Central and Eastern Oregon


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Trail Systems in Central and Eastern Oregon


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The next generation of sawyers

These saws are singing!

The act of wielding a saw is not merely a maintenance task; it’s a profound connection with the environment, a dance with nature that captures the imagination. Recognizing the pivotal role of saw work in trail stewardship, TKO actively seeks to keep this art from alive and thriving by training emerging sawyers across Oregon. Through hands-on experiences, TKO endeavors to instill in all of our sawyers a sense of responsibility and pride in the vital role they play in maintaining and enhancing the trails that crisscross Oregon’s scenic wilderness.

It takes about $500 to send 1 sawyer through sawyer training.

However, all of TKO’s saw trainings are offered at free or steeply discounted rates for volunteers because our donors and partners help cover the costs.

Will you help train the next generation of crosscut sawyers and donate today? 

Weekly Raffle

Give a gift to Trailkeepers today and our friends at 10 Barrel Brewing and Arc’teryx Portland might just have a gift for you!

Everyone who donates $150 or more this week will be entered into a raffle to win 

  • an Atom Hoody from Arc’teryx Portland (thats a $300 value!)

Give $50 or more and you’ll be entered to win

  • A gift certificate from 10 Barrel Brewing (We’ve got 4 to give away = lots of chances to win!)
  • beer from 10 Barrel Brewing

With all these chances to win, now is the time to give back to trails!

And there’s more than one way to give! Anyone who donates their time at a TKO trail party this week (11/20- 11/26) will also be entered to win.

Latest News

A large group of TKO Trail Ambassadors stand in front of a waterfall. The image is overlaid by the TKO logo.

Trail Ambassadors are gearing up for a big year on Oregon’s trails

Every spring, Trailkeepers of Oregon Trail Ambassadors head out onto some of Oregon’s most well-loved trails to welcome visitors and share important information about the trail, hiking safety, Leave No Trace, local flora and fauna, and more. We’ve added more locations to our repertoire for this season and we need your help to meet the growing demand on our trails!


A Message from TKO’s Executive Director

Happy Holidays Trailkeepers,

The TKO Legacy Builders end-of-year campaign is coming to a close on December 31st. We are so proud that this campaign is fueled by a grassroots donor base that builds a kick start of support for a new year. Our approach continues to be that everyone in their own way is a Trailkeeper – giving time, giving passion, or giving dollars. Each of these contributions amount to more protection and enhancement of Oregon’s hiking trails.


Improving the Columbia River Gorge Trail Experience

From Latourell Falls to Mosier Plateau, TKO volunteers put in 6,171 hours (257 days!) in the Columbia River Gorge throughout 2023 ensuring your favorite trails remain ready to welcome you on your adventures. Read on for fun insight on the wide variety of trails and projects that you, our community, helped us to pursue!


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