Base Camp La Grande, Oregon is a perfect location for an outdoor enthusiast to launch from. Within a two hour drive in any direction, the recreation opportunities are endless and the crowds are non-existent.
Mt. Emily Recreation Area (MERA) is located just two miles north of La Grande and offers a wide variety of forest recreation opportunities, including a world class archery range. MERA has 45 miles of motorized and 45 miles of non-motorized trails covering 3,669 acres. Enjoy trails dedicated for ATV and ORV use, or use pedal power for mountain bike trails. Horseback riders, hikers, snowshoers and cross-country skiers can also enjoy marked trails, offering both gentle routes and challenging terrain. Whatever your mode of transportation, the views of the Grande Ronde Valley and the Eagle Cap Wilderness from the flanks of Mount Emily are breathtaking.
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