About this place
The Fremont National Forest offers a setting of classic Western beauty derived from the land’s volcanic legacy. The ecosystem ranges from towering snow-capped peaks to wide-open sage basins. The Fremont National Recreation Trail (Fremont NRT) traverses most of the length of the forest from north to south and was designated as a National Recreation Trail in 1979.
Two long-distance routes tie into the Fremont NRT: the Oregon Desert Trail and the Oregon Timber Trail. These challenging trails are helping to introduce Oregonians to the drier side of the Cascade Range through immersive hiking and biking experiences. Equestrian groups played a pivotal role in designing, building and maintaining the trail, and even skiers and snowshoers can find fun adventures in this high desert forest when the snow starts to fall.