Maintaining and building trails in Central Oregon

The Central Oregon Nordic Club enhances the experience of backcountry skiing, snowshoeing and hiking in Central Oregon by:

  • Organizing volunteers to maintain winter trails (diamonds, signs, brushing)
  • Organizing outings for ski touring, snowshoeing & hiking
  • Providing trail maps at Sno-Parks
  • Advocating for protection of the backcountry experience
  • Constructing and maintaining shelters
  • Stocking shelters with firewood
  • Teaching Nordic skiing skills for members
  • Organizing annual social events for member
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Your donation  helps us buy trail signs, blue diamonds to mark ski and snowshoe trails.  Your donation buys tools to clear the trails.  And your donation helps us maintain snow shelters. CONC is a 501 (c) (3) organization and your donation is tax-deductible.


As a member, you can volunteer to work on trails – marking them and clearing them.  You also can join us on our outings – weekly and overnight cross country ski and snowshoe outings.


Volunteer to help us keep the back country ski and snowshoe trails clear and well-marked.  Help us cut wood for our snow shelters.  Help us maintain those shelters.  

Upcoming Events and Activities

  1. Colorado Hiking Trip Planned For Sept. 7-14

    September 7 @ 12:00 am - September 14 @ 12:00 pm
  2. Methow Valley January 2-7 & February 2-7, 2020

    January 2, 2020 - January 7, 2020
  3. Cross Country Skiing the Dolomites, Jan. 29-Feb. 15, 2020

    January 29, 2020 - February 15, 2020
  4. Walking in the Azores

    May 3, 2020 - May 18, 2020
  5. Iceland – A Land of Fire and Ice

    June 8, 2020 - June 14, 2020

Shevlin Park Walk

A third group went for a five mile walk-in-the-(Shevlin)-park on Sunday, August 18. They went out high along the west side on the newer Railroad

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McKenzie River Trail

Jerry Sebestyen lead a group of twelve people on the McKenzie River Trail on Sunday, August 18.  They began at the upper trailhead and hiked

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Wickiup Plains Loop

Eight CONC members did a hike Sunday, August 18, led by Susan Sullivan, from the Devils Lake Trailhead. They went up the South Sister climber’s

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Soda Creek Hikes

Two CONC groups set off for Soda Creek trail on Sunday, August 11th.  All started by the Green Lakes trailhead in perfect weather, cool at

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Scott Mountain

Scott Mountain sits just beyond McKenzie Pass and the Belknap Crater lava flow, in full view of the receding Collier Glacier on North Sister. On

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