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Millican Plateau OHV Trail System

Saturday, June 01, 2019

Alt Names

Milican ODOT Pit, North Millican Valley OHV Trail System, South Millican Valley OHV Trail System

Last Known StatusOpen

This is another huge area, but primitive camping is permitted so you can stay awhile. The area consists of four sections:

(1) Milican ODOT Pit is open year round and has gravel mounds and a beginners loop sections that is fenced off. Trucks and other 4WDs are not permitted in the pit area and the area gets pretty dry and dusty during the summer.

(2) Milican Plateau is open year-round and consists of sandy trails with sagebrush/juniper vegetation.

(3) North Millican is open May 1 through November 30 and offers a large cinder pit/play area.

(4) South Millican is located on an ancient lakebed and terrain is mainly flat with some rolling hills. The trails are sandy but are well marked and is seasonally open August 1 through November 30.

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Nearest CityMillican, OR
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From: Bend, OR
1) Take US-20 east toward the town of Millican, about 25 miles
2) Continue about 1 mile past town, look for Millican/ODOT staging area signs (staging area is on the north side of highway).

For Four Corners Staging Area:
3) Take US-20 to Powell Butte Hwy, continue 1 mile
4) Turn right (east) onto Alfalfa Market Road, continue about 16 miles.
5) Look for Four Corners Staging Area signs.




Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)


Permit RequiredYesOregon ATV Permit stickers required
Dates OpenMilican ODOT Pit and Plateau Trails open year-round, North Millican is open 5/1-11/30, South Millican is open 8/1-11/30
Reciprocity OfferedYesAn 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 silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (99 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSSome Areas
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Some Areas37 miles open to Jeeps and UTVs
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some AreasOregon ATV Permit stickers required
37 miles open to Jeeps and UTVs
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedvehicles must stay on trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.




Contact InfoCentral Oregon OHV Operations
1230 NE 3rd Street Suite A-262
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 383-4010
Comment24-Hour OHV Trail Hotline
Contact InfoBLM - Prineville District
3050 NE Third Street
Prinville, OR 97754
(541) 416-6700


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Millican Plateau OHV Trail System

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Approx Size96,000 acres (150 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail100
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation3300 to 4200 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
SandThis trail has mostly sandy areas.Mostly
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 some trees.Some
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
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


First Aid First Aid20-30 Miles (NW)Cascade Healthcare Community (541) 382-4321
Gasoline Gasoline20-30 Miles (NW)Shell (541) 385-3074
Diesel Diesel20-30 Miles (NW)Shell (541) 385-3074
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (NE)Prineville Reservoir Campground (541) 447-4363
RV Hookups RV Hookup20-30 Miles (NE)Prineville Reservoir Campground (541) 447-4363
RV Dump Station RV Disposal20-30 Miles (NE)Prineville Reservoir Campground (541) 447-4363
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv StoreMillican, OR
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (NE)Prineville Reservoir (541) 447-4363
Body of Water Water Body5-20 Miles (NE)Prineville Reservoir (503) 967-3917
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (NE)Powderhouse Cove Boat Ramp (541) 389-6541
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