Adopt A Trail

Welcome to COTA’s Adopt-a-Trail page. Use the links below to download .pdf documents of the Adopt-a-Trail Guidelines and The List of Trails COTA members are responsible to maintain.

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, however 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 or wish to adopt a certain trail please go to the ABOUT COTA tab and click on CONTACTS. COTA’s Vice-Chairman is in charge of implementing this program and assigning trails to potential Stewards. 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!

Contact a trail adopter

Adopt a trail guidelines

COTA Trail Standards

COTA TTF Inspection Sheet

Mountain Bicycle Trail Class Matrix

Mountain Bicycle Trail Design Parameters / Trail Difficulty Ratings

Contact the adopt a trail coordinator