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McCubbins Gulch OHV Area

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Other Names

Mt. Hood National Forest, Barlow Ranger District, Warm Springs Indian Reservation

Last Known StatusOpen

This part of the Mt. Hood National Forest offers about 70+ miles of narrow and twisty single track and about 50 miles of ATV trails. Vegetation mostly consists of a pine and conifer forest. Trails are mostly smooth and fast with some sections of lava rock.

The trail system has three staging areas. McCubbins Gulch Campground has direct trail access and can accomodate trailers up to 25 feet. Please note that this area is located near the Warm Springs Indian Reservation and a permit is required to access tribal lands.

This trail system closes during fire season which usually begins around late July through mid September and December 1 through March 31 to help protect deer winter range. Exact dates vary each year so call first before heading out.

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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 WidthYes (50 inches)
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 & SXSProhibited
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 BlazingProhibitedstay on designated trails
Rule Enforcement


Approx Size12,800 acres (20 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail120
Climate TypeForest
Elevation2800 to 3300 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not 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 some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has mostly dust on typical days.Mostlycan get dry and dusty during dry weather
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has many single track trails.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 (NW)Chevron (503) 337-2277
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (NW)Chevron (503) 337-2277
Potable Water WaterOn SiteMcCubbins Gulch Day Use Area
RV Hookups RV Hookup20-30 Miles (E)Maupin City Park (541) 395-2252
RV Dump Station RV DisposalMaupin, OR
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteMcCubbins Gulch Campground
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (NW)Chevron (503) 337-2277


EntryYes ($10.00 per vehicle)
Day Use Pass
Tent: $16.00
RV: $16.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $8.00
McCubbins Gulch Campground Fees


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


Nearest CityMaupin, OR
AddressWapinitia Hwy, Maupin, OR 97037
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Portland, OR
1) Take US-26 East about 55 miles
2) Turn left (east) on SR-216, continue 5 miles
3) Turn left (north-east) on NF-2110, continue about .5 miles
4) Turn left (north) on Frog Creek Road, continue about .5 miles toward day use area or continue past Frog Creek Road about .5 miles, turn left (north) on NF-2110, follow toward McCubbins Gulch Campground.


Contact InfoMt. Hood National Forest - Barlow Ranger District
16400 Champion Way
780 NE Court Street, OR 97021
(541) 467-2291
Contact InfoOregon ATV Safety Education Card
(877) 772-3359
Contact InfoWarm Springs Reservation Natural Resources Department
1233 Veterans Street
Warm Springs, OR 97761
(541) 553-3300
(541) 553-2000
Commentpermit required to fish or recreate on tribal land
Contact InfoOregon State Parks Online Store
725 Summer Street NE, Suite C
Salem, OR 97301
(800) 551-6949


McCubbins Gulch Trail Photo

McCubbins Gulch OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 7/5/2012 (Thanks!)

McCubbins Gulch Trail Photo

McCubbins Gulch OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 7/12/2014 (Thanks!)

McCubbins Gulch Trail Photo

McCubbins Gulch OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 2/27/2016 (Thanks!)

McCubbins Gulch Trail Photo

McCubbins Gulch OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 2/27/2016 (Thanks!)

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