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Hood River County OHV Trails

Friday, July 16, 2021

Other Names

Binns Hill, Kingsley Reservoir, Post Flats, Dead Point Creek, Ditch Creek, Post Canyon Creek

Last Known StatusTemporarily Closed  (due to high fire danger)

The Hood River County OHV Trail system area offers over 300+ miles of deep woods trails that range from smooth and twisty single track, rugged 4x4 roads, challenging rock gardens plus hiking and equestrian trails. Trails are marked with brown carsonite markers which shows difficulty and which vehicle types are permitted.

There are several staging areas that have paved parking, informational kiosks with trail maps and vault toilets. The staging areas are day use only however primitive camping can be found at nearby Kingsley Reservoir. A beginners area and enduro training loop can be found near the center of the trail system at Binns Staging Area.

The trails are open year-round but will close to motorized use around late June through September for fire season. Exact dates vary each year so check with the ranger station before heading out. During the winter months some trails may be gated and closed, but reopen when weather conditions permit.

There is no fee charged to park or ride the trails, but donations are kindly accepted at drop boxes at Binns Hill and Family Man Staging Areas. The Hood River County Forestry Department and members of the Hood River Area Trail Stewards are very active in maintaining this trail system, so be sure to say thanks for all their hard work.

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***ANNOUNCEMENTS*** (July 2021)

 * Trail Update 

NW Area Trails are open to both motorized and non-motorized use. Trails on Middle Mtn, Fir Mtn, Pinemont, and all other Eastside Trails are closed to motorized use at this time. For more information call (541) 387-6888.



REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesOregon ATV Permit stickers required
Oregon ATV Safety Education Card
Dates OpenYear-Round except during fire season. Winter weather may inhibit access to trails.
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)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restrictionsome trails designated for motorcycles only
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesSome Areas
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsSome Areassome trails designated for motorcycles only
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSSome Areaspermitted on 4WD trails
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4 & Jeeps (registered)Some Areaspermitted on 4WD trails
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some AreasOregon ATV Permit stickers required
permitted on 4WD trails
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 Areaspermitted at Kingsley Reservoir Campground
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedno trailblazing
Rule EnforcementYesDedicated Rangers/Officers
Jeep/SUV Patrol
ATV/Saddle Mounted Patrol
police patrol regularly on ATVs and dirtbikes
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TERRAIN

Approx Size34,500 acres (54 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail329
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1360 to 3560 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis county land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis county land has many single track trails.Many
RoadsThis county land has few roads.Few
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe county land has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
ShadeThis county land has many shaded areas.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

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandCounty Land

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (E)Chevon (541) 354-1202
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (E)Chevon (541) 354-1202
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (E)Tucker County Park (541) 386-4477
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (E)Tucker County Park (541) 386-4477
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (E)Tucker County Park (541) 386-4477
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteKingsley Reservoir Campground
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (NE)Harvey's Texaco & Mini Mart (541) 386-1966

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
CampingYes
Tent: $10.00
RV: $10.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Kingsley Reservoir Campground Fee

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityHood River, OR
AddressPost Canyon Drive, Hood River, OR 97031
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Street Map
Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Portland, OR
1) Take I-84 East to Exit 62
2) Turn right (south) off the exit ramp on Oak Street then make immediate right on Country Club Road, continue about 1.4 miles
3) Turn right (west) on Post Canyon Road, continue about 2.7 miles to Post Flats Staging Area.
Note: Post Canyon Road becomes steep and rough once it turns to gravel.

For Kingsley Reservoir Staging Area:
4) Continue south on Country Club Road past intersection for Post Canyon Road about 3.4 miles
5) Turn right (west) on Binns Hill Road, continue .4 miles
6) Turn left (south) on Kingsley Road, continue about 6 miles to staging area.

For Binns Hill Staging Area:
7) After turning right (west) on Binns Hill Road, continue about 3 miles to staging area (at 2.5 miles road will turn to gravel).

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoHood River County Forestry Department
918 18th Street
Hood River, OR 97031
(541) 387-6888
www.co.hood-river.or.us
Contact InfoHood River Area Trail Stewards
1767 12th St. #209
Hood River, OR 97031
bod@hrats.org
hrats.org
Contact InfoOregon ATV Safety Education Card
(877) 772-3359
atv.info@state.or.us
www.oregon.gov

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Hood River County Trail Photo

Hood River County OHV Trails

Photo Submitted 11/12/2011 (Thanks!)

Hood River County Trail Photo

Scenery from Hood River County OHV Trails

Photo Submitted 2/12/2013 (Thanks!)

Hood River County Trail Photo

Hood River County OHV Trails

Photo Submitted 7/2/2013 (Thanks!)

Hood River County Trail Photo

Some terrain at Hood River County OHV Trails

Photo Submitted 7/9/3013 (Thanks!)

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