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
We host a variety of Oregon Desert Trail related events around the state each year. Visit our events page for all future happenings with the Oregon Natural Desert Association and the ODT.
Are you interested in hosting an Oregon Desert Trail presentation? Contact Trail Coordinator Renee Patrick for more information.
Show your support of the Oregon Desert Trail with a sticker, poster, or patch. Shop here