McCubbins Gulch OHV

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

McCubbins 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.

View & download a trail map of McCubbin's Gulch OHV Area 

The trail system is maintained by the help of volunteer groups: Mt. Scott Motorcycle Club and Hurricane Racing.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed due to the White River FireWhite River Fire Closure Forest Order.
Reservations: First Come, First Serve
Fees $5/Vehicle/Day at McCubbins Gulch Day Use Area
Permit Info: ALL riders are required to have a State of Oregon Safety Education card in their possession and a current state of Oregon permit or state of reciprocity decal on their OHV. 
Open Season: April
Usage: Heavy
  • Class 1 and Class 3 ATVs
  • Temporary closures: The OHV trail system temporarily closes during fire season and closes Dec. 1 - March 31 to help protect the winter range. Contact the Barlow Ranger District (541) 467-2291 for current conditions.
  • View State of Oregon Rules for OHV Use
Closest Towns: Maupin, Oregon
Water: No Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1) at Campground
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of day use fee payment.
Operated By: CLM: (503) 630-5721,
Information Center: Barlow Ranger District, (541) 467-2291


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  Elevation : 
2800' - 3300'


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