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Old 02-03-2003, 10:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any good wheeling in Southern OR?

Anyone know of any good wheeling in Southern Oregon?
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Klamath Falls or Medford area.
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out of medford on the other side of sams valley is an area called eldeberry flats. a lot of tight brushy trails with slippery rutted hill climbs and some creek crossings.power line roads are a good source of entertainment too.

really helps if you can find some local knowledge or pick up a map from the blm office in medford.

most wheeling in oregon involves water crossings and and lot of mud.in the summer most forest land gets shut down due fire conditions. so the best wheelin is in the winter.
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i would disagree, there is enough rocks here to keep me happy

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i would disagree, there is enough rocks here to keep me happy
I see your from bend, where is there some good rockcrawling around the bend area. I spend a couple weeks there every summer and I would love to bring my rig down there to do some wheeling. Please tell more!
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out of medford on the other side of sams valley is an area called eldeberry flats. a lot of tight brushy trails with slippery rutted hill climbs and some creek crossings.power line roads are a good source of entertainment too.

really helps if you can find some local knowledge or pick up a map from the blm office in medford.

most wheeling in oregon involves water crossings and and lot of mud.in the summer most forest land gets shut down due fire conditions. so the best wheelin is in the winter.
Ditto - all around the hills in the Sam's Valley area is more pretty fun wheeling. Not 'hardcore' - but after a good rain everything is slicker than shizzo. There is a ton of BLM/Forest Service land out there so just head for the woods and get wheeling.

The ol' family homestead is in the Sam's Valley/White City/BFE region so I have spent many a day cruising the hills.


I have heard of this trail but never run it:
McGrew Trail

Here are a few links to club info:
Backwoods 4x4 - Southern Or, Rouge Valley
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Its a drive I know but Tillamook Burn probably has some of the best wheelin. Lots of variaty and from what I hear (haven't been yet) the new crusher trails are all rock and pretty damn tough.
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These are good keep them comming!
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I see your from bend, where is there some good rockcrawling around the bend area. I spend a couple weeks there every summer and I would love to bring my rig down there to do some wheeling. Please tell more!
From talking to a friend last week, Ben found some rocks in his area. They weren't very Toyota body friendly so if you have a fullsize (assuming you do by the nick) it could get ugly.

I am not sure about southern Oregon though. TSF does have the Crusher trails that are great. Small article in 4 Wheel and Offroad this month.
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i've spent the day looking for that mcgrew trail,never found it.

keep in mind that southern oregon is heavily popualated with outlaw bikers,pot growers,drug traffickers,white supremists,meth labs and the like. know where you are going and preferebly be packin.

good little trail on jack creek off of jump off joe creek road. its part of the original trail to the sexton mtn lookout tower. HUGE ruts,stream crossings,boulder pile(mining tailings)that you cross where the trail is washed out. also a fairly challenging(when its wet) powerline trail in the same area.

and bend does have some rocks,volcanic for the most part.
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Not quite the medford area but if you wanna travel north a little bit there is a place called "shotgun creek" that is about 20 min outside of eugene. Heard lots about it.
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Shotgun creek is a mud hole. And if you dont know where you are going you will have trouble. We took a group there and a guy in a Scout (never been before) drives off just as he makes a turn to go across a 20' long puddle my brother starts screaming stop (he has been there before) of course the guy in the scout cant hear him and the front end falls in the hole. 20' wide about 3' to 4' deep. At the angle he was at it was almost up to his wind shield.

Also as you first go in there is a big as water hole on the left my bother in his Toy tried to go through it his cooler floated past him inside the Runner he was running 36" tires and about 5" to 6" total lift.

If you like mud it is a great place if you dont know the area it is a dangerous place. Not a place to wheel alone (like anyplace is)!
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there are not many rocks in southern oregon, at least not like on here. or that i have found yet.
there is some decent stuff in the medford area, mostly tight muddy trails. there are lots of motorcyle trails and such on johns peak, it is a OHV park,
eldeberry is nice too, but is in BFE. i have a pic of johns on here.
also i have never been to jump off joe, but i think stockers can get through, so that says what it says. again i have never been so i dont know for sure.
mcgrew trail is in the kirby/cave junction area (the other end of BFE) i may check that ount in spring.
check these of johns peak.
a lots of johns are tight like that and lots of madrone.
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