The Oregon- California Trails Association is an organization dedicated to the preservation, appreciation and enjoyment of all transmigration trails to the west, the trails that made the United States an ocean-to-ocean nation.



To Join OCTA and The California- Nevada Chapter
Go the the OCTA National Website

Discover OCTA/Join OCTA




Check out the new page with upcoming activities.  For More Information email the chapter at canvocta@gmail.com

Updated Membership Roster Is Now on the Members Only Page

New Winter


Trail Talk Now on the Members Only Page


See the Members Only Page for the Latest Issue of Trail Talk

Email for the Members Only Password  – canvocta@gmail.com

Roller Pass Hike – Truckee River Route

The Roller Pass Hiking Group

The hike to Roller Pass on July 15th was a great success.  It was over six miles, up and down,  round trip but it was worth it!

Looking Down Roller Pass




Seeing yet another amazing feat accomplished by the emigrants was incredible.

The Later Alternative Route

Our thanks to CA-NV member David Fullerton for his well planned leadership and informative narrative during the hike.



It was a steep trail all the way up to the pass.


For information about upcoming activities email the Chapter at canvocta@gmail.com


Reno Gazette-Journal   August 8, 2017

Preserving history: Saving the Fernley Swales