In the Malheur National Forest, the Davis Creek Trail (#244) is a 9 mile route open to ATV riding. It runs through dense forest. This trail has very little vertical relief for the first six miles from the southern end, running relatively close to the contours. The majority of the trail is in moderate to heavy timber with only a few scenic vistas. A number of ruins left from old mining and timber activities are visible from the trail.
Directions: #1 East end - From US Highway 26, approximately 1/4 mile west of Austin Junction, turn north on Forest Service road #2614. Proceed approximately 2 miles to Forest Service Road 2614229. Turn south on Forest Service road 2614229, drive approximately 1/4 mile to the trailhead.
#2 West end - From County Road 20, turn south on Forest Service road 2050. Drive approximately 1/4 mile to trailhead. DO NOT TURN UP THE HILL AWAY FROM THE CREEK. Forest Service Road 2050072 up the creek bottom becomes impassable, you may use this road as part of the trail.
Note: the southern trailhead is extremely route and not suited for passenger vehicles. 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 is permitte on all two-lane, gravel Forest Service roads as long as the ATV has a valid Oregon OHV sticker.