Ochoco Trails is group made up of organizations focused on non-motorized recreation in the Ochoco National Forest. The groups listed below are those that are currently actively involved. Other groups are always welcome.

​COTA is a non-profit, all volunteer organization that works in conjunction with the USFS, BLM and other land managers to build and maintain trails throughout Central Oregon.

COTA has chapters throughout Central Oregon, with the Crook County chapter primarily involved with Ochoco Trails projects.


Oregon Equestrian Trails is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to building and maintaining horse camps in Oregon, and working to ensure that public lands remain open recreational equestrian use.

SWATS - Sawyers With Attitude to Spare - is a loose association of trail stewards who have agreed to work cooperatively maintaining Wilderness Trails on the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests. the group began in 2010 with seven trail stewards and had since expanded to approximately 20 stewards clearing approximately 160 miles of trail each year.

Discover Your Forest is the non-profit partner of the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests. They provide interpretive services, volunteer management and philanthropic support for Central Oregon’s Public Lands.