RiderPlanet USA Motorcycle And ATV Trails
HomeFind ATV TrailsATV and Dirt Bike ArticlesCalendar of ATV and Motorcycle EventsSupport CenterParts and Gear For Your Dirt Bike or ATV
Help Scroll down for trail contact information and regulations. Select a photo to enlarge.

Browns Camp OHV Area

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Alt Names

Brown's Camp, Rogers Camp, Horse Camp, University Falls, Forest Grove, Tillamook State Forest, Scoggins Creek Road, Beaver Dam Road, Lyda Camp, Firebreak Five, Stagecoach Horsecamp

Last Known StatusTemporarily Closed  (closed for fire season)

This is the eastern most OHV campground in the Tillamook State Forest and is the recommended staging area for novice and amateur OHV riders.

The area provides many types of fun trails, secluded campsites right on the banks of the creek and plenty of shade. The creek that flows through the campground is shallow and sometimes a little muddy/cloudy, and although the sharp rocks don't make it very suitable for swimming, it's deep enough do a little wading to cool off. (There is a popular swimming area down the road at the entrance to Diamond Mill OHV Area)

Most of the trails here are looped, and are marked and rated for difficulty, but bring a GPS/Radio unit anyway. There are a number of runs that are twisty and narrow, and most would also be plenty wide enough for ATVs. The trails also seemed split when necessary to offer an easy way around the deep rutted or technical spots.

Our only complaint might be that most of the turns are not well banked, so the trails didn't have a very good flow for faster riding, but that may have changed since we last visited and overall it was still very fun. Browns Camp is a great choice if you like easy woods riding. Call (503) 359-7463 for trail conditions and closure info.

Trail Map... Directions... Nearby Trails...







LOCATION

Nearest CityForest Grove, OR
Go Back To Oregon List
Street Map
Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Portland, OR
1) US 20 west toward Forest Grove
2) State Hwy 6 west to mile post 33
3) Just past mile post 33 turn left (south) on Beaver Dam Road
4) Follow signs to Browns Camp or Rogers Camp.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandState Forest

QUALITY

Prossecluded, campsite right on the bank of the creek, easy trails, most trails loop, all trails marked
Constrails not banked well, not good flow, lots of sharp loose rocks
RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Spring/Fall

TERRAIN

Square Miles31
Miles Of Trail50
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1500 to 2500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has mostly dust on typical days.Mostly
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Someall crossings have bridges, no riding in creeks
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state forest has few sand or gravel pits.Few
Single TrackThis state forest has few single track trails.Fewmostly ATV trails 4 feet wide
RoadsThis state forest has some roads.Some
IntersectionsThis trail has few intersections.Few
Rider TrafficThe state forest has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis state forest has many shaded areas.Many
Ranges/GunfireThis state forest has few shooting ranges or gunfire.Few
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
Beware of cliffs.
deep ruts, but mostly avoidable
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None
Commentmostly moderate & easy trails, all trails marked & rated, some one-way trails

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesOregon ATV Permit stickers required
Dates OpenYear-Round (Riding is discouraged during rainy season. Call (503) 359-7463 for trail conditions and closure info.)
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (99 dB)Oregon ATV noise limits apply (all vehicles limit 99 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Some AreasNot Recommended
not much available for 4x4 play
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some AreasOregon ATV Permit stickers required
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
BicyclesSome Areas
HikingSome Areas
HorsebackSome Areas
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
campground open seasonally  April 1 - November 1
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingYesNot Recommended
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on designated trails
AlcoholNo Restriction
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsSome Areas
Emergency / Law EnforcementFew/PeriodicJeep/SUV Patrol
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that you have medical insurance and carry motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before taking your vehicle to any of the locations depicted here.
CommentSome trails close periodically for logging, maintenance, or for fire season. Browns Camp has 30 sites and is the choice spot for OHV users. Rogers Camp is mainly used by horseback and mountain bike riders.

FEES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingYes
Tent: $10.00
RV: $10.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $2.00
Group campsite #23 is $25 per night, limit six vehicles
Commentself-pay stations

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (SE)Tuality Forest Grove Hospital (503) 357-2173
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (E)Gales Creek Shell (503) 357-9645
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (E)Gales Creek Shell (503) 357-9645
Potable Water WaterOn Sitepotable water
water available at campground
RV Hookups RV Hookup20-30 Miles (SE)Washington County Fair Complex (503) 648-1416
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SW)Jordan Creek (503) 815-7024
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site29 campsites, each with picnic tables & fire grate
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (E)Gales Creek Shell (503) 357-9645
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (SW)Diamond Mill
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteDevils Lake Fork Wilson River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp20-30 Miles (SE)Henry Hagg Lake Park (503) 846-8715

CONTACTS

Contact InfoOregon Department of Forestry - Forest Grove District
801 Gales Creek Road
Forest Grove, OR 97116
(503) 357-2191
(503) 359-7401
awhite@odf.state.or.us
wauble@odf.state.or.us
www.oregon.gov
Contact InfoOregon ATV Safety Education Card
(877) 772-3359
atv.info@state.or.us
www.rideatvoregon.org

COMMENTS

Moto2Go Banner

Browns Camp OHV Area Trail Photo

Browns Camp OHV Area Trail

Browns Camp OHV Area Trail Photo

Terrain example at Browns Camp OHV Area Trail

Trails are mostly smooth and rock-free.

Browns Camp OHV Area Trail Photo

Some terrain at Browns Camp OHV Area Trail

Browns Camp OHV Area Trail Photo

Browns Camp OHV Area Trail

Most of the trails are fairly smooth.

Browns Camp OHV Area Trail Photo

Woman riding a OHV at Browns Camp OHV Area Trail

Some sections are a little rough but nothing too difficult.

Browns Camp OHV Area Trail Photo

OHV at Browns Camp OHV Area Trail

Browns Camp OHV Area Trail Photo

OHV at Browns Camp OHV Area Trail

The trails are a lot of fun!

Browns Camp OHV Area Trail Photo

OHV at Browns Camp OHV Area Trail

Browns Camp OHV Area Trail Photo

Terrain example at Browns Camp OHV Area Trail

This is an example of one of the trailheads. The trails are marked and rated for difficulty.

Browns Camp OHV Area Trail Photo

OHV at Browns Camp OHV Area Trail

Browns Camp OHV Area Trail Photo

OHV at Browns Camp OHV Area Trail

Browns Camp OHV Area Trail Photo

Amenities at Browns Camp OHV Area Trail

This is the entrance to the Browns Campground. There are campsites located all around the looped road but there are also more sites if you continue straight ahead.

Browns Camp OHV Area Trail Photo

OHV at Browns Camp OHV Area Trail

Trails are marked, rated and form nice long loops.

Browns Camp OHV Area Trail Photo

OHV at Browns Camp OHV Area Trail

Most of the trails are rut-free however the few that have bypasses.

Browns Camp OHV Area Trail Photo

OHV at Browns Camp OHV Area Trail

Trying to climb this gravel pit is quite the challenge.

Browns Camp OHV Area Trail Photo

Amenities at Browns Camp OHV Area Trail

During the summer months this is an active quarry.  It appears as though it's used as a shooting range in the off season.

© 2005-2015 RiderPlanet LLC. All Rights Reserved. Home  |   ATV Trails  |   Articles  |   Calendar  |   Support Center  |   Motorcycle Parts & Gear