A venture into the Oregon Badlands Wilderness
is an experience of ancient junipers, volcanic vistas, and sand underfoot. You can explore cracked
volcanic pressure ridges, called tumuli, or walk
narrow moat-like cracks in the ground. Traces of
human history are visible to the careful observer.
At 29,000 acres, the Oregon Badlands Wilderness represents an outstanding example of ancient western juniper woodlands atop Columbia River Basalts.
Almost 50 miles of trails offer the
visitor many opportunities for hiking
or horseback riding loops of various
lengths. As a designated wilderness,
the Oregon Badlands Wilderness enjoys the highest level of permanent protection, giving visitors the opportunity to experience nature
at its wildest, while leaving any mechanized uses