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Rock Creek OHV Area

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Other Names

Post Point Staging Area, Gate Creek ATV Staging, Mt. Hood National Forest, Mount Hood National Forest, Gate Creek Staging Area

Last Known StatusOpen

This part of the Mount Hood National Forest offers about 50 miles of designated motorized trails. The trails are narrow and twisty and mostly a mix of hardpack and loose dirt but can get a little dusty during dry weather conditions.

This area had two staging areas but we've been told that Post Camp has been closed for some time. Parking can be found further down the road at Gate Creek, which has been recently developed with sign board and maps, vault toilet, level gravel group parking plus individual camping / picnic areas. There is no water or electric hookups but Pine Hollow Lakeside Resort is just a few minutes away.

This trail system temporarily closes during fire season which is generally around late July through mid September (exact dates vary) and from December 1 through March 31 to help protect the deer winter range. Call first before heading out.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesOregon ATV Permit stickers required
Dates OpenApril 1 - November 30
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 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 & SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4 & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
ProhibitedOregon 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 BlazingProhibitedstay on trail
Rule Enforcement
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TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail50
Climate TypeForest
Elevation2200 to 3600 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
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 almost all trees.All
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 no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis national forest has some roads.Some
ShadeThis national forest has some shaded areas.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 some expert terrain.Some

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (W)CJ's Food Mart (503) 337-2277
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (W)CJ's Food Mart (503) 337-2277
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (NE)Pine Hollow Lakeside Resort (541) 544-2271
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (NE)Pine Hollow Lakeside Resort (541) 544-2271
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (NE)Pine Hollow Lakeside Resort (541) 544-2271
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SitePost Camp Campground (541) 467-2291
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (E)Tygh Valley General Store (541) 483-2324

FEES & PASSES

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

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityTygh Valley, OR
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Portland, OR
1) Take US-26 east about 50 miles
2) Merge onto Hwy 35 east, continue about 4 miles
3) Turn right (south) onto FS Road 48, continue about 15 miles
4) Entrance for Post Camp will be on the left (north). For Gate Creek continue about 6 miles east past Post Camp.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoMt. Hood National Forest - Barlow Ranger District
16400 Champion Way
780 NE Court Street, OR 97021
(541) 467-2291
mailroom_r6_mt_hood@fs.fed.us
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact InfoNOMAC / Northern Oregon Motorcycle And ATV Club
nomacactivities@gmail.com
Contact InfoOregon ATV Safety Education Card
(877) 772-3359
atv.info@state.or.us
www.oregon.gov

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Rock Creek Trail Photo

Rock Creek OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 6/26/2016 (Thanks!)

Rock Creek Trail Photo

Rock Creek OHV Area Trail

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Rock Creek Trail Photo

Rock Creek OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 6/26/2016 (Thanks!)

Rock Creek Trail Photo

Rock Creek OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 6/26/2016 (Thanks!)

Rock Creek Trail Photo

Rock Creek OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 6/26/2016 (Thanks!)

Rock Creek Trail Photo

OHV at Rock Creek OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 4/22/2013 (Thanks!)

Rock Creek Trail Photo

OHV at Rock Creek OHV Area Trail

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Amenities at Rock Creek OHV Area Trail

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