Hood River OHV Trail 199

Hood River, Oregon (Hood River County)

Last Updated: 12/02/2020
5 / 5 ( 1 review )
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Status: Seasonal Closure
Typically Open: 04/01 - 11/30
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 0.64 miles
Highest Elevation: 3406 feet
Duration: About 15 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Hood River
Nearest Town w/ Services: Hood River
Official Road Name: 621
Management Agency: Hood River County Forestry Department
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Highlight: Hood River OHV Trail 199
Just outside of Hood River, Oregon Trail 199 is short in distance but easy and fun to drive. It can be used as a connector to several other OHV Trails and Forest Service Roads in the area around Kingsley Reservoir. This narrow trail is within the forest, with thick trees lining both sides. Amazing views of Mt. Hood and the Hood River Valley can be seen from nearby roads. Typically used as a short section of a longer route – this uphill climb has plenty of decent-sized rocks and ruts to challenge the novice driver.



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1. Lower Trailhead (0 mi)
East end, or "bottom" trailhead access. Easy to spot if coming from the east, but easy to miss if coming from the opposite direction.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 45.650151, -121.674019

Starting Point: From Hood River, Oregon

Take I84 to exit 62. Turn south onto Cascade Ave. Quickly turn right onto Mount Adams Avenue. In 3.2 miles turn right onto Country Club Road. Approximately 2 miles turn right onto Portland Drive. At 1.8 miles turn right onto Binn Hills Drive. At 2.7 miles, Binns Hill Drive becomes FSR2000/Binns Hill Drive. Continue west on FSR2000/Binns Hill Drive for another 2.7 miles and veer right onto FSR2400 (You will see a gate). Once on FSR2400 continue another .2 mile to the trailhead on your left.



Trail Reviews (7)

Author: Official Crew
Status: Seasonal Closure
Offroaded on:
The gates into this area, and the OHV trails are now closed for the winter season.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Motorized Trails will be open to Motorized Use on the Westside of the County Forest (NW Area) effective Friday, October 9th. Middle Mt. and Eastside Trails will remain closed due to the ODF Regulated Use Closure.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Temporary Closure
Offroaded on:
Effective 12:01 a.m., PDT August 1st, 2020 Oregon Department of Forestry has placed Hood River County Forest Lands in Industrial Fire Precaution Level 3 (IFPL III). This closes all Motorized OHV trail riding on Hood River County forest lands. East side, West side, South, and Middle Mountain, everywhere in Hood River County Forest. Off-Highway Vehicles may use "improved" roads. Definition of "improved": Any graveled forest road that is free of vegetation growing in the roadbed. No native surface roads. This does not effect non-motorized vehicles, bikers, hikers, runners, equestrian users, etc. This does require passenger vehicles to carry a shovel and water/fire extinguisher at all times when in the forest.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Regulated Use Closure will go into effect Saturday June 29th, 2019 at 12:01am. This restriction prohibits motorized use on unimproved roads and all trails. A Waiver of the Regulated Use Closure restrictions for OHV (Off Highway Vehicle/Motorized) use will be in place again this year for Hood River County’s Northwest Area Trail System only. The Waiver will no longer be in effect once the Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) reaches a 3. The IFPL is currently a 1. Always check the Hood River County website for current IFPL level - as this will determine if the trail is closed or not.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
The snow has finally melted, and the gates are open! Yes, the Hood River County OHV trails are finally open for the season. This trail (199) is open and dry, with a couple spots where mild "pinstriping" might happen among some overgrown bushes. Otherwise, enjoy this bumpy, almost-rock-crawl hill climb! Oh, and if you visit on a weekend, and the weather is nice - you are VERY likely to encounter other vehicles coming the opposite direction on the roads in the area. Unlike the majority of the UTV riders you might encounter, you should go slow, and use your hand-signals to indicate the number of vehicles rigs following you. Mountain bikers and their vehicles are also plentiful in this area.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Seasonal Closure
Offroaded on:
The Hood River County Board of Commissioners has approved a seasonal closure of gates on forest roads in the Northwest Area. The Forestry Department will close and lock gates from approximately December 5, 2018 thru April 1, 2019. This is an effort to protect the County’s road system during a time of year when it is most vulnerable to damage.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Trails are open! The Oregon Department of Forestry terminated Regulated Use Closure on Tuesday morning 12:01am October 9, 2018. Off-Highway Vehicles can now operate on Hood River County trails that are designated for motorized use.

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Dean Johnston

Mapping Crew - Oregon

Dean has lived in Oregon for over 9 years - having spent most of his adult life in Southern California where his love for exploring the outdoors was born. Over the years Dean has hiked to remote fishing holes, mountain biked red-dirt trails of AZ, and backpacked the trails of the Eastern Sierras. As an avid off-road explorer driving a Jeep Wrangler, Dean can often be found traversing the back-roads and trails of Oregon and Washington, or overlanding in Idaho, Wyoming, and Utah. Dean is also a Trail Guide for Jeep Jamboree USA, guiding jamboree participants in and around the 4x4 trails of Tillamook State Forest in Oregon. Dean's day-job is Business Development for a local aerospace company, but he also owns & operates a number of small businesses. Dean is a retired Police Officer, an Army veteran, and airplane pilot.
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