Useful Links

SOURCE: Creative Commons licensed image from vxla's Flickr photostream

SOURCE: Creative Commons licensed image from vxla's Flickr photostream

American Trails Association

American Trails Association provides links to an extensive library of rail-with-trail development literature, including example trail feasibility studies.

Eastern Oregon Visitors Association

Eastern Oregon Visitors Association ‘s website provides itineraries, trip planning, shopping, and cycling in eastern Oregon connections with Path Less Peddled videos of the Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway, The Old West Scenic Bikeway, and Blue Mountain Century Scenic Bikeway.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy 

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy provides a wealth of information about rails-with-trails project planning and development. The website has publications and manuals useful to trail advocates. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy provides a toolbox for trail development.

Ride Oregon

Ride Oregon is the official site for the Oregon Tourism Commission with a focus on cycling-related travel and tourism in the state. Provides mountain biking trails, road rides and scenic byways.

A feature of the website are videos of bicycle tours in eastern Oregon including the most recent Baker and Union Grande Tour Video

Nearby Rail a Trails & Urban Corridors

The Paths Less Peddled

The Paths Less Peddled website features videos of adventure biking in New Zealand and Oregon. Productions include:

Kiwi Episode 6: New Zealand farmer opponent to trail who became proponent video demonstrates the relationship between trail development and community revitalization possibilities.

Path Less Peddled’s Small Wheels Episodes (Watch) are vignettes of bike tours that will connect to the Joseph Branch trail if it is developed.

BASW Episode 4: Baker City Biking describes riding through the mountains from Prairie City to Baker City and the amenities of downtown Baker City. There is an interview of Beverly Calder, owner of Bella’s, regarding the growth of biking activities in the community.

BASW Episode 5: Mountain Sojourn features bicycle riding from Baker City to Joseph via the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway with stops at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Halfway and the Imnaha River Campground.

BASW Episode 6: The Tallest Hobbit I Know provides views of downtown Joseph, Wallowa Lake State Park, the Wallowa Lake, fishing and wildlife, and an interview with Dan Price, an advocate of simple living.

BASW Episode 7: Of Snakes & Bears features biking on Hwy 3 north from Enterprise with views of Joseph Canyon, Grande Ronde River, a stop at Boggan’s Oasis, and the ride up Rattle Snake Grade and on to Hells Grade Campground in the Lewiston-Clarkston area.

Travel Oregon

Travel Oregon provides links (See & Do/Recreation) to hiking, biking and equestrian trails throughout Oregon.

Slocan Valley Rail Trail

In many ways the Slocan Valley Rail Trail (SVRT) is the epitome of what a rail trail can be – providing a connection between communities, protecting natural areas and habitat for wildlife, facilitating healthy outdoor recreational activities, conserving heritage values and encouraging recreational tourism in rural areas.

Union County Chamber of Commerce

Union County Chamber of Commerce’s website provides information and connections to resources (maps, events calendar, gallery and shopping, hotel, and recreation opportunities) for trip planning and arrangements for visiting northeastern Oregon.

Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce

Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce’s website provides information and connections to resources (maps, events calendar, gallery and shopping, hotel, and recreation opportunities) for trip planning and arrangements for visiting northeastern Oregon.