McCubbin’s Gulch OHV Riding Area, located approximately 50 miles southeast of Portland out Hwy 26 south to Hwy 216 east to Forest Service Road 2110, was first established back in the early 60’s as a favorite place for dirt bikers coming out of the Portland area. Although originally designed and laid out with dirt bikes (single track-class 3) in mind, many of the established trails have been opened up to Class 1 ATVs (quads).
While McCubbin’s doesn’t offer any off highway opportunities for full sized 4x4s or Side by Sides over 50” in width, it does offer approximately 72 miles of class 3 (single track) with approximately 50 miles also open to Class 1 (quads). McCubbin’s Campground and Day Use Area is also ATV amenable, but there are many dispersed camping sites scattered throughout the entire riding area. McCubbin’s Gulch OHV Riding Area is subject to a seasonal closure to protect winter range for Elk and Deer populations during the winter months. Elevation is approximately 3000 feet.
ALL riders using the Mt Hood NF OHV areas are required to have a State of Oregon Safety Education card in their possession and a current state of Oregon or state of reciprocity decal on their OHV.