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Site Description

This shared-use road system is comprised of approximately 50 miles of Easiest to More Difficult roads open to motorized Class I, II, III, and IV users and highway vehicles. Scenic pleasure riding opportunities offer spectacular views of Mt. Jefferson and many peaks in the High Cascades.

Motorized cross country travel is prohibited. Paved segments within this area are open to unlicensed (non-street legal) vehicles. Public lands are managed by the US Forest Service with some interspersed private lands. Please use the area map in conjunction with the Motorized Vehicle Use Map (available from the Detroit Ranger District Office) to help guide you on which roads are open for motorized travel.

During the winter, the McCoy area is a designated snowmobile riding area. Please respect snowmobile riding opportunities. Wheeled vehicles are not allowed to travel over-snow within the riding area. The McCoy Shelter is in the heart of the area where riders can stop, take a rest or have a picnic. A restroom is also on site. The shelter is available for day-use only during the riding season.

In the event of an emergency call 9-1-1, and be aware that cellular phone service is not reliable in the area. The nearest public phones and services are in the communities of Detroit and Idanha.

Trail Difficulty

Easiest, More Difficult

Season of Use

Year-round. Riding conditions are best in Fall and Spring. Wheeled vehicles are not allowed to travel over-snow within the riding area. Trails get dusty in Summer and may be closed seasonally or due to fire restrictions.  Area may be snowed out in Winter months.  Contact land manager for trail status.

Permit Requirements

Oregon ATV Permit

Sound Limit

95-99db, depending on vehicle

Other Requirements

U.S. Forest Service approved spark arrestors required

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