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Prospect OHV Trail System

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Other Names

Woodruff OHV Trail System, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, High Cascades Ranger District

Last Known StatusOpen

When it comes to woods riding, this will always be among our top ten favorites. The deer and wildlife that can be seen up close, the beautiful Rogue River, the natural swimming and fishing holes, friendly people and cooler temperatures will make anyone want to shop for real estate in southern Oregon.

This area is huge, and has lots of well maintained trails, each looped, marked, and rated for difficulty, and it's legal to ride on the road to get from trail to trail. Speaking of trails, don't miss this one - "The Maze". It's a fast smooth and narrow twisty that winds through the trees near the staging area. With lots of ups and downs and berms in every corner, it was so fun we blasted it twice, and didn't remember to get a single photo.

Nearby Crater Lake boasts water from glacier ice that was melted millions of years ago, and offers some great recreation and sight seeing opportunities.

The trail system and play area temporarily closes three days prior to elk hunting season during the third week of October but call first before heading out as dates may vary.

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***ANNOUNCEMENTS*** (October 2021)

 * 2021 Green Dot Seasonal Closure 

The 2021 the green dot/elk seasonal closure is November 3 through November 12. The Woodruff Play Area and Northern Trail sections will reopen for riding on Saturday, November 13. The trail system will close for the season on Tuesday, November 30. For more information call (541) 560-3400.



REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesOregon ATV Permit stickers required
Dates OpenJuly 1 - Mid October (Woodruff June 15 - Nov 30) excluding green dot road closure associated with General Rifle Elk Season.
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedYesAn operating permit issued for another state will be honored, but only if the issuing state also honors Oregon operating permits. (AZ, CA, ID, IN, MO, NV, PA, SC, UT, VT, WA)
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (99 dB)Oregon ATV noise limits apply (all vehicles limit 99 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)has entrance gate or posts
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 & SXSSome Areas(maximum width 50 inches)
permitted on designated forest service roads
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4 & Jeeps (registered)Some AreasNot Recommended
permitted on designated forest service roads
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some AreasOregon ATV Permit stickers required
(maximum width 50 inches)
permitted on designated forest service roads
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 CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedvehicles must stay on trail
AlcoholProhibited
Rule EnforcementFew/PeriodicDedicated Rangers/Officers
Jeep/SUV Patrol
Commentsome trails are motorcycle only
firearms prohibited during riding season
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TERRAIN

Approx Size125,000 acres (195 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail250
Climate TypeForest
Elevation2600 to 6300 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard PackThe trail has little hard pack terrain.Little
SandThis trail has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe trail has mostly mud after it rains.Mostly
DustThe trail has mostly dust on typical days.Mostly
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has few sand or gravel pits.Few
Single TrackThis national forest has few single track trails.Few
RoadsThis national forest has few roads.Few
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe national forest has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis national forest has many shaded areas.Many
Ranges/GunfireThis national forest has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
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

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (S)Prospect Service Center (541) 560-3210
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (S)Prospect Service Center (541) 560-3210
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (S)Abbot Creek Campground (541) 560-3400
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (S)Prospect RV Park (541) 560-3399
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (S)Prospect RV Park (541) 560-3399
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (S)Abbot Creek Campground (541) 560-3400
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (S)Cascade Gorge Store (541) 560-4144

FEES & PASSES

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

RATINGS

Prosgreat natural scenery, windy trails with berms, nice woods, trails, soft dirt trails, variety of terrain, ride legally on highway to different areas
Consdusty, not many services, trails are a little confusing, navigation a bit challenging
Our RatingRatingExcellent
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityProspect, OR
AddressAbbott Creek Road, Prospect, OR 97536
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Klamath Falls, OR
1) Take US-97 North about 23 miles
2) Turn east on SR-62, continue about 50 miles
3) Turn right (west) on Abbott Creek Road, proceed toward Woodruff OHV staging area.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoProspect OHV Trail System Hotline
(541) 560-3456
Contact InfoRogue River National Forest - High Cascades Ranger District
47201 Hwy 62
Prospect, OR 97536
(541) 560-3400
mailroom_r6_rogue_river@fs.fed.us
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact InfoOregon ATV Safety Education Card
(877) 772-3359
www.oregon.gov

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

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Prospect OHV Trail System

The river was beautiful, clear, and inviting (but respect it's power).  It could be seen and accessed from many points throughout the area.  This particular shot was taken from the bridge on the road.

Prospect Trail Photo

Prospect OHV Trail System

This sign was entertaining. There was actually not a boring trail in the whole place. All of the trails and scenery were really top notch.

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Prospect OHV Trail System

This is the main staging area.  It was large and level with a nice layer of gravel. It was well maintained, just like the trails.

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OHV at Prospect OHV Trail System

Some of the trails were a little dusty in parts, but still a lot of fun.  Most of the good trails were deeper in the woods and thus not so dry.

Prospect Trail Photo

Prospect OHV Trail System

The place just had tons of great woods single track and narrow trails with a lot of good dips and rises, not just turns.

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Scenic view at Prospect OHV Trail System

Overall the area is mostly deep forest riding, but there were a few nice meadows like this one and they were a nice change of scenery.

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OHV at Prospect OHV Trail System

The trails were pretty strictly maintained, at least near the staging area, with bridges over some water crossings.

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OHV at Prospect OHV Trail System

Yes. Riding on the road is legal here, and you'll need to do it occasionally to get from trail to trail.  Very fun indeed, but don't abuse it.

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Scenic view of Prospect OHV Trail System

Nearby Crater Lake is a national attraction.  It is worth driving up there to take a look.  The whole area was gorgeous and worth seeing.

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OHV at Prospect OHV Trail System

This open play area was located near the main staging area.  It had a big sand bowl with some small jumps in the middle.

Prospect Trail Photo

OHV at Prospect OHV Trail System

This is one of the main trails so it obviously gets a lot of traffic.  It was pretty dusty but it had a long series of soft turns with powdery berms.

Prospect Trail Photo

OHV crossing the water at Prospect OHV Trail System

This is another view of the play pit near the staging area.  We had a lot of fun doing little 'drop in' jumps.

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