Feet of Trail Maintained in 2018


Stewardship Events in 2018


Volunteers in 2018


In Kind Value of Volunteer Time

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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Two pointed basalt pinnacles, one of them partially obscured by a tree.

Hike of the Month: Herman Creek Pinnacles

By John Sparks, Volunteer, Trailkeepers of Oregon

Distance: 4.6 miles
Elevation gain: 1,305 feet

The short Herman Creek Pinnacles Hike takes you to a scattering of large chunks of basalt that slid off the south side of the Gorge in an ancient landslide. […]

A white lighthouse with a red roof.

Hiking Oregon’s Lighthouses

By John Sparks, Volunteer, Trailkeepers of Oregon

Oregon’s 12 lighthouses range from the Warrior Rock Light on Sauvie Island in the Columbia River to the Pelican Bay Lighthouse at Brookings. […]

A man with leather gloves on his hands feels the teeth of a long sawblade.

Crew Leader Interview: The Keavney Team

By Michael McDowell, Newsletter Editor, Trailkeepers of Oregon

On November 4, 2019, John Sparks and Michael McDowell interviewed longtime TKO trail crew leaders Elaine and Pat Keavney at their home on a hillside outside Oregon City. […]

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