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Off-highway vehicle (OHVs) trails

Explore Oregon's off-highway vehicle trails

State forests offer some of the best off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails in the Pacific Northwest. In the Tillamook State Forest, the Browns Camp, Jordan Creek, and Diamond Mill OHV areas alone provide more than 250 miles of riding opportunity through some of the more scenic areas of the forest.

OHV areas include trails for motorcycle, quad, and four-wheel drive enthusiasts that range from easy to challenging. The trails in the Diamond Mill of the Tillamook State Forest area are mostly single track trails for motorcycle use only. Side-by-side enthusiasts will enjoy the four-wheel drive trails in the Tillamook State Forest and the bulk of the trail network in the Nicolai Mountain OHV Area.

In addition to trails, the Browns Camp, Jordan Creek and Diamond Mill campgrounds and staging areas provide overnight and day use opportunities. Day-use is free unless you are occupying a campsite.

Please note: Side-by-side ATVs such as the Yamaha Rhino, the Kawasaki Mule, and the Polaris Ranger series are considered Class IV ATVs and are only allowed to operate on the trails designated and signed for their use. In the Tillamook State Forest, side-by-side ATVs are only allowed to operate on the 4-wheel drive trails and the gravel roads in the designated OHV areas.

Fire restrictions and closures

Effective Sept. 16, fire danger across the entire Clatsop and Tillamook state forest has been downgraded to "moderate." The following restrictions are in place: 

  • Campfires are banned outside of ODF-installed metal fire rings.
  • Smoking is prohibited throughout the forests.

Tillamook State Forest OHV trail maps

Find an off-highway vehicle (OHV) area and map

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The Santiam State Forest is closed due to damage from 2020 wildfires and windstorms. Check back here periodically for updates on the status of recreation sites in the Santiam. Learn more about damage to the Santiam and ODF's vision for restoration. Campground opening dates for the 2021 recreation season are still being determined. Check back on this page periodically for updates. For the latest information, view the open/closed column below. For additional information, view the State Forests Recreation Frequently Asked Questions

OHV trail reports

Event information

​​​Please note: You may need an event permit or a special use permit if you plan on holding an activity for which fees are charged or state forest trails, roads or facilities are used. For more ​information, contact the OHV s​​pecialists.​​

All OHV events have been cancel​ed for 2020. ​No event permits (regular or special use) will be issued until 2021.



Tillamook State Forest (Browns Camp, Jordan Creek, Diamond Mill, Trask OHV Areas)

Clatsop State Forest (Nicolai Mountain OHV Area)

  • Astoria District, 503-338-1365

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