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Crane Mountain OHV

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Other Names

Crane Mountain National Recreation Trail, Crane Mountain Trailhead, Crane Mountain Trail, Fremont National Forrest, Lakeview, Gooselake, Crane Mountain Nrt #161, Crane Mountain National Recreation Trail #161

Last Known StatusOpen

Fire roads and logging trails make up most of this area. There are not as many trails as you might expect, because many are dead ends or are blocked by snow well into the summer. If you wait until late summer this place offers some short sections of expert level single track, mountain top views of Goose Lake, remote camping, cool temps, no crowds and some wildlife (including some ferocious insects!). The peak is a popular hang gliding spot and the nearby town of Lakeview is tourist friendly.

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REGULATIONS

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. (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)narrow terrain
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 & SXSPermittedNot Recommended
(maximum width 50 inches)
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 CampfiresNo Restrictionburn season permitting
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep vehicle on trail
AlcoholNo Restriction
Rule EnforcementNone
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TERRAIN

Approx Size96,000 acres (150 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail15
Climate TypeForest
Elevation5000 to 8400 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has few single track trails.Few
RoadsThis national forest has few roads.Few
IntersectionsThis trail has few intersections.Few
Rider TrafficThe national forest has no rider traffic on typical days.None
ShadeThis national forest has almost all shaded areas.All
Ranges/GunfireThis national forest has few shooting ranges or gunfire.Few
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has little intermediate level terrain.Little
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None
Commentupper trails & single track trails have snow mounds on them, even in July

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (NW)Shell (541) 947-4899
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (NW)Shell (541) 947-4899
Potable Water Water20-30 Miles (NW)potable water
Junipers Reservoir RV Resort (541) 947-2050
RV Hookups RV Hookup20-30 Miles (NW)Junipers Reservoir RV Resort (541) 947-2050
RV Dump Station RV Disposal20-30 Miles (NW)Junipers Reservoir RV Resort (541) 947-2050
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteWillowcreek Campground
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (NW)Westside Country Store (541) 947-3606

FEES & PASSES

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

RATINGS

Prosgood scenery, no crowds, privacy, easy trails, copol temps in summer
Consbugs!! little ? terrain, most trails are short (1-2 miles thend)
Our RatingRatingFair
Recommended StayFull Day
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityLakeview, OR
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Street Map
Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Lakeview, OR
1) Take 395 North about 5 miles
2) Turn right (east) on Hwy 140/Warner Hwy, continue 8 miles
3) Turn right (south) on Warner Road, follow pavement (bearing sharp right) until it ends (aprox 5-6 miles)
4) Continue straight on FSRD 3915, approx 6 miles.
(Willow Creek Campground)
5) Right on 4011. Campground is on right 1 mile, staging area 2 miles.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoFremont - Winema National Forests - Lakeview Ranger District
1301 South G Street
Lakeview, OR 97630
(541) 947-2151
mailroom_r6_fremont@fs.fed.us
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact InfoOregon ATV Safety Education Card
(877) 772-3359
atv.info@state.or.us
www.oregon.gov

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Crane Mountain Trail Photo

Crane Mountain OHV Trail

Scenic views like this can be found throughout the area.

Crane Mountain Trail Photo

OHV at Crane Mountain OHV Trail

Crane Mountain Trail Photo

Scenic view of Crane Mountain OHV Trail

Crane Mountain Trail Photo

OHV at Crane Mountain OHV Trail

We visited this area in July and some portions were still snow covered.

Crane Mountain Trail Photo

Some terrain at Crane Mountain OHV Trail

Trails like this are often closed due to snow well until late summer

Crane Mountain Trail Photo

OHV at Crane Mountain OHV Trail

Crane Mountain Trail Photo

OHV at Crane Mountain OHV Trail

Crane Mountain Trail Photo

OHV at Crane Mountain OHV Trail

Fallen timber is plentiful in this area.

Crane Mountain Trail Photo

OHV at Crane Mountain OHV Trail

Crane Mountain Trail Photo

OHV at Crane Mountain OHV Trail

Doing a little rock crawling.

Crane Mountain Trail Photo

Scenic view at Crane Mountain OHV Trail

From here you can see the northern portion of Goose Lake. Most of the lake extends into California.

Crane Mountain Trail Photo

OHV at Crane Mountain OHV Trail

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Crane Mountain Trail Photo

Scenic view at Crane Mountain OHV Trail

Crane Mountain Trail Photo

OHV at Crane Mountain OHV Trail

Crane Mountain Trail Photo

OHV at Crane Mountain OHV Trail

Crane Mountain Trail Photo

A trail at Crane Mountain OHV Trail

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