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

16 days ago

Great trail for a quick hike. The waterfall was great we almost missed it it was really high and close to the trail. The dog loved the river. There were some great places to swim and to jump off the footbridge. Love this hike!

Nice quiet hike. Note that one trail map shows Wolf Creek Road going all the way through from the Keening Creek trail head to the intersection with the trail (about I mile from the Footbridge trailhead). WOLF CREEK ROAD does not go through but dead ends in someone's driveway on the Keening Creek end.
So, if you're looking to do a loop hike and were considering using Wolf Creek Road, it doesn't go through.

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.

1 month 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

2 months ago

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.

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.

on Wilson River Trail

5 months ago

Great trail - will always be a favorite of mine! Nice and short, my mapping is a little extended due to helping someone down the mtn. Really important to wear proper hiking shoes.. very muddy and slick!

5 months ago

Trail is in great condition. It was super cloudy when I went so not many views, but a hike for the rain since there is so much cover.

7 months ago

It was a great hike, although it was a bit muddy and wet. Probably not best for little kids when it is that wet and muddy. The hike was a nice mix of up and down (moderate) and the waterfall kind of surprises you in the middle of the trail. We didn't see anyone else there. Great hike.

Hiked late August. This is a trail clearly for ATVs and motorcycles. It's not fun to share a trail with motorized vehicles. It crosses several gravel roads as well. Not much to see, unless you like to see patches of logged terrain. Very dusty.

If you are looking for a quiet trail then this is not for you! This is a popular off roading site with lots of gun fire mixed in. If you have a dog that is scared of fireworks then I strongly suggest you pick another trail. The site is sometimes closed to OHV due to fire conditions and you can check here before going.


I took the 11 miles hike starting at University fall and headed clock wise. The trails are fairly well indicated but do cross over the OHV trails at many points, in some cases a 6 way intersection. The were a series of bridges and hugged the creeks for portions of the hike that really made the hike special. Some of the fire buffer zones were logged which added some nice blooming groves to the hike. There was moderate elevations on the hike and had a nice over view of the mountains about half way through. There were several nice rest stops along the way with crudely made benches and nice rocked areas along the creek. I enjoyed the hike and under certain conditions can be a very nice hike. Thus the 4 stars

Please be aware there is no cell service so upload your maps before going. The start of the major trail heads has well indicated maps of the entire area.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Very nice trail. It is not clearly marked, but if you follow this map it is super easy.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

This is a great short hike. Go early and you will have complete solitude. There is a good amount of parking at the trailhead and restrooms. There is no cell service at all. Lots of shade. The trail is near the road at the start but after a while the road noise fades.

Friday, June 02, 2017

Great for families, we went on a beautiful sunny Oregon day so the trail was moderately trafficked. Plenty of parking and well marked trails.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Great for families and dogs as there are many side trails leading to the river.

Friday, May 05, 2017

Beautiful hike. Loved getting to the waterfall.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

This was a great hike, the weather was warm and sunny. The trail is all signal track with lots of switch backs and wends its way along the cliff faces of the bowl. You’re either climbing or descending, very few areas of level walking.
There was a sign warning us of a bridge being washed out and the trail was closed at Wolf creek. Well heading off with the Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Rider spirit. If there is a bridge out we can cross the creek.
The trail started out with several switch backs for a mile and a half. We then crossed over a ridge and entered a bowl.
As the trail went around points and crossing several small creeks all with nice water falls as we make our way around the back side of the bowl. The trail had a few fallen trees nothing too bad, it was very apparent very few people hiked this trail, even as grand as the views were inside the bowl. There was no one else on the trail.
We then reached the North East end of the bowl and started to drop into the Wolf creek valley. This was a steep descend with switch backs. When we reach Wolf creek it was easily cross-able. A functional small foot bridge had been built by other hikers out of small logs.
We reached the trailhead just after 8:00 PM, just as it was starting to get dark. The 10.2 mile hike took just over 6 hours.
6 hours, experiencing truly natural freedom of being as part of nature and as close to with the natural world as person achieve in an afternoon.
The trail was all signal track with lots of switch backs and wends its way along the cliff faces of the bowl. You’re either climbing or descending, very few areas of level walking.

mountain biking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

The trail is primarily used for biking and hiking

off road driving
Saturday, March 04, 2017

Had a great time and did a little shooting.

on Wilson River Trail

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Nice trail. I went mid-morning and only saw one other person on the trail. Upon return there were a ton of people showing up. The earlier the better for this one likely because of its accessibility. It was a little close to the HWY and there were a few awkward areas for dogs. I was with two dogs and we had to go under the small bridge with one railing. Towards the end of the trail there is the sandy bank with a perfect doggy swimming area for any one who is looking. It is the perfect distance for a quick adventure with the pups for a few hours.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Trail is open. Nice trail with many areas for river access along the way. There are a few areas on the trail with steep drop offs and the foliage along the trail may be a problem for smaller children and dogs. When you get to the area where the trail comes out onto a gravel road you'll need to cross the bridge and the trail starts again on the east side of the road. This is a good hike for all ages with only a small section of steep switchbacks near the falls.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Closed due to weather as of may, bridge is out of something.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

This is a very gentle trail for beginners and children. Returning back to the Forestry Center made for a nice end to the trail. We hiked from the center to the Wilson Falls and back, making this just right over 3 miles there and back.

off road driving
Friday, May 30, 2014

I really like this place. My 11 YO son and I rode here for the first time on Memorial Day weekend. We had a blast. There were a lot of people but there are so many miles of trails that it didnt feel crowded at all. It was rear that we came across other riders. Most of the trails are fairly easy right around the parking area with a few that are intermediate. They are pretty well marked so you shouldnt be surprised. Further out there are more difficult trails but we didnt make it that far. If you go stop by the Gails Creek store and pick up a free map.
Im looking forward to many more trips to and around Browns Camp. If you have any questions shoot me an email.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

this was a nice hike. did the point to point from the footbridge back to the visitors center. easy to follow and nice views of some very pretty river. it's been a mild winter in Tillamook, so it is very accessible .

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