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Run to the Ruts at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City Oregon
The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center on Flagstaff Hill outside Baker City Oregon host this annual 5K Run / Walk the first weekend in June in conjunction with Nation Trails Day. Runners and walkers start at the top of Flagstaff Hill at the Center and run down to the actual ruts of the Oregon Trail and then back up to the wagon encampment. The run attracts hundreds of runners and walkers each year to experience this one of a kind fun run with the scenic back drop of the Elkhorn Mountains of Eastern Oregon and the rich pioneering heritage of the Oregon Trail.
A pioneer wagon encampment is the first thing that visitors see when arriving at this award winning and world class interpretive center. The entire facility is staffed with costumed interpreters helping visitors discover the Oregon trail and the experiences of early pioneers as they made their way West during the nation’s largest overland migration. The Interpretive Center hosts numerous special events and activities throughout the year including, Dutch oven cooking demonstrations, lectures, and hands on gold panning demonstrations.
The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, operated by the Bureau of Land Management, is located 5 miles east of Baker City, Oregon on Highway 86. Take Exit 302 from I-84. The Center is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Admission for adults is $8. Seniors are $4.50. Children 15 and under are free. Federal passes are accepted. Visit
for more information about the Center, or call 541-523-1843
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