This year, COTA's Fall Trail Love hosted over 105 volunteers for multiple trail work projects. We want to thank everyone who came out to support trails with us! It was a huge success and we could not have done it without you all.
COTA's maintains over 600 miles of singletrack, which as you can imagine, takes a lot of work to keep up with. As a mostly volunteer based organization, we need all the hands we can get to keep the trails riding smoothly. Big events like Trail Love are great for getting a ton of work done all at once, whilst bringing the community together.
Check out the full recap from Central Oregon Daily News here!
Trails closed 12am Monday - 3pm Friday:
- Ben’s Trail between the junction with EXT running east to the junction with Voodoo Trail
- Forest Service Road (FSR) 360 from the junction with EXT east to FSR 290
- FSR 290 from the junction with FSR 900 south to the junction with Phil’s Trail
- FSR 900 between the junction with FSR 300 east to the junction with Voodoo Trail
Trails now open:
- Phil’s Trail between the junction with Forest Service Road (FSR) 310 east to intersection with FSR 322.
Storm King remains closed between the junction with COD north to the junction with Phil’s Trail. Trail and road access is open on Saturday and Sunday and federal holidays.
The Bend Sustainability Fund will award more than $1,000,000 to organizations in our local community working to protect, steward, and create sustainable experiences in Bend and the surrounding community.
COTA submitted an application to the Bend Sustainability Fund to improve the pump track at Wanoga Sno Park and add additional downhill trails to the area.
Community support of these projects is important and by submitting your ballot, you will help influence how this funding is awarded.
The community ballot for the Bend Sustainability Fund is now live, and will be open until midnight, September 25th.
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.