Oregon

Trips & Trails: Crooked River National Grasslands
If you’re on your way to or from Overland Expo...
Tales from the Trail: Owyhee Uplands Backcountry Scenic Byway
Eva Rupert takes the Ultimate Overland Motorcycle, a Yamaha Ténéré...
Tales from the Trail: McGrew Trail
I first traversed the infamous McGrew Trail in southwest Oregon...
Tales from the Trail: Oregon Back Country Discovery Route 5, Section 2
After some recommendations and referrals from colleagues, friends, and fellow...
Trips & Trails: Owyhee Uplands Back Country Byway
The Owyhee Uplands Back Country Byway is a 104-mile graded...
Trips & Trails: Three Creeks Lake Road
For those looking for a bit of adventure before or...
Trips & Trails: Lava Butte & Arnold Ice Caves
Deschutes National Forest was established in 1908 and offers overlanders...
Trips & Trails: Oregon Back Country Discovery, Route 3
If you’re looking for a lengthy adventure before or after...
Trips & Trails: McGrew Trail
McGrew trail is a legendary track located in southern Oregon...
Trips & Trails: Cinder Butte Viewpoint
If you’re heading to the Overland Expo Pacific Northwest event...
Trips & Trails: Ochoco Mountains
Established in 1911, the Ochoco National Forest is located in...
Looking west across Crooked River National Grassland

Trips & Trails: Crooked River National Grasslands

If you’re on your way to or from Overland Expo Pacific Northwest in the Bend or Redmond, OR area and you have some time to explore the area, you might want to consider the Crooked River National Grasslands.

Tales from the Trail: McGrew Trail

I first traversed the infamous McGrew Trail in southwest Oregon in the summer of 2021. And, as the legend suggests, McGrew proved to be a wicked test of endurance for my friends and me.

Trips & Trails: Three Creeks Lake Road

For those looking for a bit of adventure before or after Overland Expo Pacific Northwest in Bend, I can advise you to check out Three Creeks Lake Road, an easy, 45-ish mile backcountry route in Deschutes National Forest that borders Three Sisters Wilderness and encompasses lots of dispersed camping sites, mountain lakes and creeks, and stunning scenery.

Trips & Trails: McGrew Trail

McGrew trail is a legendary track located in southern Oregon that straddles the California border. It’s roughly 26 miles and runs through what, for centuries, was lush forest.

Truck navigating Cinder Butte Viewpoint trail near Bend Oregon.

Trips & Trails: Cinder Butte Viewpoint

If you’re heading to the Overland Expo Pacific Northwest event in Bend, Oregon in 2022, you’re probably seeking new adventures. Look no further.

Jeep on the side of dirt road in Ochoco National Forest

Trips & Trails: Ochoco Mountains

Established in 1911, the Ochoco National Forest is located in the Ochoco Mountains in north-central Oregon. It spans more than 850,000 acres and has lots to offer an overlander: golden canyons, beautiful rivers, geologic oddities, streams teeming with fish, high deserts dotted with sage grass, and 95,000 breath-taking acres of old-growth forest – just to name a few.

Photo by Brett Willhelm

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