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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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Three men wearing hardhats with tools in hand, bending over logs.

Turnpikes on Trails

By Elaine Keavney, Board Member, Trailkeepers of Oregon

A trail crossing a wet, boggy area with poor drainage often becomes a problem.


A hillside of jumbled rock with a snowy volcanic peak in the distance.

Four Hikes in Search of Sasquatch

By John Sparks, Volunteer, Trailkeepers of Oregon

While both Native Americans and early settlers told stories about “wild hairy men” living in the woods, the modern Bigfoot myth really gathered steam in 1924, when a group of miners at Ape Canyon on Mount St. Helens reported a “battle” with a group of rock-throwing ape men.


A rocky gorge with a small waterfall beneath clouds tinged pink by a setting sun.

Hike of the Month: Punchbowl Falls (Hood River)

By John Sparks, Volunteer, Trailkeepers of Oregon

Distance: 1.5 miles / Elevation gain: 190 feet


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