Deschutes National Forest: East Fort Rock OHV Area
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 trail heads, and four designated play areas. It provides 318 miles of trail for casual and competitive use covering about 110,000 acres and ranging 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 from 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.
This riding area is located in the high desert and consists of rolling hills interspersed with lava flows. Vegetation ranges from open sagebrush to bitterbrush/ponderosa pine to thick lodgepole stands. Scenic views and wildlife abound. Riders are required to have a spark arrester, be muffled under 99 db and have a current registration. Riders are encouraged to call ahead for current conditions before traveling to the area. Rangers are on patrol to provide education and enforcement.
Trail Uses & Sizes:
318 miles of trails are open to Class I and III ATVs. Four Pit/play areas: Groundhog Quarry, Sabol Butte, South Cinder Cone, Ice Quarry.