Since its founding in 1997, the OORC has been dedicated to building and maintaining soft surface trails in the Arkansas Ozarks and Arkansas River Valley. The organization's efforts have helped to create a thriving outdoor community in the region, with opportunities for hikers, mountain bikers, and trail runners to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. The OORC regularly partners with local, state, and federal land managers to ensure that their trail-building efforts are in compliance with environmental regulations and conservation principles.