RiderPlanet USA Motorcycle And ATV Trails
HomeFind ATV TrailsATV and Dirt Bike ArticlesCalendar of ATV and Motorcycle EventsSupport CenterDonate
Help Scroll down for OHV area contact information and regulations. Select a photo to enlarge.

Mount Emily Recreation Area

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Alt Names

Mt. Emily, Blue Mountains, Union County, Fox Hill Campground, MERA

Last Known StatusOpen

This new offroad area offers about 25 miles of designated OHV trails on 3,670 acres. The area is divided into two sections, the western half is open to motorized use while the eastern section is open to non-motorized use. The property also borders the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest which has additional riding opportunities.

There are a couple staging areas but the preferred access point for OHVs is located off of Fox Hill Road, which also has a primitive campground and plenty of turnaround room for large trailers. The other staging area is located at Igo Lane, but this trailhead is limited to passenger cars and there is no turnaround room.

There is no fee charged for camping or riding but machines must display a current Oregon ATV Permit and riders must have an Oregon ATV Safety Education Card.

Detailed Trail Map

OHV Area Map... Driving Map... Best Nearby OHV Areas...

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityLa Grande, OR
AddressFox Hill Road, La Grande, OR 97850
Go Back To Oregon List
Street Map
Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: La Grande, OR
1) Take 2nd Street north about .5 miles
2) Turn left (west) onto Black Hawk Trail Lane, continue about 1.5 miles (road name changes to Fox Hill Road)
3) Staging area and campground entrance is on the right (east).

*Note: Fox Hill Road has a 17% steep grade. 4WD is recommended if towing a heavy load or trailer.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail, Track
LandCounty Land

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Square Miles6
Miles Of Trail25
Climate TypeForest
Elevation3750 to 4800 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis OHV area has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe OHV area has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis OHV area has no sandy areas.None
MudThe OHV area has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe OHV area has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis OHV area has some rocks.Some
TreesThe OHV area has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis OHV area has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe OHV area has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis OHV area has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis OHV area has no large jumps.None
BermsThe OHV area has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis county land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis county land has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis county land has no roads.None
IntersectionsThis OHV area has few intersections.Few
Rider TrafficThe county land has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis county land has some shaded areas.Some
HazardsThis OHV area has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis OHV area has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis OHV area has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis OHV area has little expert terrain.Little
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum
CommentKids Track

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesOregon ATV Permit stickers required
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (99 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
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)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
PermittedOregon ATV Permit stickers required
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Some Areas
Helmets RequiredYes
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
camping permitted at Fox Hill Campground
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areaspermitted in designated fire rings at Fox Hill Campground
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedno trailblazing
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (S)Grande Ronde Hospital (541) 963-8421
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (S)Shell (541) 963-9616
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (S)Shell (541) 963-9616
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (SE)La Grande Rendezvous RV Resort (800) 276-6873
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (SE)La Grande Rendezvous RV Resort (800) 276-6873
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (SE)La Grande Rendezvous RV Resort (800) 276-6873
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteFox Hill Campground (541) 963-1016
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (S)Shell (541) 963-9616
Swimming Swim AreaLa Grande, OR
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat RampLa Grande, OR

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoUnion County Public Works
10513 N Mcalister Road
Island City, OR 97850
(541) 963-1016
schambers@union-county.org
union-county.org
Contact InfoEastern Oregon ATV Association
P.O. Box 571
La Grande, OR 97850
(541) 805-0172
mbarber@eoni.com
www.eoatva.org
Contact InfoOregon ATV Safety Education Card
(877) 772-3359
atv.info@state.or.us
www.rideatvoregon.org

RECENT COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Mount Emily OHV Area Photo

Mount Emily Recreation Area

Photo Submitted 10/24/2015 (Thanks!)

Mount Emily OHV Area Photo

Mount Emily Recreation Area

Photo Submitted 10/24/2015 (Thanks!)

Mount Emily OHV Area Photo

Mount Emily Recreation Area

Photo Submitted 10/24/2015 (Thanks!)

Mount Emily OHV Area Photo

Mount Emily Recreation Area

Photo Submitted 10/24/2015 (Thanks!)

Mount Emily OHV Area Photo

Mount Emily Recreation Area

Photo Submitted 10/24/2015 (Thanks!)

Mount Emily OHV Area Photo

Mount Emily Recreation Area

Photo Submitted 10/24/2015 (Thanks!)

© 2016 Powered by Misirena Digital, LLC Home  |   ATV Trails  |   Articles  |   Calendar  |   Support Center  |   Good Stuff