Mt. Fanny OHV Trails

The OHV trails in the Mt. Fanny area (also known as Breshears) are located north of Mt. Fanny in the Castle Ridge area east of La Grande and Cove, Oregon. Grande Ronde Ridge OHV Trail #O-1916 is the main trail with several smaller loops and side trails coming off of it. Although these trails have been designated for OHV use since the early 1990s, they are also open for use by hikers, mountains bikes and equestrian visitors.

Riding Opportunities

There are about 16 miles of trails in this area. All of the area's OHV trails are designed and designated for vehicles less than or equal to 50 inches wide. OHVs wider than 50 inches are prohibited.  An Oregon ATV Permit is required to operate an OHV on this area, and other public lands in Oregon.

Trail Map

The   Mt. Fanny OHV Area map  (608 KB) may help you plan your ride for the day.


This OHV area does not have designated trailheads. The main access points to the trails are from adjacent forest roads (see  trail map above).

From La Grande, Oregon travel northeast on State Highway 82 for about 2 miles to Island City; In Island City continue straight onto State Highway 237 (Cove Highway) and go 13 miles to Cove, Oregon; In Cove turn right on the Union Cove highway and go 1/2 block; Turn left on Hill Street and follow it to 2nd Street; Continue on 2nd Street which turns into Mill Creek Road; Follow Mill Creek Road which turns into Forest Road 6220; Follow Forest Road 6220 for about 8 miles towards the Moss Springs Campground; Right before the Moss Springs Campground and turn left and continue on Forest Road 6220 for about 5.8 miles to Forest Road 500; Turn left on Forest Road 500 and go 1 mile; The Grande Ronde Ridge Trail #O-1916 begins on the right side of this road. 

To reach the trail junction of the Bell Creek #O-1936 trail continue past the Forest Road 500 road junction and instead go about 2.8 more miles on Forest Raod 6220; The trail juncitonfor Bell Creek is on the left side of the road.

ADVISORY: The last six miles of Forest Road 6220 before the Moss Springs Campground and the section of this road going north for 5 miles is a steep, gravel surface narrow road. High clearance four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended. 


Trail No. OHV Trail Name Miles
 O-1916  Grande Ronde Ridge  6.0
 O-1903  Breshears Loop  4.4
 O-1903A  Breshears Tie  1.7
 O-1916E  Overlook  1.8
 O-1936  Bell Creek  1.9


The Mt. Fanny OHV trails are managed in part by grant funds received from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.