Green Mountain KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!

Fire

  • Campfires are permitted, but please keep them small and don't leave them unattended. High winds and dry conditions can fuel a wildfire even at unlikely times of the year.
  • Spark arrestors are required on your OHVs year around and on chainsaws, and generators from April 1 to October 31.
  • Later in the summer, there may be restrictions on campfires, smoking, BBQs, and off-road use, so please check at the Prineville Ranger District office or watch for regulations posted at trailheads, staging areas and major access roads.

Safety

  • The Green Mountain Trail is remote and visitors should be equipped to be self-sufficient. Riders should wear appropriate safety gear, carry a first aid kit and never ride alone. Most Forest Service personnel have radios and can give assistance. There is a cellular phone repeater on Grizzley Mountain and reception is fair on most of the trail.
  • The Green Mountain Trail is two-way. Some parts of the trail are tight and narrow and are maintained in a manner to provide a primitive trail experience. Thus, there are numerous blind turns and hikers, other riders, horses or mountain bikes should be anticipated around every turn. Rocks and logs will be slippery when wet. Riding fast is hazardous and not recommended.

Tips For Forest Trails

  • Ride defensively
  • Keep to the right
  • Watch for other recreationists
  • Single file traveling
  • Don't ride in the dust of others

Soils

The soils on Green Mountain range from plain dirt to clay to rock. It is generally not as dusty here as it is on other Central Oregon trails. When the soils are wet or very dry, they can be impacted and displaced. Wet clay can be very slippery to ride on. Please stay on the designated trails and Tread Lightly!

Plants

  • Plant life in the Ochocos is plentiful, but still fragile. Not only do plants dazzle us with delicate beauty, they also help stabilize the soil, provide needed nutrients, retain moisture, and provide food and shelter for all forms of wildlife. Some of the plants are listed as Sensitive Species and are mandated to be protected. You can help protect these plants and maintain a healthy ecosystem by staying on the designated trails and areas.
  • Noxious weeds are plants that are not natural residents of this ecosystem. Some are poisonous, spread rapidly, and can out-compete native plants for light and water. Seeds from noxious weeds can lodge in tires or tight places on your OHV and other vehicles and can easily be transported from place to place. The spread of these weeds can be reduced by thoroughly washing your equipment before leaving home.

Wildlife

There are many forms of wildlife on Green Mountain. Please remember that this is their home seven days a week and that you are a visitor. You can avoid being an intruder by keeping your noise down and staying on the designated trails. When you encounter wildlife, slow down, watch and enjoy them, but keep moving.

For any questions relating to trails, closures, conduct, rules, regulations and/or concerns please contact:

  • OHV Hotline - 24 hour recorded information, (541) 383-4010
  • COHVOPS OHV Specialist - Bend Fort Rock Ranger District 1230 NE 3rd Suite A262, Bend, OR 97701 541-383-4000
  • COHVOPS Program Manager - Bend Fort Rock Ranger District 1230 NE 3rd Suite A262, Bend, OR 97701 541-383-4791




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