US Forest Service, Zigzag Ranger District

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The Mt. Hood National Forest is located twenty miles east of the greater Portland area 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.  There are 20 campgrounds on the Zigzag Ranger District closest to the mountain.

  Alpine Campground

  Meditation Point (Timothy Lake) Campground

  Camp Creek Campground

  North Arm (Timothy Lake) Campground

  Clackamas Lake Campground

  Oak Fork (Timothy Lake) Campground

  Gone Creek (Timothy Lake) Campground

  Pine Point Campground

  Green Canyon Campground

  Riley Horse Campground

  Hoodview (Timothy Lake) Campground

  Still Creek Campground

  Joe Graham Horse Camp

  Summit Lake Campground

  Little Crater Lake Campground

  The Cove (Timothy Lake) Day-Use

  Lost Creek Campground/Day Use

  Tollgate Campground/Day-Use

  McNeil Campground

  Trillium Lake Campground and Day Use Area

There are over 1000 miles of trails on the Mt. Hood National Forest.  The best way to narrow down your choices is to check out REI sponsored, a free mobile friendly trail guide with maps, directions, photos, descriptions and googlemap like tracking while you hike. Once you register on the site and select and download your hiking area, it will keep trail data in your phone even without cell phone coverage.  Another option is to find trails on the Mt. Hood National Forest website and scroll down to the Zigzag District where most of the trails closest to the mountain are listed.

70220 E Highway 26. Zigzag, Oregon 97049