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Double Impact Alert!

Trailkeepers of Oregon board members and other community groups have been working hard this month to create the Legacy Keepers Matching Fund. Thanks to their fundraising efforts, for the rest of the year every $1 donated to Trailkeepers will be matched from this fund!

Becoming a Trailkeeper today means join this amazing group of grassroots trail lovers in supporting Oregon’s trails in 2024. There’s so many new adventures ahead of you in 2024, and Trailkeepers wants to make sure that all of the trails you take in the coming year are well kept.
Will you support this work with a gift to trails today?

What we're looking forward to

There’s some really fun, ambitious, and exciting things coming to TKO next year! Here’s a short list of what we’re excited about:

Volunteer multi-day adventures

Expanded efforts in the Rogue Siskiyou National Forest

Wilderness Ambassadors in the Drift Creek Wilderness

Spring projects at Sandy River Delta

Accessability surveys for trail in the Willamette Valley

Working on the Oregon Coast Trail out of Depot Bay

this is just a short snapshot of what’s coming for TKO in 2024, but we need your help to get there! Help support these endevours with a gift to TKO today!

Volunteer Adventures

The volunteer adventures series is a new addition to TKO programming. The idea is to couple a trail days for folks with a fun day of outdoor adventuring.

Think of things like kayaking, bike trips (whether a fat tire ride on the beach or a mountain bike excursion down a trail), and guided nature hikes.

We plan to have a work project and activity for every ability and interest level. The idea is to give back to the local community and foster a sense of stewardship in visitors. There are so many beautiful places around Oregon, and many of them tend to be in areas of economic hardship.

Supporting local businesses and restaurants through this program will help out the small coastal communities that run along the 101. It will also give visitors a chance to experience some of the best the coast has to offer.

Instilling a sense of wonder in visitors and providing for the local communities that live there are two main goals of this program.

Look for adventures around the state in 2024 in a variety of coastal (and other) locations. Some will include local dining and lodging options, and all will include camping for volunteers!

DEI workshops, Crew Leader School, and other transformed leadership classes are only possible thanks to our supporters! 

Give a gift to TKO today and be a part of Oregon’s trail legacy. 

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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