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Edison Butte OHV Trail System

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Alt Names

Deschutes National Forest, Mt. Bachelor, Sheridan Mountain, Kwolh Butte, Little Lake, Lava Lake, Tot Mountain

Last Known StatusOpen

This area offers miles of two way traffic trails that wind through a dense ponderosa pine and hemlock forest. The terrain consists mostly of loose chunk rock and lava ridges with some technical uphill and downhill climbs.

Sheridan Mountain and Kwohl Butte are two ski shelters to discover that provide scenic mountain views. The trail system is open to motorized use April 1 through November 30 but the best time to visit is between 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 CityBend, 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.


LandNational Forest


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Permit RequiredYesOregon ATV Permit stickers required
Dates OpenApril 1 - November 30
Reciprocity OfferedYesAn operating permit issued for another state will be honored, but only if the issuing state also honors Oregon operating permits.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (99 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (80 inches)has entrance gate or posts
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
(maximum width 80 inches)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep on designated trails
Emergency / Law Enforcement
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.




Contact InfoCentral Oregon OHV Operations
1230 NE 3rd Street Suite A-262
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 383-4010
CommentTrail Status Hotline
Contact InfoDeschutes And Ochoco NF - Bend / Fort Rock Ranger District
1230 NE 3rd Street, Suite A-262
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 383-4000
Contact InfoOregon ATV Safety Education Card
(877) 772-3359


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Edison Butte OHV Trail System

Photo Submitted 10/25/2014 (A great shot. Thanks!)

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Edison Butte OHV Trail System

Photo Submitted 2/24/2013 (Thanks!)

Edison Butte Trail Photo

Edison Butte OHV Trail System

Photo Submitted 10/25/2014 (Thanks!)


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Approx Size32,000 acres (50 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail25
Climate TypeForest
Elevation5000 to 7200 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 little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Single TrackThis national forest has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis national forest has some roads.Some
ShadeThis national forest has almost all shaded areas.All
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some


First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (NE)St. Charles Medical Center (541) 382-4321
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SE)Crossroads Station (541) 593-8767
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SE)Crossroads Station (541) 593-8767
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SE)Snowy River RV Park (541) 593-2597
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SE)Snowy River RV Park (541) 593-2597
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SE)Snowy River RV Park (541) 593-2597
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SE)Crossroads Station (541) 593-8767
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (W)Lava Lake (541) 383-5300 or (541) 416-6500
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (W)Lava Lake Boat Ramp (541) 383-5300 or (541) 416-6500
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