The following segment of Dinah-Hoe Humm Trail are closed 24/7!!
There will be segments of Funner and FS rd 4613 that will be closed for thinning operations.
These segments will be closed from 10pm Sunday to 3pm Friday.
View map and full document below for details!
PLEASE respect these trails closures! The faster the operation can be completed, the faster we can get back out on these amazing trails!
Starting 5/31, segments of Marvin's Garden, KGB & COD Trails will close Mon.-Fri. for public & operator safety during mowing operations.
The following trail segments will be closed Monday through Friday:
See map below for details.
The work includes mowing and mastication of brush and small trees. The primary objectives are to help maintain and restore forest and ecosystem health while reducing hazardous fuels loading in the wildland-urban interface.
Removing excess vegetation increases firefighters’ opportunities for success in stopping a wildfire should it start in this area. This work will help to create a forest that is more resilient to fire, insect infestations and disease.
The BLM, with assistance from Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA), is working to assess the user experience at Horse Ridge and consider adding the trails to its inventory. We intend to receive feedback from all user groups, including but not limited to, hikers, horseback riders, mountain bikers, and runners. Please take a moment of your time to fill out this survey, and help with this important process.
COTA is a 100% donation based non-profit that plans, builds, and maintains 500 miles of singlettrack in Central Oregon. As trail work season kicks off, we want to hear from riders like you! Please take a second to fill out our first annual rider survey.
We'd appreciate feedback from the entire mountain biking community so we can get a full sense of what is expected of our work. Thank you to all volunteers, members, and trail lovers who make this possible.
Sections of the Cline Butte trail system are currently closed for eagle nesting. These sections will be closed until August 31st, or until the nest is determined no longer active. Which ever comes first.
See the map below for details!
Beginning Thursday (03/10/2022), some trails and roads on the Deschutes National Forest will be closed to all forest users while timber operations continue.
Forest Service Road Closures:
These closures will be in place on Mondays beginning at 12:00 am through Fridays until 3:00 pm.
See the map below for reference, and click here for more information.
Find the full pdf version here.
For those who don't know, non-system trails are social trails made by individual people that were not approved by the Forest Service. These trails have a significant impact on archeological, geological, and natural resources. It is extremely important to only use designated trails to ensure our wildlife impact is at a minimum. We can only continue to build more trails when our impact is at a minimum!
COTA's staff, board, and volunteers work tirelessly to maintain and build new trails to enhance the mountain biker experience of Central Oregon. It takes several years to go from a new trail idea, to implementing a building plan, to a new trail ready for use. When non-system trails are created, our resources have to be diverted to closing the social trail, as opposed to working on building more!
Our Executive Director Emmy spoke on the issue with KTVZ News last night, Feb 15th 2022.
Find the whole video on non-system trails here.
Our vision is to create a robust and diverse mountain biking experience that will endure for generations. We need your help to make sure that happens by staying off non-system trails, and reporting them to COTA, or USFS. This way, our resources stay focused on creating new trail systems!
The Kendall Concert Series is partnering with COTA!
Collective Soul will be rescheduled in late August!