Best Bets for Fall

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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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Oregon Desert Trail Map

Oregon Desert Trail Map

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Western Meadowlark Dawn Chorus

Western Meadowlark Dawn Chorus

Best Bets for Fall

As the days cool down and our thoughts turn to cozy campfires and the first few flakes of snow, Oregon Desert Trail Coordinator Renee Patrick has rounded up a few best bets for experiencing Oregon’s high desert in fall 2018. Remember, Oregon’s high desert is a dynamic place, so, as always, check current conditions...

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Volunteer Opportunity: Multi-Sport Adventures on the Oregon Desert Trail

Help at the Oregon Desert Trail presentation at REI Volunteers will welcome attendees, share information about ONDA and the Oregon Desert Trail, engage new high desert supporters and sell retail merchandise.

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Multi-Sport Adventures on the Oregon Desert Trail

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. Come hear about how this project got started and we’ll dive into different options for “quiet recreation” on our public lands east of Bend. Space is...

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Get into the Fremont

We hear a common refrain from people when they get back from a trip in the Fremont:  “I wish I’d gone hiking in the Fremont years ago! If only I’d known about it!” If you’re not familiar with the wonders of the Fremont, please allow us to introduce you! Here are our best tips...

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10 Summer Adventures in Eastern Oregon

Escape the heat, or at least take your mind off the dog days of summer, with these 10 adventures found around Oregon’s high desert and along the Oregon Desert Trail (ODT). From festivals to star-gazing and bike riding, we have something for everyone to enjoy east of the Cascades.

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Oregon Desert Trail Adventures

Do you need inspiration for that next backpacking trip? Join the Oregon Natural Desert Association for an introduction to one of the newest long distance trails in the country: the Oregon Desert Trail. This 750 mile route traverses some stunning natural features in the high desert like the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, Steens...

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Oregon Desert Trail Presentation

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...

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Ten Springtime Adventures

Have the longer days and warmer temps led you to experience bouts of day-dreaming and window-gazing? Put that wanderlust to work! Plan on your trip to the desert, and get out there! With flowers blooming, birds migrating and roads drying out, spring is just about the best time to explore southeast Oregon. Here, we...

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Adventures on the Oregon Desert Trail

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...

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Oregon Desert Trail Adventures

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...

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