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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.

Owned and managed by TKO Forum & Field Guide 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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A pine tree shading a hiking trail which drops off steeply into a valley.

Hike of the Month: South Fork Walla Walla River

By John Sparks, Volunteer, Trailkeepers of Oregon

Distance: up to 10.6 miles / Elevation gain: up to 2,405 feet

For an early summer excursion in Oregon’s northern Blue Mountains, try the well-graded Rough Fork Trail, which descends 1,800 feet in three and a half miles to join the 18.5-mile South Fork Walla Walla River Trail in the middle of its secluded canyon.


Red blossoming flowers along a trail beside a hiker against a backdrop of burned tree trunks.

Hiking the Multnomah-Wahkeena Waterfall Loop

By Maegan Jossy, Board Member, Trailkeepers of Oregon

Hikers have once again been enjoying the classic five-mile Multnomah-Wahkeena waterfall loop trail in the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area, which reopened at the end of May. […]

A young girl in a green hardhat holds up an ivy leaf.

Onward and Upward with TKO Stewardship

By Kim Kovacs, Volunteer, Trailkeepers of Oregon

Trailkeepers of Oregon has begun 2019 on a record track, despite the cancellation of a number of work parties in February.


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