There are a number of ways to enjoy the Oregon National Historic Trail including auto-touring, visiting interpretive sites, hiking, biking or horseback riding trail segments and visiting museums. Depending on which segment you would like to explore, some or all of these activities may be available.
More than 2,000 miles of trail ruts and traces can still be seen along the Oregon National Historic Trail in six states-reminders of the sacrifices, struggles, and triumphs of early American settlers.
Sulphur Springs, near the community of Soda Springs, Idaho, intrigued many Oregon and California bound emigrants. Numerous diaries and journals note the bubbling soda waters and thermal pools – curiosities never before seen by most who passed this way in the 1840s-1860s.