Blue Mountain OHV Trail #O-1972

The Blue Mountain OHV Trail (#O-1972) is the longest OHV trail on the Forest. The trail begins at the Elk Creek Campground (area is unavailable) along the South Fork of the Burnt River and ends near the Blue Springs Summit Sno-Park between Sumpter and Granite, Oregon. This 50.6 mile long trail goes through open ponderosa pine and fir forests, across sagebrush grasslands, and small streams

Permitted Vehicles: Off Highway Vehicles (OHVs) less than or equal to 50 inches wide are allowed on the trail; OHVs wider than 50 inches are prohibited.

Access: Major access areas for this trail from south to north are, the Elk Creek Campground and Trailhead, Oregon OHV Trailhead, Blue Mountain Sno-Park.

Difficulty Level: The trail is rated 'easy'.

There are also other OHV trail riding opportunities in the Blue Mountain OHV area.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current Conditions
Reservations: This site is not reservable.
Fees: No fees are required for this site.
Permit Info: An Oregon State OHV permit is required to ride or operate an Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest lands in Oregon.
Open Season: May
Closest Towns: Baker City, Unity, and Sumpter, Oregon
Water: No
Restroom: At Campgrounds and Trailheads
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Whitman Ranger District

General Information


Access to the trail can be reached from these recreation sites; Elk Creek Campground (area is unavailable), Oregon OHV Trailhead, and Blue Mountain Summit Sno-Park.


OHV Trail Riding

Difficulty Level: Easy

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
50.6 miles

  Elevation : 
4960 feet