Timber Mountain OHV Area
The Timber Mountain Recreation Management Area (RMA) is located on BLM administered lands intermingled with privately owned lands. Off-highway vehicle enthusiasts have used this area for about 40 years and use has increased in recent years. The network of trails in the area has developed as a result of many years of OHV use and passive management of the area.
The OHV Area is located 30 minutes west of Medford and offers many trails of varying skill levels for OHV enthusiasts. The area is a combination of Public Lands and private lands and currently has no marked boundaries. Environmentally responsible use is a must in this popular area. Riders are asked to stay on developed trails and respect the natural ecosystems present in the area.
For additional information, visit the Timber Mountain OHV Area opportunity page.
The BLM is interested in achieving a broadly supported plan for OHV recreation in the Timber Mountain/John's Peak area, while minimizing negative impacts to landowners and the environment. The goal of convening a Work Group (WG) and conducting a facilitated process such as an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), is to provide an opportunity for stakeholder input, dialogue, and problem solving. more >>
- Draft Timber Mountain Environmental Impact Statement (PDF)
- Timber Mountain Public Input News Release (PDF)
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Medford District Office is temporarily closing several areas within the Timber Mountain off-highway vehicle (OHV) area Ė also commonly referred to as the Johnís Peak area. The Timber Mountain OHV Area is located just west of the City of Jacksonville. The purpose of the emergency closure is to protect soils, water, and fisheries resources that are being adversely impacted by OHV use. The closure is also needed to protect public safety on Forest Creek County road. more>>
Posters and Maps
The Info Boards informs users abouth the Matrix Land Ownership and Oregon State Statues which are enforced on the lands.
How Can You Tread Lightly?
The future of your riding opportunities depends on YOU! Protect your right to ride. Respect the land, the wildlife, and the rights of others. Please ride responsibly and Tread Lightly.
- Use it, but don't abuse it.
- Save any high impact riding for designated play areas.
- Stay out of streams, meadows, and other sensitive areas.
- Make sure your equipment is legal.
- Stay on the open routes.
- Do not hot rod through campgrounds.
- Do not ride through the camps of others.
- Do not ride on private land without permission.
- Do not spook horses, cattle, or wildlife.
- Educate yourself and others about the rules for riding in each area.
- Leave no trace- pack out what you pack in.
Read the best ways to minimize your impact on the environment while using your ATV. more>>
For details on ATV operating requirements like age, vehicle, dry weight, class definitions, etc more>>