activities have been provided including:

  • Timberline Lodge Tours
  • Government Camp Historic Walks
  • Trillium Lake Nature Walks
  • Ranger Talks

Learn how animals in the forest react when forest firest start and what you can do to help avoid unnatural wildfires by following Cedar Squirrel and his friends while drawing in our coloring book:

Fire Prevention Coloring Book