Oregon High Desert Trail

photo: Oregon High Desert near Frenchglen. Photo by BLM/wiki.

Type: Backcountry
Length: 150.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: In the Steens Mountains, Southeastern Oregon
State(s): Oregon
Counties: Harney
Latitude: 42.47143
: -117.22118

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The Desert Trail Association http://www.thedeserttrail.org/ was working to create a National Scenic Desert Trail from Mexico to Canada since the 1980s and part of that route is nationally designated (see above link). The route created by the Oregon Natural Desert Association www.onda.org/oregondeserttrail is the 750 mile Oregon Desert Trail, and ties into a few sections of their route in the Peublos & Steens Mountain, but we are a separate entity and organization.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Oregon Natural Desert Association

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Bureau of Land Management
HC 74-12533 Hwy. 20 West
Hines , OR 97738



Oregon High Desert near Frenchglen. Photo by BLM/wiki.

Oregon High Desert near Frenchglen. Photo by BLM/wiki.


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