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Photo image of the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Oregon City, Oregon.

End of the Oregon Trail Museum

Although the word "trail" is used in the name, the Oregon Trail is not a true hiking trail. With 2,170 miles of the original route now in the hands of various private and public entities, access to trail segments depends upon the permission of the land owner. Some segments are open to the public for hiking and other means of recreation, while others are not.

There are a number of ways to enjoy the Oregon Trail including auto-touring, visiting interpretive sites, hiking, biking or horseback riding trail segments and visiting museums. Depending on which segment you would like to explore, some or all of these activities may be available:


Things to Do on the Oregon Trail

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      Last updated: June 24, 2022

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

      Santa Fe, NM 87505

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