Best Oregon OHV/4WD Trails

Oregon has 26 off-highway vehicle routes.

  September 21, 2018

Located in the US, the OHV driving in Oregon offers over twenty awesome OHV riding trails. The best Oregon OHV driving based on popularity are considered to be Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Browns Camp OHV Area, Santiam Pass OHV Area, Morrow County OHV Park, and Millican Plateau OHV Trail System. For a detailed OHV riding trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Oregon OHV driving trail below.

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Browns Camp OHV Area

West of Portland and east of Tillamook, the Tillamook State Forest has 200 miles of trails open to OHV routes. The Browns Camp area has more than 100 miles of easy to difficult routes.  MORE INFO

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

West of Eugene and southwest of Florence, the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area has the regions most popular riding areas with 900 acres of sand dunes along the Oregon coast.  MORE INFO

Santiam Pass OHV Area

Northwest of Bend and Sisters in the Cascade Mountains, the Santiam Pass OHV Area has 1,500 acres open to OHV routes through cinder cones and lava flows. The trail conditions are known to be loose and sandy.  MORE INFO

Shotgun OHV Area

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.  MORE INFO

Johns Peak / Timber Mountain OHV Area

Near Medford, the Timber Mountain / Johns Peak OHV Area has 600 miles of trails winding through 14,000 acres overall. The Johns Peak area has 180 acres of OHV routes.  MORE INFO

Millican Plateau OHV Trail System

Southeast of Bend near Prineville in the Ochoco National Forest, the Millican Plateau OHV Trail System is managed by the Prineville District of the BLM. The Plateau provides a variety of desert riding experiences from easiest to more difficult. There are 111 miles worth of trails for Class I/III OHVs, of which 37 miles are also open to Class II OHV s. The Four Corners Staging Area has an information kiosk.  MORE INFO

Badger Lake

Near Government Camp in the Mount Hood National Forest, there is a 55 mile road through the wilderness to a glacial cirque lake. The OHV route has many side roads to explore, and the final 6 miles to the lake are very challenging.  MORE INFO

Diamond Mill OHV Area

West of Portland and east of Tillamook, the Tillamook State Forest has 200 miles of trails open to OHV routes. The Diamond Mill OHV Area has 100 miles of trails through steep, rocky mountains.  MORE INFO

Trask OHV Area

West of Portland and east of Tillamook, the Trask OHV Area has 40,000 acres open to OHV use. The trails pass through steep mountain forests covered with Douglas Firs planted after the big Tillamook forest fire.  MORE INFO

North Fork Siuslaw River

West of Eugene and northeast of Florence in the Siuslaw National Forest, there is a scenic 36 mile OHV route along the North Fork Siuslaw River that runs from tidal flats, through forests and up along a ridges set above the Rock Creek Wilderness Area.  MORE INFO

Coquille River

East of Gold Beach in the Siskiyou National Forest, there is a scenic 59 mile OHV route that follows the lower Rogue River canyon, crosses the mountains and winds along the South Fork Coquille River past numerous waterfalls.  MORE INFO

Owyhee Canyon

Southwest of Boise near Jordan Valley, there is a 71 mile OHV route that heads into Owyhee Canyon to the confluence of the Middle and North Forks with the main Owyhee River. The last few miles can be quite challenging.  MORE INFO

West Mountain Road

South of Anatone in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, the West Mountain Road is a 71 mile OHV route along ridges and narrow canyons up to 6,000 feet. There are several amazing vistas, including the Blue Mountains.  MORE INFO

High Rock Road

Near Estacada in the Mount Hood National Forest, the High Rock Road is a scenic ridgeline OHV drive above the North Fork Clackamas River and the Roaring River. The High Rock Road runs along the southern border of the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness Area.  MORE INFO

Applegate Valley OHV

Near Medford in the Siskiyou National Forest, the Applegate Valley area is very popular with 4WD vehicles. The Applegate Valley OHV trailhead is located on both sides of Jacksonville Reservoir Road.  MORE INFO

Succor Creek / Leslie Gulch

South of Fruitland near Nyssa, there is a beautiful 88 mile desert OHV route through remote canyons including Succor Creek and Leslie Gulch. Plus, the route explores the scenic gorge at the upper end of the Owyhee Reservoir.  MORE INFO