Adopt A Trail

Welcome to COTA’s Adopt-a-Trail page. Use the links below to view and download documents such as the Trail Adoption List,  Adopt-a-Trail Guidelines, and Trail Inspection Forms.

The Guidelines are intended to describe the history of COTA’s involvement in trail maintenance and to introduce interested newcomers to the philosophy of adopting a trail. We also provide some ground rules to consider when the decision to become a Trail Steward is made. Stewards should adhere to these guidelines to the best of their ability.  Please keep in mind that this is a working document and as such, we appreciate your feedback and continued involvement in the COTA Adopt-a-Trail Program. Thanks for taking the time to read and become familiar with this process!

If you have any questions, concerns, feedback or would like to adopt a certain trail please contact the specific Chapter Representative in charge of that trail.  You will find this information listed on the Trail Adoption List below.   COTA’s Trail Maintenance Coordinator can answer maintenance, equipment and work party scheduling questions.

Thanks for your interest in supporting COTA and trail recreation in Central Oregon!