One of my husbands favorite hobbies that is quickly becoming my own is off-roading (i.e, ‘Jeeping, ‘mudding’, etc). In fact it’s a hobby that our whole family has grown to enjoy, and though I love my state, Ohio doesn’t have much for off-roading adventures that we haven’t already tried. When we began to research some of the best off-roading areas in the U.S., Oregon kept coming up over and over again – so with plans to take the gang out West, we put together a list of places on our bucket list for Oregon!
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Bend Jeep Tours
Located in the Deschutes National Forest in Central Oregon is an outdoor lover’s wonderland – and bend is in the heart of it. This is a guided tour, so you’ll be a passenger and be able to take in all the sites – The tour guide will take you on a sightseeing adventure where you’ll discover lava flows, waterfalls, and a “Top of the World” view of the majestic Cascade mountain range. This scenic off-road adventure provides unique opportunities to enjoy many natural wonders that make bend the outdoor playground of the West.
Tillamook Forest (Off-Road Area)
Only a few hours from Portland Oregon this area provides endless opportunities to wheel all day – and still enjoy the sighs of the pacific Northwest. Oregon’s Tillamook Forest offers off road adventurers one of the best 4×4 areas in the West with over 250 miles of trails that range from easy to difficult. There’s even some off road trails specific for motorcycle or quads if you want to bring your other fun toys along.
Table Rock Trail
Table Rock Trail is about 8 miles of moderate difficulty and located near Molalla Oregon. The trail features some beautiful scenery including gorgeous wild flowers (be sure to bring your camera) The trail offers a ton of activity options and the best times to try it out is between March and October.
Abiqua Falls Trail
Abiqua Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Oregon – though it’s located on private land the falls are accessible to visitors by getting to the trailhead (and it does require some major off roading) The trail is a little over 5 miles long and can be pretty difficult, so make sure that you have an experienced off-roader leading you.
King Mountain Truck Trail
King Mountain Truck Trail is about 5 miles located near Wolf Creek. It’s moderately difficult and people use it for hiking, trail roading as well as off-roading. There is rumor that there are several other truck routes near that aren’t ‘official’ but could be fun to explore.
Coos Bay Wagon Road
The Coos Bay Wagon Road is located near Roseburg and nearly 25 miles long! It offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels; it’s used for nature trips and off roading adventures – pack a lunch and enjoy the view.