Oregon National Historic Trail

A man on horseback, with another horse following, rides along the Oregon National Historic Trail, photo by BLM

For over 80 years in the nineteenth century, an estimated 300,000 emigrants used the Oregon National Historic Trail as a pathway to the Pacific. Fur traders, gold seekers, missionaries and others traveled west on the approximately 2,000 miles of trail, from Missouri towards the Rocky Mountains to Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The once 5-month journey can now be traveled via auto touring, and portions can be travel via foot, mountain bike, and horseback. The trail goes through Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. 

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Congressional Designation
Created: November 10, 1978
Length: 149 miles

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