Henderson Flat OHV Trail System

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Henderson Flat OHV TrailHenderson Flat OHV trail system is within the Crooked River National Grassland and is characterized by open juniper vegetation spread over steep to rolling hills and interspersed with dramatically beautiful red rimrock breaks. The trails overlook the Deschutes Basin with spectacular views of the Cascade Range. It provides 18 miles of casual OHV use covering 1480 acres.

Henderson Flat OHV Trails are open to Class I (Quads, 3-wheelers less than 50" wide and 800 pounds) and Class III (motorcycles) ATVs from April 1st - November 30th. Off-highway vehicles are allowed on designated routes and areas only. If it is not signed as open, it is closed. Non-street legal motorcycles and ATV's must stay on designated trails, they may not ride on roads. All trails are open to horses, mountain bikes and other recreationists, so please watch out for others and ride sharefully.

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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, Central Oregon Motorcycle and ATV Club, and many other volunteers.

At a Glance

Fees No Fee
Permit Info: Oregon ATV Operating Permit
Usage: Medium
Busiest Season: April thru June, October, November
  • CLOSED: December 1 - March 31
  • Restricted to motorcycles and ATVs (under 50" and 800 pounds) on designated routes and areas only.
Closest Towns: Terrebonne, Oregon
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Central Oregon OHV Operations
Information Center:
  • Central Oregon OHV Operations: (541) 383 4000
  • OHV Hotline -24 hour recorded information, (541) 383-4010

General Information


From Madras, Oregon: 

Drive south on Hwy 97 for 13.0 miles.

Turn left on Norris Lane and travel east for 2.3 miles.  

Another option would be to drive south on Hwy 97 for 14.9 miles, then turn left on Park Lane and travel east for 2.3 miles.

Henderson Flat Staging Area

General Notes:

Seasonal Information:

CLOSED: December 1 - March 31

The best riding conditions are in the cooler, more moist periods of early spring and late fall. Hot, dry conditions normally inhibit riding from mid-July through September. In extreme fire conditions, the trails may be closed to public use. Individual trails may also be temporarily closed for maintenance or reconstruction, or to provide resource protection.


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