Know Before you go. Helpful tips for planning you Baker County Adventure
Getting here and getting around
Baker County is home to some of the most scenic byways and backroads in Oregon and while the scenery is spectacular visitors should be prepared for various driving conditions.
Oregon Department of Transportation's Trip Check is an easy way to stay on top of changing road conditions and potential routing options in case of closures.
Winter in the mountains often means snow, and some back roads may close seasonally or require higher ground clearance. It's always a good idea to check with the locals before venturing off the beaten path.
GPS and cell service will be spotty or non existent in parts of Baker County, and your navigation devices may direct you to some roads that may not be suitable for passenger cars, so we also recommend traveling with a good old fashioned paper Oregon State road map just in case. You can pick up an Oregon map at any visitor information center or just click Here.
If you're heading outdoors, Baker County has some of the best hiking, mountain biking, ATV, and equestrian trails in the Pacific Northwest. It's always a good idea to check local trail conditions before you head out. one of the best sources for local trail conditions and updates is The Trailhead Stewardship Project. The helpful folks at the Trailhead can also help match you with the best routes based on you skill and adventure level and the type of activity your most interested in.
For more helpful travel planning tips and what to expect while traveling in Oregon visit Travel Oregon's Know Before You Go webpage.