When it comes to trails, woods and single track it is hard to beat the Northwest. With a vast amount of OHV trail systems and some serious adventure trail riding to be had, Oregon, Washington and Idaho host some of the most diverse trails in the US. There are plenty of Motocross tracks as well, which usually have off-road terrain surrounding the facilities. Washougal MX park may have one of the best National events on the Motocross circuit; but what you may not know about are the wicked GP races they hold there, i.e. the Dick Jagow memorial race.
Washington has held some of the best WORCS races over the years and always offers a unique option to the Southern California rounds where most of the series riders base. From the awesome OHV system of Straddaline Park, to the high elevation terrain of Gifford National Pinch Forest in Mount Adams, Washington has a very diverse range of legal riding areas. If you get burnt out on trail riding or GP riding you can always go hit up some pure Moto at tracks like, Washougal, Longview MX, Riverdale MX, and Pacific raceway. You can travel pretty much anywhere in the state and go riding.
Oregon has a lot of the same style of terrain to offer, but the eastern part of the state offers some more high-speed territory. Ukiah, Oregon is a hidden gem. Those who have venture into this majestic land find themselves returning year after year in search of the perfect ride and unless you’ve witnessed it in person, you will never understand it’s true greatness. Vast streams provide for some exciting trail crossings and excellent fishing. An added bonus is that the environment provides types of terrain for any level of rider, from beginner to pro. Oregon is also a prime spot to own property and build a track, or trail system… Just ask the Hill’s, who were born and raised in these parts. They have the right set-up!
All in all the NW offers great riding, especially in the summer months. While all the southern states are extremely hot and dry, you can still find patches of rain and snow if you know where to look.. So pack the camper and the dirtbikes and come on up to the Northwest. You won’t be disappointed.