Nominate a favorite trail to designate as officially special (2010)


Have a favorite trail that’s at least one mile long and leads to some spectacular scenery—the kind of special trail that can produce lasting memories?

The Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council invites the public to nominate trails for designation as state scenic trails, or state regional trails. OPRD will accept nominations until Nov. 30.

Scenic trails can be single routes that are at least one mile in length, or segments that combine with others to give access to outstanding scenic areas or viewpoints. The trails must be open to the public and be substantially complete.

Trails designated as regional must be more than five miles long. They must be alternative transportation routes that create close-to-home recreation opportunities or act as connectors linking communities, schools and recreation sites with significant scenic trails.

Both scenic and regional trails must lie on public land, public rights-of-way or easements. Details on the criteria for both appear in the Oregon Recreation Trails Designation Program handbook. Application forms are included in  the handbook.

Oregon’s eight existing  state scenic trails:

Cape Lookout Trail

Hiking along the Cape Lookout Trail.

Posted on October 13, 2010, in Oregon State Park trails and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Your great list of state scenic trails needs to be updated. Several trails such as the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail in Southern Oregon are not included. Thanks.

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