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Blue Mountain OHV Trails

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Other Names

Elk Creek Campground, South Fork Burnt River, South Fork Campground, Oregon Campground, South Sister Creek, Middle Sister Creek, North Sister Creek, Road Creek, Wallowa Whitman National Forest, Unity District, Whitman Ranger District, Burnt River Watershed, Pole Creek

Last Known StatusOpen

This part of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest offers one main OHV trail that is about 50 miles long with several short side loops. Most sections of the trail system is fairly smooth and hard packed with several bridge crossings.

The trail system has three designated campgrounds that provide direct trail access. South Fork and Elk Creek Campground are located at the southern part of the trail system but also border a scenic river which boasts good fishing several hiking trails to explore. Oregon Campground provides access to the northern part of the trail system and also has a loading ramp.

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Permit RequiredYesOregon ATV Permit stickers required
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedYesAn operating permit issued for another state will be honored, but only if the issuing state also honors Oregon operating permits. (As of October 1, 2021, Oregon no longer honors stickers from Washington.) (AZ, CA, ID, IN, MO, NV, PA, SC, UT, VT)
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (99 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)has entrance gate and narrow terrain
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4 & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
ProhibitedOregon ATV Permit stickers required
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep vehicle on trail
Rule Enforcement


Miles Of Trail56
Climate TypeForest
Elevation4600 to 5200 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard PackThe trail has little hard pack terrain.Little
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has few sand or gravel pits.Few
Single TrackThis national forest has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis national forest has no roads.None
ShadeThis national forest has many shaded areas.Many
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest


Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SE)Burnt River Market, Motel and RV Park (541) 446-3660
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SE)Burnt River Market, Motel and RV Park (541) 446-3660
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SE)Burnt River Market, Motel and RV Park (541) 446-3660
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SE)Burnt River Market, Motel and RV Park (541) 446-3660
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SE)Burnt River Market, Motel and RV Park (541) 446-3660
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SE)Burnt River Market, Motel and RV Park (541) 446-3660


Tent: $15.00
RV: $15.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
South Fork Campground - $15/night, Oregon Campground - $10/night, Elk Creek - Free


Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
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Nearest CityUnity, OR
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Unity, OR
For Oregon Campground:
1) US-26 North about 10 miles
2) Campground entrance is on the right (north).

For South Fork Campground:
1) Take Burnt River Road (County Road 600) west about 8 miles
2) Campground entrance is on the left (south).

For Elk Creek Campground:
3) Continue west past South Fork Campground about .5 miles
4) Campground entrance is on the left (south).


Contact InfoWallowa Whitman National Forest - Whitman Ranger District
38470 Pine Town Lane
Halfway, OR 97834
(541) 523-6391
Contact InfoOregon ATV Safety Education Card
(877) 772-3359
Contact InfoOregon State Parks Online Store
725 Summer Street NE, Suite C
Salem, OR 97301
(800) 551-6949


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Blue Mountain OHV Trails

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Blue Mountain Trail Photo

Blue Mountain OHV Trails

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Blue Mountain Trail Photo

Blue Mountain OHV Trails

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Blue Mountain OHV Trails

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