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Virtue Flat OHV Area

Friday, July 19, 2024

Other Names

Baker Field Office, Reckles Creek Loop, Elkhorn Mountains, Wallowa Mountains

Last Known StatusOpen

This high desert area offers nearly 5,000 acres of multiple use trails. The main staging area offers plenty of flat and spacious room and has a kiosk with maps, restrooms and loading ramps.

The terrain is a mix of hard packed and rocky trails, a play area and hill climbs. During the summer months the trails can get very dry and dusty so the best time to visit is after a rainfall or during the spring or fall. Camping is permitted but primitive so come prepared.

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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 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 CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep on the trail
Rule Enforcement


AreaMotorized Trails




Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityBaker City, OR
AddressRuckles Creek Loop, Baker City, OR 97814
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Baker City, OR
1) Take I-84 to Exit 302
2) Turn east off the exit ramp onto SR-86, continue 5 miles
3) Turn right (south) on Ruckles Creek Road, continue 2.5 miles
4) Staging area is on the left (north).


Contact InfoBLM - Baker Field Office
3285 11th Street
Baker City, OR 97814
(541) 523-1256
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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Virtue Flat OHV Area Trail

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Approx Size4,918 acres (8 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail30
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation3300 to 3500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has no trees.None
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has many small jumps.Many
Large JumpsThis trail has some large jumps.Some
BermsThe trail has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis BLM land has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis BLM land has no roads.None
ShadeThis BLM land has no shaded areas.None
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


Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (W)Chevron (208) 888-6061
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (W)Chevron (208) 888-6061
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (W)Oregon Trails West RV Park (541) 523-3236
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (W)Oregon Trails West RV Park (541) 523-3236
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (W)Oregon Trails West RV Park (541) 523-3236
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (W)Chevron (208) 888-6061
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