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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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A small forested island in a lake.

Hike of the Month: South Waldo Shelter Hike

By John Sparks, Volunteer, Trailkeepers of Oregon

Distance: 3.3 miles / Elevation gain: 35 feet

One of Oregon’s largest natural lakes, Waldo Lake is also considered one of the purest lakes in the world, with water so clear that it’s possible to see over a hundred feet into its depths. […]

Ten workers in hardhats posing between the cut sections of a thick log across a trail.

Want to Be a Crosscut Sawyer with TKO?

By Guy Hamblen, Crew Leader, Trailkeepers of Oregon

The art of using a crosscut saw is reawakening, especially among trail maintenance groups working in US Forest Service wilderness areas where chainsaws are not allowed.


A shallow lake with conifers in the background and water lily leaves on the surface.

Three Mountain Lakes for Young Hikers

By John Sparks, Volunteer, Trailkeepers of Oregon

It’s often a challenge to find a very short but interesting destination for young children around three to seven years old.


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