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Muttonchop Butte

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Alt Names

Mowich, Mutton Chop Butte, Deschutes National Forest, Crescent Ranger District, Little Deschutes River, Hemlock Creek, Spruce Creek, Rivers North OHV Trails

Last Known StatusOpen

This locals spot offers some designated ATV trails and some single track but the main attraction is a large gravel pit.

Camping is permitted but there are no services so come prepared.

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Nearest CityMowich, OR
Address5825 Road, Crescent, OR 97733
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From: Bend, OR
1) Take US-97 south about 56 miles
2) Take exit for Hwy 58, continue about 8 miles
3) Turn left (west) onto NF-5825, continue .6 miles
4) Staging area is on the left (south).


AreaTrail, Gravel Pit
LandNational Forest


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Permit RequiredYesOregon ATV Permit stickers required
Dates OpenMay 1 - November 30
Reciprocity OfferedYesAn operating permit issued for another state will be honored, but only if the issuing state also honors Oregon operating permits.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting 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 MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
PermittedOregon ATV Permit stickers required
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 RidingNoriding hours permitted 7am-10pm daily
Cross CountrySome Areaspermitted in the gravel pit
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.




Contact InfoCentral Oregon OHV Operations
1230 NE 3rd Street Suite A-262
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 383-4010
Comment24-Hour OHV Trail Hotline
Contact InfoDeschutes National Forest - Crescent Ranger District
136471 Hwy 97 North
Crescent, OR 97733
(541) 433-3200
Contact InfoOregon ATV Safety Education Card
(877) 772-3359


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Muttonchop Butte Trail

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Miles Of Trail10
Climate TypeForest
Elevation4700 to 4900 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly 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 little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has many small jumps.Many
Large JumpsThis trail has few large jumps.Few
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has some sand or gravel pits.Some
Single TrackThis national forest has some single track trails.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 Aid30+ Miles (NE)St. Charles Medical Center (541) 548-8131
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (NE)Crescent Shell (541) 433-2532
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (NE)Crescent Shell (541) 433-2532
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (NE)Big Pines RV Park (541) 433-2785
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (NE)Big Pines RV Park (541) 433-2785
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (NE)Big Pines RV Park (541) 433-2785
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (NE)Big Pines RV Park (541) 433-2785
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (NE)Crescent Shell (541) 433-2532
Swimming Swim AreaMowich, OR
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteSpruce Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (NW)Odell Lake Boat Ramp (541) 383-5300
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