Motor Vehicle Use Maps

The Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) shows legal roads, seasonal and wildlife closures, and is used by law enforcement and Forest staff to enforce which roads are legally open to vehicles. The MVUM was created to allow appropriate access for wheeled motor vehicles while protecting forest resources from damage caused by unmanaged motorized use. 

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Get the geo-referenced MVUM for your smartphone using the Avenza Maps app:

Download or view the MVUM PDF files:

Or get free paper copies at your nearest District Office!

About the MVUM

The MVUM shows the roads, trails, and areas where you can legally drive wheeled motor vehicles. These roads, trails and areas are designated by type of motor vehicle allowed and the allowable season of use. All motor vehicle operators are required to know and follow the regulations displayed on the MVUM when driving a motor vehicle on the forest. 

National Forest System Roads that allow motor vehicle use two primary designations:

  1. Roads Open to Highway Legal Vehicles Only (passenger cars, pickup trucks, SUVs and motorcycles that by state law are licensed for general operation on all public roads within the state)
  2. Roads Open to All Vehicles (ATVs, UTVs (side by sides), off road motorcycles, golf carts and any other motor vehicle that by state law is not licensed for general operation on all public roads in the state)

A road that is designated as "open to all motor vehicles" allows any motor vehicle both licensed and unlicensed for general operation on all public roads in Oregon.

  • Visitors may legally drive only on the roads and trails identified on the MVUM. Operation of unlicensed vehicles on Forest roads and motorized cross-country travel off of designated routes are prohibited on the Mt. Hood National Forest.
  • The MVUM displays regulations on road and trail access for all types of wheeled motor vehicles, including street legal and off-highway vehicles.  
  • Snowmobile use is not regulated by the MVUM.
  • Forest Visitor Maps and District Maps should be used in combination with the MVUM to help you navigate the Forest. 
  • MVUMs do not show short-term road closures due to wildfire, weather or landslide damage, roadwork, etc.  Please visit our Alerts & Notices webpage for information on closures.