Santiam Pass Motorized Recreation Area

Call ahead This experience may be open for on-site visitation; however, offerings and/or operating procedures may have changed due to COVID-19. Please verify details before you go and visit the COVID-19 Resources page for more information.

Family-focused Recreation in the High Cascades

The Santiam Pass Motorized Recreation Area is open to both motorized (all vehicle classes) and non-motorized users (hiking, stock, mountain bikes). The family friendly area includes kiddy loops for the smallest OHV enthusiasts. The area hosts designated travel routes and facilities, delivering a sustainable motorized trail system to the public.  The area has designated trails for all classes of OHV and provides a diversity of difficulties ranging from Green Circle to Double Black Diamond trails.  Motorized cross country travel is not  allowed.

Please review the Santiam Pass Area Brochure and map carefully, and carry it with you; some routes are restricted to certain vehicle classes. You can also review the Motor Vehicle Use Map – your guide to routes open to open to summer motorized travel across the forest.