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Oregon Parks & Recreation Department just released a report "Oregon Non-Motorized Trail Participation and Priorities"
in support of the 2015-2024 Oregon Trails Plan.  It was conducted by Oregon State University.  To view the study go to

Established in 2001, the Sisters Trails Alliance (STA) is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to planning, constructing and maintaining walking, hiking, cycling and equestrian trails in Sisters Country. The STA believes that trails are an indispensable ingredient of quality of life and economic vibrancy in Sisters Country – providing both healthy recreation and environmentally sound transportation. Its first Trails Plan in 2003 identified some 80 miles of trails for signage and construction. The current Trails Plan, adopted in 2011, proposes an additional 150 miles of trails, pathways and lanes, including commuter links, singletrack, and a paved path from Sisters to Black Butte Ranch.

Volunteers Blazing TrialsThe Sisters Trails Alliance works closely with the US Forest Service, the City of Sisters, the Sisters Chamber of Commerce, the Sisters Schools District and many other community organizations and businesses to implement its plans. Everything the STA does depends on the passion, time and money of community volunteerstrailbuilders and businesses. To see how you can become involved check out our Upcoming Events & Activities. Please join us in our work to enhance trails in Sisters Country – contact us at

Trail adopter Tracy Stout and her dogs recently did a cleanup hike on the Whychus Portal Trail. Tye carried back 3 pounds of broken glass, 23 nails, 2 tin cans and  used toilet paper in his pack. He also carried 3 extra trash bags and a spare set of clippers. Heroes  come in different shapes!



Sisters Trails Alliance was very involved in the creation of the three Scenic Bikeways in Sisters Country. Here's an eye candy view of the McKenzie Pass Scenic Bikeway.

And check out these cool videos created by our very own Gary Guttormsen.
Metolius Loop State Scenic Bikeway
Experience STA Trails
McKenzie Pass State Scenic Bikeway
Sisters to Smith Rock State Scenic Bikeway
Become an STA Volunteer

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