A great way to prepare for a hike along the Oregon Desert Trail, or to get an idea of what hiking a route is all about, is to read some hiker blogs and get different perspectives of the trail experience. If you have a blog you would like to share, please send us the link, and we’ll get it posted.
Did you complete the entire Oregon Desert Trail? Thru-hikers and section hikers who hike all 750 miles of the route (or a continuous path from the Western to Eastern termini) earn this ODT patch. Send us an email with your start & finish dates, and photos from the termini if you have them, and we’ll send you a patch!
If you spent time on the Oregon Desert Trail we’d love to hear from you by completing this survey. Anything from a day hike to a thru-hike of the 750-mile route qualifies, and we don’t want to just hear from hikers! If you biked, paddled, skied, ran, or walked any or all of the route please take a few minutes to give us your feedback and suggestions so we can further refine the route and resources available.
Congratulations on completing the entire Oregon Desert Trail!
Sage Clegg – 2013
Travis “D=rt” Anderson – 2014
Brian “Tomato” Boshart – 2014
Shane “The Rev” Von Schlemp – 2014
Bob “Huck Finn” Jessee – 2015
Christof Tuescher – 2016
Mary “Fireweed” Kwart – 2016
Nikki “Willow” Long – 2016
Adrian MacDonald – 2016
Renee “She-ra” Patrick – 2016
Alex “Dayhiker” Bosh – 2017
Kat Hampton – 2017
Heather “Anish” Anderson – 2017
Adam “Pistachio” Lint – 2017
Miguel “VirGo” Aguilar – 2017
Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva – 2017
Vernon Winters & dog Ari – 2018
Logan “Cargo” Boyles – 2018
Danny “Caribou” Aarchibald- 2018
Rory Gravelle – 2018
Brian Tripp – 2018
Ras & Kathy Vaughan – 2018 (Ras and Kathy hiked from Three Forks to Bend, but they also hiked a new connection route from the Idaho Centennial Trail to the Oregon Desert Trail at 3 Forks, so we think that’s worthy of recognition!)
Whitney “Allgood” LaRuffa – 2018
Katie “Salty” Gerber – 2018
Katlyn “Swept Away” Pickett – 2018
Arno Schuster – 2019
Joe Alonso – 2019
Kate “Drop N Roll” Hoch – 2019
A trail register records the comings and goings of trail users, and are typically notebooks housed in areas of high traffic for a hiker along a trail or route (post office, grocery store, hotel). They are very helpful for a number of reasons: communication between hikers, recording visitor information and use, passing on information about current hazards or trail conditions, and to aid in search and rescue efforts.
Please sign into trail registers at the following locations:
- Paisley: Paisley Mercantile, ask for it at the register
- Lakeview: Tall Town Bike & Camp
- Plush: In-house register at Hart Mountain Store
- Hart Mountain Refuge: In-house register at the visitors center
- Frenchglen: In-house register at Frenchglen Hotel
- Fields: In-house register at Fields Station
ONLINE TRAIL REGISTER
Fill out the form below and get yourself added to the online register on the bottom of this page. Why fill out the online register? If you have hiking plans along the ODT, are looking for a trail partner, or if you’re a trail angel or have other announcements and you want to get the word out, consider signing the register.
Even if your plans are only vague and tentative, we encourage you to sign the register for the purpose of building momentum within the trail community.
Show your support of the Oregon Desert Trail with a sticker, poster, or patch. Shop here