Rogue River National Forest: Prospect OHV Trail System

 

Site Description: The Prospect OHV Trail System lies on the Prospect Ranger District of the Rogue River National Forest. Trails are well signed, mapped, and provide a full range of difficulty from easiest to most difficult. There are four staging areas, and one designated play area. It provides approximately 219 miles of trail for casual family use covering about 125,00 acres, and ranging in elevation from 2600 to 6300 feet.

Portions of the trail system are designed for Class I ATV’s (quads), Class II ATV’s (more than 50” in width, or more than 800 lbs), and Class III ATV’s (motorcycles less than 50” in width). It is important to note that the Prospect system is not an OHV park. Off-Highway-Vehicles are allowed on designated routes and areas only during specified times. Any OHV’s traveling off the designated routes or during the closed season for any purpose will be considered in violation. The trails are also open to other uses such as horses, mountain bikes, and other recreationists. Please watch for others and ride sharefully.

The trail system is open July 1 through October 15. It is comprised of approximately 213 miles of trail and shared-use forest roads (roads that are open to both OHV’s and public traffic). The Woodruff Play Area is open between June 15
through November 30. The play area contains a sandpit, and approximately 6 miles of trail opportunities including a moto-cross track, and a learner’s loop (both open to Class I and Class III only). However, the play area falls within the Prospect Green Dot Area, which restricts motor vehicle access to designated roads during elk hunting season. The play area is closed during this ten-day season in late October. During the season, some trails may be periodically closed for maintenance or reconstruction.

The Prospect System is located in the high Cascade mountain range. Vegetation at the low elevation consists of a pine/hemlock forest with the high elevation vegetation being fir/hemlock. Panoramic scenic views are available on top of Red Blanket and Huckleberry mountains. Wildlife sightings consist of deer, elk, bear, and an occasional cougar.

Riders are required to have an appropriate ATV permit, be muffled under 99 decibels, and to have a spark arrestor. Rangers are on patrol to provide education and enforcement.

Trail Uses & Sizes: 175 miles of the trail system is open to Class I ATV’s; 72 miles of the system is open to Class II ATV’s (the entire 72 miles is on shared-use roads); and the entire 219 miles of the system is open to Class III ATV’s. The system also includes one play area: Woodruff.

Season: Summer Fall

Fees: None

On-Site Facilities: Facilities consist of one primary staging area, three secondary staging areas, one day-use area, and one developed campground open to OHV’ers (an additional existing campground is under consideration for use). All facilities have associated parking areas, information boards, and restroom facilities.

Class 1 Permits

Class I Permit
Defined:

Operator requirements:
 
  • Youth under age 16 must be supervised by an adult over age 18 who is able to provide immediate assistance and direction to the children, and ...
  • Youth and any passengers under age 18 must wear a helmet with the chin strap fastened.
  • Operators with a suspended or revoked drivers license may not operate any class I, II, or III ATV.
 
 
 
    
      Permit fee: $10 (Most permit agents charge an extra .50)
      Permit agents: See the latest
permit agent list.

Class 2 Permits
 
Class II Permit
Defined:
 Jeeps traveling on an unmaintained dirt road.

Operator requirements:

  • A valid driver´s license.
  • Operators with a suspended or revoked drivers license may not operate any class I, II, or III ATV.
  • Check with law enforcement officials in the area you wish to ride for any special requirements.
  • Uninsured Class II off-road vehicles should contact Department of Motor Vehicles for more information.
      Permit fee: $10 (Most permit agents charge an extra .50)
      Permit agents: See the latest 
permit agent list.

Class 3 Permits
Class III Permit
Defined:

Operator requirements:
 
  • Must be at least 7 years of age
  • Youth under age 16 must be supervised by an adult over age 18 who is able to provide immediate assistance and direction to the children, and ...
  • Youth and any passengers under age 18 must wear a helmet with the chin strap fastened.
  • Operators with a suspended or revoked drivers license may not operate any class I, II, or III ATV.
 
 
 
    
      Permit fee: $10 (Most permit agents charge an extra .50)
      Permit agents: See the latest
permit agent list.

Address
47201 Hwy 62, Prospect, 97536, Oregon
Telephone
541 560 3400
Land
Public
Rogue River National Forest
Trail Miles
219
Acres
12,500
Vehicles
ATV, Dirt Bike, Truck, UTV
Terrain
General Trail, Hills, Mud Bog
Skill Level
Easy, Intermediate, Experienced
Amenities
Camping, Pavilion, Restrooms, Pets
Hours
The trail system is open July 1 - Oct 15.
Woodruff Play Area is open June 15 - Nov 30.
Directions
To Get There: Prospect OHV Trail System
From Medford:

Follow State Highway 62 east about 51 miles. Turn left on forest road 68 (paved) at the Woodruff junction. Follow forest road 68 approximately 1 mile, and then turn right following the signs to the Woodruff OHV Staging Area.

From Klamath Falls:

Follow State Highway 97 north about 23 miles. Turn left on State Highway 62 and follow for about 49 miles. Turn right on forest road 68 (paved) at the Woodruff junction. Follow forest road 68 approximately 1 mile, and then turn right following the signs to the Woodruff OHV Staging Area.

Riding Requirements
Class 1 Permits

Class I Permit
Defined:

For vehicles 50" wide or less, and ...
Dry weight of 800 pounds or less.
Have saddle or seat.
Travels on three or four tires.
Meet the safety equipment standards for off road vehicles.

Operator requirements:


Youth under age 16 must be supervised by an adult over age 18 who is able to provide immediate assistance and direction to the children, and ...
Youth and any passengers under age 18 must wear a helmet with the chin strap fastened.
Operators with a suspended or revoked drivers license may not operate any class I, II, or III ATV.




Permit fee: $10 (Most permit agents charge an extra .50)
Permit agents: See the latest permit agent list.






Class 2 Permits


Class II Permit
Defined:

For vehicles more than 50" wide, or ...
Dry weight of more than 800 pounds.
Meet the safety equipment standards for off road vehicles.

Operator requirements:


A valid driver´s license.
Operators with a suspended or revoked drivers license may not operate any class I, II, or III ATV.
Check with law enforcement officials in the area you wish to ride for any special requirements.
Uninsured Class II off-road vehicles should contact Department of Motor Vehicles for more information.
Permit fee: $10 (Most permit agents charge an extra .50)
Permit agents: See the latest permit agent list.






Class 3 Permits

Class III Permit
Defined:

For vehicles riding on two tires
Dry weight of less than 600 pounds.
Meet the safety equipment standards for off road vehicles.

Operator requirements:


Must be at least 7 years of age

Youth under age 16 must be supervised by an adult over age 18 who is able to provide immediate assistance and direction to the children, and ...
Youth and any passengers under age 18 must wear a helmet with the chin strap fastened.
Operators with a suspended or revoked drivers license may not operate any class I, II, or III ATV.




Permit fee: $10 (Most permit agents charge an extra .50)
Permit agents: See the latest permit agent list.


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