Edison Butte OHV Trail System

The Edison Butte OHV Trail System, about 25 miles long, is located on the slopes of Kwolh Butte and Sheridan Mountain, west of Bend.

The OHV Trails are open to all Classes (motorcycles, Quads, Jeeps, Side by Sides) of ATVs under 80" in width from April 1 - November 30. The trail system goes through ponderosa pine and manzanita forest in the lower elevations, near the Edison Sno-Park into stands of hemlock trees near Kwolh Butte and Sheridan Mountain.

The volcanic terrain can be challenging for various users because there are many loose rocks and lava ridges. As a result, the trails are considered "More Difficult. This is a multi-use trail. Please be aware of other users. 

These trails and facilities are operated and maintained for your enjoyment by Central Oregon Combined OHV Operations (a Forest Service, & Bureau of Land Management Cooperative agreement), Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation ATV Funds, support from various user groups and many other volunteers.
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At a Glance

Fees: No Fee
Permit Info: Oregon ATV Operators Permit
Open Season: April 1st - November 30th
Usage: Light
  • Vehicles exceeding 80 inches in width are not allowed on the Edison OHV trails. 
  • Closed to OHV use December 1 to March 31
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet in Center of Edison Trailhead Parking Area
Information Center:
  • Central Oregon OHV Operations: (541) 383 4000
  • OHV Hotline -24 hour recorded information, (541) 383-4010

General Information


From Bend, travel 19.1 miles west on Cascade Lakes Hwy (46), then 4.3 miles south on Forest Road 45.

Access from: Edison Butte Staging Area/Sno-Park


OHV Camping

Camping is allowed at the Edison Butte Staging Area/SnoPark. This site is a large paved parking area, with ample room for large groups, RVs and trailers. There is a vault toilet located in the center of the parking area and an information kiosk with trail maps at the trailhead on the west side of the parking area.

Dispersed camping is allowed at existing sites along the 4525 and 4528 roads. A trailhead with an information kiosk and trail maps is located approximately 3 1/2 miles up the 4525 road.

Please Tread Lightly and Pack it Out!

OHV Trail Riding

All trails within the Edison area are two-way and are open to mountain bikes, and other recreationists, so please watch for others and ride sharefully.

Edison Butte is a remote high elevation area. You should be equipped to be self-sufficient, wear appropriate safety gear, carry a first-aid kit and not ride alone.

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