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Where is this National Historic Trail?

Take a look at interactive, historic, and trip planning maps to learn more about locations along the trail.


Oregon National Historic Trail is not a clearly marked hiking trail. Instead it is a route that passes through communities, urban areas, public lands, and Wilderness. The route travels across a variety of land ownerships and management, including private land. Because of the nature of the trail, it is not possible to travel directly on the full national historic trail route.

Trail sites offer opportunities to experience the trail and travel or recreate on portions of it. Each location varies as to the hours of operations and access. Please contact individual trail sites before your visit for more information.

You can reach the national historic trail by flying into a number of airports. Because of the nature of the trail and the site locations, traveling by car is the best way to visit the trail.

You can reach some trail sites by auto on all-weather roads. Though some sites can be viewed from the road, many sites are on private land, and can't be physically accessed. Please respect the private landowners and do not trespass.

The historic route passes through private land, so it is not possible to bike the full trail. Other portions of the trail that are on public land might restrict biking access. Alternative biking routes and detours have been created by users and are available online. The National Park Service doesn't current promote one specific bike packing route.

The public sites along the trail offer a variety of recreation opportunities, from hiking, biking, horseback riding to many others. Please check with the individual site for availability.

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NPS Mobile App

It's like having a ranger in your pocket! Download the app, find the trail, and start planning your visit today.

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National Historic Trail Signs

Follow the signs exhibiting the distinctive El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail logo.


State by State Auto Tour Travel Guides

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    Last updated: June 14, 2024

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    Contact Info

    Mailing Address:

    National Trails Office - Regions 6, 7, 8
    Oregon National Historic Trail
    1100 Old Santa Fe Trail

    Santa Fe, NM 87505

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