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  • Statewide Trails Plan
    OPRD is embarking on a two-year statewide trails planning effort to update the Oregon Trails 2005-2014: A Statewide Action Plan.
    The effort involves separate (but concurrent) All-Terrain Vehicle, snowmobile, non-motorized, water trail, and Scenic Waterway planning components.
    For information about the planning effort, click here

Statewide Trail Plans

Oregon State Parks has developed several planning documents and processes that help provide guidance for outdoor recreation activities and opportunities.

In addition to managing the State Park System, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) has a broader responsibility to encourage coordination among governmental agencies providing outdoor recreation areas and facilities in Oregon.

State Trail Designation Programs


Program Overview


                 Scenic Trails                                    Regional Trails





Motorized Trail Program

Program Overview

ATV Safety

ATV Permits


The ATV Program provides information and resources to identify places to ride, laws and rules, and grant funding opportunities for Federal, State, County, and non-profit organizations that manage lands for off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation.


Water Trails Program

Program Overview & Trail List 

Water trails are rivers or lakes that act as corridors or "trails." Water trail facilities include legal and safe put-ins and take-outs points, parking, restrooms and camping, and are designed for kayaks, canoes, drift boats and other small, motor-free water craft.

Scenic Waterway Program

Oregon is blessed with a diversity of river systems that contribute richly to our quality of life. In 1970, Oregonians decided to protect special waterways by voting to establish the Oregon Scenic Waterways Program.

The program seeks to balance protection and wise use through cooperation between federal, state, and local agencies as well as individual property owners and those who recreate along a waterway.
For more information, visit the links below.

Scenic Waterway Assessment Process & Schedule


Oregon Scenic Waterways

Scenic Waterways Rules & Regulations


Trail Funding Sources

OPRD Recreation Grant Programs








There are a variety of OPRD funding opportunities available for different types of trail projects.



Trail Program Advisory Committees

Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council (ORTAC)


Each trail program utilizes the assistance of a Citizen Advisory Committee to review applications and prioritizes them based upon specific evaluation criteria.


Events Calendar

Looking for upcoming trail related workshops, work parties, or other events? Interested in adding an event to our calender? Visit the link below to see our Google based calender.

Current and recent events

2014 Trails Summit