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Sarah Imholt

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Western Meadowlark Dawn Chorus

Western Meadowlark Dawn Chorus

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Connecting Trails

Connecting Trails

The Oregon Desert Trail ties into two National Recreation Trails: the Fremont National Recreation Trail and Desert Trail.

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The Last Darkness

The Last Darkness

Your membership in the Oregon Natural Desert Association supports critical conservation needs in Oregon’s high desert, including the development of the Oregon Desert Trail. In addition to protecting the places you love, you’ll receive a complimentary copy of the stunning Wild Desert Calendar. We will also send you our newsletter, Desert Ramblings, special event invites, give you access to our stewardship trips and provide occasional email updates.

Jeremy Fox

About the ODT

  An ONDA initiative since 2011, the 750-mile Oregon Desert Trail traverses some of the most spectacular natural areas of the state’s dry side, including Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, Steens Mountain, and the Owyhee Canyonlands. While we have surveyed every inch of the route in crafting the Oregon Desert Trail, it remains a...

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Renee Patrick

Community

Connect with other hikers, share your trip reports, explore the trail towns along the route, or plan to attend a future trail presentation. As we build our network of supporters and hikers, we would love to involve you as much as possible. Do you have a service you would like to offer hikers along...

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Renee Patrick

Plan A Trip

  To make planning easier, ONDA divided the full 750-mile trail route into four regions and a total of 25 sections of 20 to 40 miles each, all of varying difficulty. Be advised! It is critical to read the guide descriptions in detail and seriously consider any notes on water scarcity or challenging terrain...

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