• Scotts Bluff National Monument is located in western Nebraska, landmark for the Pony Express, Oregon, California and Mormon Pioneer national historic trails

    Oregon

    National Historic Trail ID,KS,MO,NE,OR,WY

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Planning team members visit the Part of the Ways junction where California and Oregon trail emigrants separated.

Trail separation of the Oregon and California trails.

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Get Involved

Visits to national parks inspire people to plan another trip, to tell their friends about their experience, and often, to ask how they can help. We love that!

There are a number of ways that you can help support the work of the National Park Service as it endeavors to, provide opportunities for Americans and travelers from around the world to learn about the significance of the Oregon National Historic Trail, and protect and preserve the historic remnants of the trail.

You can:

  • Volunteer (information about volunteering with the National Park Service and the Volunteer Application form)
  • Tell us what you think
  • Partner with the NPS - there are a number of partnership associations with strong interests in promoting awareness the trail as well as marking and preserving the historic trail route(s) that we would encourage you to seek out if you have a desire to lend your support.
  • Do your part
  • Revitalize your community
The National Park Service, for the most part, does not own or manage the lands the Oregon NHT crosses over. Therefore, we rely heavily on the work and the efforts of our many partner organizations to accomplish our mission. Please be sure to visit our Partner pages to see how you might become involved.

Did You Know?

Alcove Spring near Blue Rapids, KS.

A few days out of Independence, Missouri, emigrants often camped here for several days in the 1840s waiting for the flooded Blue River to retreat so that they could safely cross.