Explore the most popular birding trails in Tillamook State Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This was a challenge but the views and wildflowers at the top were worth the effort. great work out.

Very nice up and down trail. i was confused at the trailhead on which way to hit the waterfall. should have gone right instead of left. No falls this way. Went over halfway with some great elevation but no views that we found.

Not a looper but a nice easy trail with a creek view. Less than a hr

A great trail! Well groomed, mostly well marked and it was just us two and 2 mountain bikers on the trail (huge bonus!) Loads of flowers (bunch berries and wind flowers were my favourites!) We did take the written description of the trail with us, and even though the written description seemed a bit daunting (seemed like loads of directions) - they were spot on. Highly recommend the trail!

hiking
18 days ago

steady steep grade the whole hike up with some minor scramble in the last .2 miles of the hike. recommend coming early as the parking lot is small and has limited space.

hiking
18 days ago

Nice hike through the forest with a moderate elevation gain. 6.3 miles total. There are parts of the trail that are a little confusing because they insect with logging roads and other trails, so use the record feature to track yourself and you’ll stay on track.

Wide enough to get your groove on mtb'ing. Windy with small little climbs. Excellent trail work done!

Beautiful trail, the second half of the loop you have to come back on the road. Super dusty from people driving so we just went back the way we came in. Beautiful waterfall and not a lot of people. Ohv trails are separate so you so t have to dodge those.

I took my husband and my 10 year old, they both had a blast.

This trail is a really fun one! We saw lots of families and people on bikes as well as lots of pretty butterflies and birds.

Not too challenging and close to a great rock quarry shooting range means 2 activities for the price of one! Although the ATV’s and meth-y white trash take away from it all.

hiking
25 days ago

Nice trail, visitor center was fun to visit on the way back (opens at 10). Started at 7am and had the trail to ourselves! Nice river/beautiful forest. No fees for parking or visitor center. Trail mostly dry no mud, but smaller crossings with some water

good,short hike off the rest stop.

I’m a pretty out of practice hiker. I haven’t been on a real hike in about a year, so I was slow going but I loved this hike! The gun shots and ATVs didn’t bother me at all because it was so pretty. It’s not an easy hike like some people said unless you’re hiking regularly. I would say moderate is accurate. And especially having the trail almost totally to ourselves I would say it’s well worth it! And the falls were pretty.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail is probably harder if it’s raining. Besides being quite steep, it was a very straight forward hike. Again, if it’s raining or snowing, it would be very hard to keep going. It’s very steep. The view up at the summit is very beautiful and worth the exercise. When you find the picnic table, if you keep going for another 10mins or so, you’ll reach the top. The picnic table makes for a very peaceful snack break.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this hike! it's steep all the way up, but it's doable if you're in shape (-:

Absolutely beautiful forest trail!

Overall, the trail was lovely and a great hike. There was one spot where we got a little turned around due to the lack of signs, but we figured out we were supposed to walk along the side of the road for a bit and then cross to a different trailhead to continue.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this trail recently and had a blast. It’s tough but rewarding once you make it to the summit. I’d echo previous reviews - bring plenty of water and hiking poles if you have them (would have been helpful on the way up & down).

hiking
1 month ago

The views are amazing, better than the Kings Mountain summit in my opinion. Some scrambles, some hairy descents, and some cliffside trails make this one of the more difficult hikes I’ve done in Tillamook. Probably best to leave the kids at home, bring a lot of water and a snack. Most importantly pay attention to the weather, this isn’t a trail you want to have to maneuver in a rain or snow storm.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. It is consistently steep and a great workout so just be prepared for that. Trail is in great shape. Some nice views at and near the top. Well shades most of the way until you reach the top. Lot was full but the trail was not crowded at all. Highly recommend this hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Well worth the brutal ascent to the top! We wished we had brought sticks or trekking poles to help with balance on the way down but gorgeous views all around. Bring good shoes and more water than you’d think you need.

The most hardest hike I have done well worth it make sure U bring a lot of water

this hike was beautiful.
went on a monday and it was completely silent around us. its a great trail, does cross over atv trails but that is no biggie. the dogs loved this trail also.

walking
2 months ago

Great trail to walk with the dogs , it was just too short for our liking ! But everything was beautiful !

hiking
2 months ago

Steep but rewarding! Nice little hike with some amazing views. Nothing technical though do take your time going up and down some of the rockier/rooted areas. Good distance for the amount of elevation gain!

Beautiful trail! And it was nice to see al the new growth being planted!

It was a nice trail. I like the variety of the up and down. Not to many markings as to where you are or where you are going, but if you follow the trail you will be fine. A few waterfalls along the way as well.

The hike was decent through forests and clear cuts. Views were nice at the top and the falls we're great. Groups of ATV riders were considerate. The reason for the 3 star rating was due to the constant gunfire noise throughout the entire hike.

Nice trail 45 min from Portland. We got an early start on a Saturday and while there were a lot of motorcycles and shooters in the area, we had the hiking trails to ourselves.

This is a great loop for runners looking for something more challenging than Forest Park. Mostly runnable with some challenging power hikes. The loop distance makes keeping supplies in your car and running multi-loops an option for long-mileage days.

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