Did you know that Trailkeepers of Oregon hosts and maintains the popular OregonHikers.org website? Oregon Hikers is the most comprehensive source for hiking information on trails in Oregon and receives millions of visitors a month during peak hiking season. This resource was built by and for the Oregon hiking community. TKO can trace its roots as a budding trail nonprofit all the way back to threads on the Oregon Hiker’s forum! This grassroots method of building community is still at the heart of everything TKO does.

TKO is invested in making sure OregonHikers.org is a resource for the trails community for many decades to come. If you use the field guide to help inform your adventures consider giving back to this resource and making a gift to TKO today!

We are sweetening the deal for those who give back to Oregon’s trails this month.

Thanks to our friends at Pickathon, we’ve got a few sets of weekend passes to give away, and the more you donate the more chances you have to win!

Over the month of April, if you give $250 or more in total donations to TKO, you will also be entered to win a Pickathon VIP Backstage weekend pass.

Each week in April, we will host a new raffle for another pair of weekend passes, so if you dont win one week, you can always enter again!

Accessibility For Oregon Hikers

This summer, the TKO Communications Committee is excited to begin work on a pilot project to add accessibility information to some of the most popular hikes on OregonHikers.org. The 2022 Trailkeepers Leadership Summit keynote and field session was a collaboration with Access Recreation to train TKO leadership on accessibility issues, data collection and problem solving. Our volunteers are eager to put these skills to use!

This pilot program will train and deploy TKO Trail Ambassador volunteers to go out and gather data on the top 10 most visited trails on the OregonHikers.org field guide. By providing this data for the first time on the site, folks with various accessibility needs will have access to the information they need to make decisions about what trails are a good fit for their personal adventure style.

This project is new to TKO and volunteers need equipment and training supplies. You can help them out by giving today!

Support the Oregon Hikers Accessibility Project!

Latest News

Trail Ambassadors are getting ready to launch!

By Loren Payne

Spring is quickly approaching! That means before we know it, Trailkeepers of Oregon will be kicking off another Trail Ambassador season. Through partnerships with the U.S. Forest Service, Oregon State Parks, the Mt. Hood – Columbia River Gorge Tourism Alliance, The Nature Conservancy, and Friends of the Columbia River Gorge, Trail Ambassadors will take to trails beginning April 22nd to engage with trail users across the state. We are always looking to grow our team – if you’ve been looking to give back to the trails you love, we want you on board!


Family Friendly Events are Back!

An adult holds a fern while a child uses lopper to cut it at the base.

Join TKO on the last Sunday of each month to learn all about trail stewardship!

By Natalie Ferraro

Trailkeepers is excited to once again be offering Family Friendly trail parties for 2023. These events are a chance for kids of all ages to learn some of the basics of trail stewardship, spend quality time with family and friends outdoors, and learn the value of taking care of a place they love. We think our Family Friendly trail parties are some of the best fun you can have on a Sunday, but you don’t have to take our world for it. We asked TKO volunteer Jon and his son Liam to share why they love volunteering with TKO. […]

Safety, Fun, Service – becoming a TKO Crew Leader

A close up of two faces. One person wears a blue jacket and a yellow hat, the other wears a yellow jacket and an orange hat. They both have dirt on their faces and are smiling.

Being a Crew Leader with TKO is rewarding work and comes with a fun and supportive community that can’t wait to welcome you!

by Elaine Keavney and Loren Payne

So you’ve earned your green hat, and are getting “hooked” on trail stewardship.  As you get to know your crew leaders, do you find yourself wondering whether leading a crew would be something you would enjoy? Read on for some information about leading crews, and what you need to do if you would like to become a TKO crew leader!


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