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Tour Lebanon's 18 miles of trails, try out an electric bike before the event!

Welcome to Build Lebanon Trails

Build Lebanon Trails is a volunteer group working to design, build, and maintain more than 50 miles of trails in and around Lebanon, Oregon. Our mission is to bring more opportunities for health and fitness to Lebanon residents by providing beautiful places to walk, run, bike, jog, or just enjoy nature.

We invite you to use the trails, to attend our events, and to get involved in a big or small way.

What do you want to do?

Find a Trail in Lebanon

Walk? Run? Hike? Bike? Take your dog? Wheelchair-accessible? Get information about Lebanon trails here.

Build Lebanon Trails hosts monthly public events. Walk with a friendly group of people...participate in the annual Cheadle Lake Fun Run/Walk and kids' obstacle challenge...help build and maintain trails on work days...see us at the Strawberry Festival parade. Subscribe to our newsletter to get event notifications and other news.

Get Involved with BLT

Want to find out more about BLT? Find out about future plans? Possibly make more of a contribution? We invite you to our open meetings, held on the first Tuesday evening of every month.

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Recent BLT News

Birdhouse at Mark Slough

Birdhouses: A village project

June 23, 2019

Thanks to Jason Pape and his daughter’s class of 20 students at East Linn Christian Academy, there are 6 new birdhouses at Cheadle Lake Park and 7 along the Marks Slough trail, installed on Easter weekend this year. Jason has done other projects with the class and this year decided to get the kids involved…

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2019-03 Cheadle Lake paddle Brian Rose

BLT teams up with a master recycler for the Cheadle Lake Run event

April 1, 2019

The 10th Annual Cheadle Lake Run and Kids’ Dash, sponsored by Build Lebanon Trails, is coming up fast: Saturday, May 4. This year, Brian Rose, Master Recycler, will be taking charge of waste management at the event. Brian is highly committed to improving waste management throughout the community of Lebanon and has kindly volunteered to…

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Kayaks and canoes on Cheadle Lake

A chilly paddle but a warm experience

March 10, 2019

On the very chilly morning of March 9, about 20 intrepid souls gathered at the Cheadle Lake boat ramp, zipped life vests over bulky winter clothes, and clambered into canoes and kayaks for BLT’s Cheadle Lake Water Trail Paddle. The tour was led by Jim Ruef, former director of Lebanon’s Department of Public Works, who,…

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