Current Project

Ochoco National Forest

The Ochoco National Forest trails proposal is the first project Ochoco Trails collaborated on. This proposal was submitted to the Forest Service in the winter/spring of 2019 after nearly three years of collaboration between our member groups and community input. This project is an ongoing effort with some NEPA work scheduled to take place in 2021. 

This proposal is for a non-motorized trails network which includes a variety of trail types, including bike/hiker, horse/hiker, and multi-use. Most of the trails are located near Prineville, with some on the Lookout Mountain Ranger District and some on the Paulina Ranger District. The planned trails are clustered to minimize impacts on wildlife habitat, and avoid riparian areas to the extent possible to protect these natural resources. 

A Conceptual Framework

The trails proposal reflects the approximate locations or corridors within which Ochoco Trails members would like to see trails located. The trails in the proposal have not, for the most part, been GPS’d or ground-truthed. We understand that the locations of trails are likely to be modified, in some cases significantly, by the ground conditions identified by Forest Service biologists, archaeologists, and other resource experts as they conduct their environmental analyses.

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Note: This project map represents the proposal in its latest stage. This file will be updated as progress and changes are made over time.


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These interactive maps illustrate some of the primary trail areas as proposed to Ochoco National Forest in 2019. The current status of these proposed trails vary - some exist only as conceptual lines on the map, whereas others might currently exist as winter trails or as unofficial user-made trails. To see an extensive map of proposed trails download the PDF map here.

Lemon Gulch on Trailforks.com

These interactive maps illustrate some of the primary trail areas as proposed to Ochoco National Forest in 2019. The current status of these proposed trails vary - some exist only as conceptual lines on the map, whereas others might currently exist as winter trails or as unofficial user-made trails. To see an extensive map of proposed trails download the PDF map here.

Lemon Gulch on Trailforks.com

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