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Adventures on the Oregon Desert Trail

Ashland Library 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, OR

Hiking season is right around the corner! One of the best times to hike along the Oregon Desert Trail or in other desert environments is the late spring. Come to the Gresham Room at the Ashland Library to get some helpful tips for maximizing the miles and enjoyment on your next desert hike, and learn […]

Oregon Desert Trail Presentation

Baker County Library 2400 Resort Street, Baker City

Do you need inspiration for that next backpacking, biking, rafting or horseback riding trip? The 750 mile Oregon Desert Trail traverses some stunning natural features in the high desert like the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, Steens Mountain, and the Owyhee Canyonlands through a mixture of cross country travel, trail and two-track roads. Trail Coordinator […]

Oregon Desert Trail Adventures

The Gear Fix 550 SW Industrial Way, Ste 183, Bend, OR

Did you know the Oregon Desert Trail is 750 miles AND multi-sport? There are sections you can hike, bike, paddle, horseback ride, and even ski in the winter (maybe not this year...snow required!) Come hear about how this project got started and we'll dive into different options for "quiet recreation" on our public lands east […]

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Badlands Wilderness Trail Work

Oregon Badlands Wilderness Oregon Badlands Wilderness, OR

Celebrate National Trails Day in the Badlands Wilderness with some trail work.

Little Blitzen Gorge Trail Work

Little Blitzen Gorge Trail South Steens Campground, OR

Little Blitzen Gorge Trail maintenance opportunity in the Steens Mountain.

The Oregon Desert Trail

Harney County Chamber of Commerce 484 N Broadway Ave,, Burns

Join the Oregon Desert Trail Coordinator Renee Patrick for an introduction to a long-distance adventure in Harney County. This 750-mile route traverses some stunning natural features in the high desert like the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge and Steens Mountain, and can be explored on foot, horseback, boat or even skis in the winter. Building […]

Desert Hiking Tips & Trips

This is part of our High Desert Academy digital event series. Do you have concerns about water, navigation, camping, animals, desert driving and more? We’ll answer your questions and offer ideas for your next adventure in Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands and beyond. Join ONDA's Program Coordinator Renee Patrick for this live-streaming event from the comfort of […]

Multi-Sport Adventures on the Oregon Desert Trail

This is part of our High Desert Academy digital event series. The Oregon Desert Trail is not just made for hiking. Did you know there are sections that you can bike, paddle, horseback ride, and even ski in the winter? Join us as we dive into different options for “quiet recreation” on the public lands […]

Boots, Bikes and Boats in Eastern Oregon

This is part of our High Desert Academy digital event series. Go east on this virtual tour for a new desert adventure and a sense of solitude. You’ll learn about recreation and conservation opportunities in and around the Steens Mountain Wilderness, Fremont-Winema National Forest and the John Day River Basin. Join ONDA's Program Coordinator Renee […]

Minimizing Risk, Maximizing Reward – How to Recreate Safely in Oregon’s High Desert

The recording of this event is available on ONDA's YouTube channel.  Would you know what to do if you were injured while exploring the desert? In April 2019, Oregon Desert Trail thru-hiker Stacy Boone sustained a debilitating injury in the Owyhee region. In the summer of that same year, long-distance biker Tomas Quinones came to […]