Imagine yourself an emigrant headed for Oregon: would promises of lush farmlands and a new beginning lure you to leave home and walk for weeks? More than 2,000 miles of trail ruts and traces can still be seen along the Oregon National Historic Trail in six states and serve as reminders of the sacrifices, struggles, and triumphs of early American settlers. Read More
2018 American Solar Challenge
Join us in the solar car race along the Oregon Trail from July 14-22 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act!
Oregon National Historic Trail App
Follow in the footsteps of pioneers as you journey from Missouri to Oregon with the official NPS Oregon Trail app as your guide.
Interactive Trip Planner
Find museums, interpretive centers, and historic sites using this interactive map.
Follow the Trails
Visit the trails using our Auto Tour Route Interpretive Guides that provide directions where visitors will find trail remnants.
Your Link to History
Follow the stories of people and places on the trail. Read in-depth research.
Last updated: July 9, 2018