Home to old-growth forests and destination for outdoor-enthusiasts, Mount Hood National Forest begins just twenty miles east of Portland. The park extends across mountains covered in dense forest, across glittering lakes and flowing streams, and terminates at the base of Mount Jefferson where Olallie Lake sits, placid and clear. The Pacific Crest Trail enters the park on the side of Mount Hood and the mountain is also a well-loved spot for mountain climbers. Eight wilderness areas within the national park protect the region’s delicate ecosystem. While the landscape features hardy trees and rocky terrain, the balance of life is ever fragile and conservation efforts in the region are a boon to furry creatures and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Once you have arrived, you won’t want to stray far from Mount Hood National Park, so book one of these unique rentals nestled in Oregon’s wilds.