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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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Birds standing in a marsh with a ridge in the background.

What Is Hiking? Hiking Is Connecting with Nature

By Cheryl Hill, Board Member, Trailkeepers of Oregon

After a week of sitting inside at my desk job I need time out on the trail. I hike for fresh air, hearing birds sing, smelling the forest, viewing sweeping vistas and colorful wildflowers.


A large bird with dark-blue feathers and an orange beak and a horizontal black band across its head stands with wings furled on a grassy shore above stagnant water.

Photo Feature: Great Blue Heron

By Megan Zabel Holmes, Board Member, Trailkeepers of Oregon

I couldn’t believe my luck when, the first time I left the house with my new telephoto lens, I stumbled upon this great blue heron at Orenco Woods Nature Park.


A view down into a river canyon

Hike of the Month: The Lost Corral in Cottonwood Canyon

By John Sparks, Board Member, Trailkeepers of Oregon

Distance: 10.1 miles / Elevation gain: 75 feet

In 8,000-acre Cottonwood Canyon State Park, Oregon’s second-largest state park, a jeep track travels along the side of the John Day River to access a cattle corral nestled under a cliff of columnar basalt.


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