Siskiyou National Forest: Mcgrew Trail

To Get There: McGrew Trail

The McGrew Trail is accessed by driving (from Grants Pass) south on highway 199 to the town of O'brien, turn right (west) on county road #5550, the Lone Mountain Road. (This road becomes Forest Road #4402). Proceed approximately 4 miles to Forest Road 4402-019. McGrew Trail requires high clearance vehicles and four-wheel drive. There is a wet season closure on this road to reduce the threat of spreading Port Orford cedar root rot.

 

Site Description: The McGrew Trail is an extremely ruff and rocky trail that requires a minimal of 6 hours to drive. It is best traveled from East to West. The trail has a couple of sloughs that are best left for the dedicated rock machine and very experienced drivers. Most choose to take the by-passes. The trail ends close to Sourdough Campground. McGrew is best experienced in high clearance 4 wheel drives. Class I's are not recommened due to the heavy rock and Class III should only be riding by the most experienced riders. McGrew is extremely remote trail. Travel on the trail is not recommened for single vehilces.
Trail Uses & Sizes: Approximately 29 miles of trail for Class II and III ATVs.
Season: There is a wet season closure on this road to reduce the threat of spreading Port Orford cedar root rot.
Fees: Off-Road Class II sticker required.
On-Site Facilities: Sourdough Campground is a primitive campground.

 

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
PO Box 440, Grants Pass, 97526, Oregon
Telephone
541 471 6500
Land
Public
Siskiyou National Forest
Trail Miles
29
Vehicles
ATV, Dirt Bike, Truck, UTV
Terrain
General Trail, Hills, Rocks
Skill Level
Intermediate, Experienced
Amenities
Camping
Directions
To Get There: McGrew Trail
The McGrew Trail is accessed by driving (from Grants Pass) south on highway 199 to the town of O'brien, turn right (west) on county road #5550, the Lone Mountain Road. (This road becomes Forest Road #4402). Proceed approximately 4 miles to Forest Road 4402-019. McGrew Trail requires high clearance vehicles and four-wheel drive. There is a wet season closure on this road to reduce the threat of spreading Port Orford cedar root rot.
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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