East of Bend in the Deschutes National Forest, the East Fort Rock OHV Trail System has 318 miles of trails over 110,00 acres. The East Fort Rock OHV trail system lies on the east side of the Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District of the Deschutes National Forest. Trails are well signed and mapped and provide a full range of difficulty from easiest to most difficult. There are two staging areas, two trailheads, and four designated play areas. The trail range in elevation from 4400 to 6400 feet.
The trail system is designed for Class I and Class III ATVs which are ATVs (quads or three-wheelers) and motorcycles less than 50 in width. East Fort Rock is not an OHV park. Off-highway vehicles are allowed on designated routes and areas only. The trails are open to horses, mountain bikes, and other recreationists, so please watch for others and ride sharefully.
The trail system is open all year, however hot, dusty conditions normally inhibit riding from mid-July through September and cold, snowy conditions inhibit riding from mid-December through March. About half of the project area is within the Fox Butte Green Dot Area which restricts access to designated roads during the general deer hunting season. This is roughly a two-week period form late September to mid-October, and any roads or trails within the Green Dot Area will be subject to Green Dot restrictions. Individual trails may be temporarily closed for maintenance or reconstruction or to provide resource protection.
To reach the South Lava trailhead from LaPine, head east on Finley Butte Road (CR22) for 24 miles. Follow the signs to the South Lava trailhead.
Note: As of September 2007, ATV riding is permitted on Forest Service roads with vertical number signs as long as the ATV has a valid Oregon OHV sticker. ATV riding is not permitted on any Forest Service road with a horizontal number sign.
Overall, East Fort Rock OHV - South Lava Trailhead is the 42nd most popular ATV riding trail of all 44 ATV trails in Oregon.