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Edison Butte OHV Trail System

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Other 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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Permit RequiredYesOregon ATV Permit stickers required
Dates OpenApril 1 - November 30
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 WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4 & Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
PermittedOregon 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 CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on the trail
Rule Enforcement


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


AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest


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




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


Nearest CityBend, OR
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
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.


Contact InfoCentral Oregon OHV Operations
(541) 383-4010
Comment24-Hour OHV Trail Hotline
Contact InfoDeschutes National Forest - Bend / Fort Rock Ranger District
63095 Deschutes Market Road
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 383-5300
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


Edison Butte Trail Photo

Edison Butte OHV Trail System

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

Edison Butte Trail Photo

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!)

Edison Butte Trail Photo

Edison Butte OHV Trail System

Photo Submitted 4/1/2022 (Thanks!)

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