Did you know that Trailkeepers of Oregon hosts and maintains the popular OregonHikers.org website? Oregon Hikers is the most comprehensive source for hiking information on trails in Oregon and receives millions of visitors a month during peak hiking season. This resource was built by and for the Oregon hiking community. TKO can trace its roots as a budding trail nonprofit all the way back to threads on the Oregon Hiker’s forum! This grassroots method of building community is still at the heart of everything TKO does.

TKO is invested in making sure OregonHikers.org is a resource for the trails community for many decades to come. If you use the field guide to help inform your adventures consider giving back to this resource and making a gift to TKO today!

We are sweetening the deal for those who give back to Oregon’s trails this month.

Thanks to our friends at Pickathon, we’ve got a few sets of weekend passes to give away, and the more you donate the more chances you have to win!

Over the month of April, if you give $250 or more in total donations to TKO, you will also be entered to win a Pickathon VIP Backstage weekend pass.

Each week in April, we will host a new raffle for another pair of weekend passes, so if you dont win one week, you can always enter again!

Accessibility For Oregon Hikers

This summer, the TKO Communications Committee is excited to begin work on a pilot project to add accessibility information to some of the most popular hikes on OregonHikers.org. The 2022 Trailkeepers Leadership Summit keynote and field session was a collaboration with Access Recreation to train TKO leadership on accessibility issues, data collection and problem solving. Our volunteers are eager to put these skills to use!

This pilot program will train and deploy TKO Trail Ambassador volunteers to go out and gather data on the top 10 most visited trails on the OregonHikers.org field guide. By providing this data for the first time on the site, folks with various accessibility needs will have access to the information they need to make decisions about what trails are a good fit for their personal adventure style.

This project is new to TKO and volunteers need equipment and training supplies. You can help them out by giving today!

Support the Oregon Hikers Accessibility Project!

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Wilderness Volunteers Help Mount Hood Trails

The summit of Mount Hood rises up from behind a foreground of green trees.

Wilderness trails in the Mt Hood National Forest see millions of visitors each year.

by Loren Payne

Opportunities to serve Oregon’s trails with Trailkeepers of Oregon are as diverse as our volunteers’ interests. This year, TKO launched a new Wilderness Ambassador volunteer program in collaboration with the US Forest Service to further our mission of stewardship and advocacy for Oregon’s trails. These wilderness volunteers use their knowledge of Leave No Trace, trail stewardship, and hiking etiquette to help everyone have a better experience on the trails in the beloved Mt. Hood Wilderness. 


Your First Trail Party

by Ginny Sorensen

Want to add trail volunteer to your many talents, but curious to know what you’re getting yourself into before you sign up? You’ve come to the right place! Read on for some helpful info on what to expect during your first trail party, as well as some tips from fellow first-time Trailkeepers.


Following a ‘Raindrop to Sea’ – Building New Trail for Oregon Youth at Westwind

A view of the ocean from the knoll at Camp Westwind. A rainbow crosses the right side.

To the south of the jutting Cascade Headland and nestled against the Salmon River, Camp Westwind makes up part of the 102,110 acre Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve. Originally dedicated in 1976 by the United Nations (UNESCO), such reserves serve to attain quality education for all, mobilize knowledge for sustainable development, and build an inclusive knowledge society. 


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