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Edison Butte OHV Trail System

Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Alt Names Deschutes National Forest, Mt. Bachelor, Sheridan Mountain, Kwolh Butte, Little Lake, Lava Lake, Tot Mountain
Last Known Status Open

This area offers miles of two way traffic trails that wind through a dense ponderosa pine and hemlock forest. The terrain consists largly of loose and lava ridges and can be technical in some sections.

Sheridan Mountain and Kwohl Butte are two ski shelters to discover that offer scenic mountain views. The trail system is open to OHV use April 1 through November 30 but the best time to visit is June through October.

Camping and parking space for large RVs or trailers can be found at the Edison Sno-Park parking lot.

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Nearest City Bend, OR
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From: Bend, OR
1) Take CR-46 west (Cascade Lakes Hwy) about 16 miles toward the Sunriver exit
2) Turn left (south) on NF-45 (Edison Ice Cave Road), continue about 4 miles
3) Look for the Edison Sno-Park parking signs, stage here.
Area Trail
Land National Forest
Rating Rating    Good    
Recommended Stay Full Day
Permit Required Yes Oregon ATV Permit stickers required
Dates Open April 1 - November 30
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes (99 dB)
Whip Flags Not Required
Maximum Vehicle Width Yes (80 inches)
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Permitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Permitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Permitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered) Some Areas
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted Oregon ATV Permit stickers required
(maximum width 80 inches)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets Required Yes
Bicycles No Restriction
Hiking No Restriction
Horseback No Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping No Restriction (camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night Riding Unknown
Cross Country Prohibited stay on trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance *Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.
Parking ($0.00)
Entry No ($0.00)
Riding No ($0.00)
Camping No ($0.00)
Contact Info Central Oregon OHV Operations
1230 NE 3rd Street Suite A-262
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 383-4010
Comment 24-Hour OHV Trail Hotline
Contact Info Deschutes & Ochoco NF - Bend / Fort Rock Ranger District
1230 NE 3rd Street, Suite A-262
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 383-4000
Contact Info Oregon ATV Safety Education Card
(877) 772-3359
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Edison Butte OHV Trail System

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Edison Butte OHV Trail System Photo

Edison Butte OHV Trail System

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Edison Butte OHV Trail System

Photo Submitted 10/25/2014 (Thanks!)

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Square Miles 50
Miles Of Trail 25
Climate Type Forest
Elevation 5000 to 7200 ft.
Trail Maintenance Marked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose Dirt This trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard Pack The trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
Sand This trail has no sandy areas.None
Mud The trail has some mud after it rains.Some
Dust The trail has little dust on typical days.Little
Rocks This trail has little rocks.Little
Trees The trail has almost all trees.All
Single Track This national forest has some single track trails.Some
Roads This national forest has some roads.Some
Shade This national forest has almost all shaded areas.All
Hazards This trail has few hazards.Few (hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain Novice This trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain Amateur This trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain Expert This trail has some expert terrain.Some

First Aid First Aid 5-20 Miles (NE) St. Charles Medical Center (541) 382-4321
Gasoline Gasoline 5-20 Miles (SE) Crossroads Station (541) 593-8767
Diesel Diesel 5-20 Miles (SE) Crossroads Station (541) 593-8767
Potable Water Water 5-20 Miles (SE) Snowy River RV Park (541) 593-2597
RV Hookups RV Hookup 5-20 Miles (SE) Snowy River RV Park (541) 593-2597
RV Dump Station RV Disposal 5-20 Miles (SE) Snowy River RV Park (541) 593-2597
Primitive Camping Campground On Site
Convenience Store Conv Store 5-20 Miles (SE) Crossroads Station (541) 593-8767
Swimming Swim Area 5-20 Miles (W) Lava Lake (541) 383-5300 or (541) 416-6500
Body of Water Water Body On Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 5-20 Miles (W) Lava Lake Boat Ramp (541) 383-5300 or (541) 416-6500

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