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Oregon’s trails need upkeep and care. That’s where we come in.

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Almost all of today’s hiking trails were built more than 80 years ago.

Almost all of them are currently maintained by volunteers.

Explosive trail use and a lack of funding for trail maintenance is a real threat to our favorite trails.

In 2007, a group of concerned hikers founded Trailkeepers of Oregon. Our work takes the form of trail maintenance projects and advocacy work to restore proper funding to a resource so beneficial and beloved by Oregonians.

Backed by the generosity of hundreds of donors and volunteers, Trailkeepers of Oregon is committed to making sure everyone has access to Oregon’s most special places for years to come.

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OregonHikers.org Forum is an online community dedicated to hiking and exploring the outdoors in Oregon and southwest Washington. With more than 7,000 registered members, you’ll find new trip reports posted in our discussion forums daily. The Field Guide is the ultimate hiking resource – thoughtfully written by our community of hikers, the details will get you there and ensure you enjoy every meandering turn in the trail.

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Two men dressed in early 19 th century work clothes, one sitting with a candle mold and the other one standing where buckets hang over a fire, demonstrate candle making.

Hike of the Month: Fort to Sea Trail

by John Sparks, Newsletter Editor, Trailkeepers of Oregon

Distance: 12.9 miles
Elevation gain: 505 feet

The National Park Service’s Fort to Sea Trail, accessible at all times of the year, follows a route that members of Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery might have taken in order to commute to the Pacific Ocean. […]

A stream tumbles down through mossy boulders below a fern-covered hillside.

Three Hikes in the Tillamook State Forest

by John Sparks, Newsletter Editor, Trailkeepers of Oregon

Keep an eye on snow levels, but winter is a great time to go exploring in the Coast Range. […]

Four boys sitting on a hill overlooking a campground next to a muddy river, with a treeless slope across the river.

Teaching a Scout Troop Basic Trail Restoration Skills

by Glen Hess, Crew Leader, Trailkeepers of Oregon

On an April 2019 weekend, Chris Guntermann and I led a Boy Scouts of America troop on a camping and trail restoration trip in Cottonwood Canyon State Park. […]

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