Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva, ODT thru-hiker 2017

“To me, it’s a thru-hike in an isolated place that promotes a conversation in land management, ethics and usage. Hiking across a vast and remote landscape and having a random and chance encounter with cowboys and hunters to discuss how ‘all of us’ should treat the land, how we all have a responsibility, no...

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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

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Oregon Desert Trail

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Heather “Anish” Anderson on the Oregon Desert Trail

Join ONDA at Footzone in Bend on Monday, November 27 to hear about Heather's three-week thru-hike on the Oregon Desert Trail this spring, the trip she calls the "hardest route I've ever done!"

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Water Cache Guidelines

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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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Media

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Trail Towns

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