Shotgun OHV Area

The 5th most popular off-highway vehicle trail in Oregon.

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Northeast of Eugene near Mabel, the Shotgun OHV Area has 6,000 acres open to OHV routes. The routes roll through pine forest. The trails here cover a highly modified landscape crossing many logging roads and through a forest of second growth Douglas-fir growing in tree plantations. Several creeks run throughout the riding area. A popular challenge area involves a BPA Powerline corridore having steep ascents. The land is characterized by a checkerboard ownership pattern of BLM and private lands managed for timber. Respect private property and do not use it without permission. Do not ride on Shotgun Creek Road, this road is very active as people access Shotgun Creek Park making riding in this area very hazardous.

To reach the trailhead, follow I-5 to the 105 exit and head east into Springfield. Take the 42nd Street exit, head north and follow as it turns into Marcola Road. Follow for 12 miles through the town of Marcola to Shotgun Creek Road, turn west and follow 1.5 miles to intersection with BLM road 15-1-32.

Overall, Shotgun OHV Area is the 5th most popular OHV & 4wd jeep trail of all 26 OHV routes in Oregon.


Local Contact(s):  BLM (541) 683-6600; Oregon Tourism (800) 547-7842.

Recommended Book:  "Oregon Byways" from Art Bernstein

Luxury Loding:  Phoenix Inn, Eugune (541) 344-0001

Breakfast Restaurant:  The Anchor, Euguene

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  44.2207, -122.8444

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  7/10/2016

ID:  18386


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