Mount Hood, the highest peak in Oregon at 11,250 feet (3430 meters), is the iconic volcano that lends its name to the Mt. Hood National Forest. The Forest of over a million acres is located approximately one hour east of Portland. The Forest provides extensive opportunities for year recreation including hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, bicycling, and snowmobiling in varied environments ranging from alpine to high desert.
Although parts of the Forest are remote, there are several towns including Government Camp and Hood River as well as the historic Timberline Lodge located at the 6000 ft (1800 m) level of Mt. Hood.