In the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, the Blue Mountain OHV Trail is a 60 mile route open to hikers, mountain bikers, off-road motorcycle and horseback riders. The route passes through rough, rocky sagebrush praire and forest. The terrain varies from flat to steep rocky slopes.
The best trailhead is the Blue Springs Summit on the Sumpter-Granite Highway. To reach the area from Unity, head west on CR600 and FS6005 for 8 miles to Elk Creek Campground. Or, to access the upper end from Unity follow U.S. Highway 26 to Austin Junction (22 miles). Turn northeast on State Highway 7 and travel 28 miles to County Road 410. >From this junction travel 11 miles, past Sumpter, to Blue Springs Summit. The Oregon Campground, 12 miles NW of Unity on U.S. Highway 26, also offers a staging area and access to the trail.
Note: Oregon State Park ATV decal is required. All paved road and double-lane gravel roads are closed to ATV riding.
Note: As of September 2007, ATV riding on Forest Service Roads is limited to gravel or dirt roads and the ATV must have a valid Oregon ATV sticker.