Experience OC&E Woods Line State Trail in Klamath Falls

October 15, 2017
Category: Things to Do in Klamath Falls

OC&E Woods Line State Trail is a rail trail that traverses Klamath and Lake Counties, making one of the longest linear parks on Oregon. Why is it called OC&E? OC&E stands for Oregon, California & Eastern Railroad.  The path begins from the heart of Klamath Falls and extends eastward Bly and to Sycan Marsh in North. The 105 mile length of the trail affords many recreational activities such as mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding and nature viewing.
About OC&E Woods Line State Trail

The OC&E Woods Line State Trail began as a railroad in 1923 connecting Klamath Falls to central Oregon to support logging and timber industries.  As the production of timber began to slow, the railroad saw a decline in traffic and in the 1980s, and Weyerhauser, the large paper company, donated the line to the Oregon Park and Recreation Department in 1992. The trail was originally developed with a motive of connecting Eastern and central part of Oregon with railway lines and to explore production of timber but after serving the purpose for so many years, it was converted to non-motorized path.

The Trail connects 8 communities within the Klamath Falls area and offers a paved flat trail for biking, hiking, wildlife excursions.  Many trails fork from the OC&E Woods Line. The entire stretch boasts stunning scenery. Along this path you  can also find a historical caboose on the old train tracks where you can read about history about the operations of train and trail system. There are several historical points of interest on the trail such as a steel bridge that provides connections to several suburban areas. It’s a great trail if you want to go for some cycling, biking, horseback riding, inline skating or just want to enjoy the tranquility of nature in the Klamath Falls area.

The park hosts more than 150,000 visitors every year and is a busy thoroughfare for people wanting to get out and get some fresh air. Restrooms are available in the parking area. Learn more here: >>http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=167

Where to stay in Klamath Falls?

Oregon 8 RV Park & Motel, which is located at a distance of less than 7 miles from the OC&E Woods Line Trail, is a budget hotel centrally located in Klamath Falls. With round the clock front desk, free parking and Wi-Fi, The Oregon 8 RV Park & Motel is an ideal choice for visitors looking for hotel accommodations or an RV hook up. Visit https://www.oregonmotel8rvpark.com/ and book your stay or RV hook up today!