MTB Project Logo

Tillamook State Forest

Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Weather Averages


High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w/
 
J F M A M J J A S O N D

61 mi 98 km of trail 3 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 0 Trails Intermediate Trails 16 Trails Hard Trails 2 Trails

Local Info

Tillamook State Forest offers some of the best mountain biking west of Portland. Most of the trails are multi-use trails, and many have a classic cross-country, hiking-trail-turned-bike-trail feel to them, but for the most part it works well! Gales Creek Trail and the Browns Camp Loop make up the best riding in the eastern part of the forest, and the lengthy Wilson River Trail dominates the western sections of Tillamook State Forest.

Although not in Tillamook State Forest, L.L. Stub State Park, slightly to the east of the forest, has some truly awesome purpose-built singletrack exclusively for mountain bikes and is absolutely worth checking out.

Unfortunately, all of the mountain biking appears to be centered around Highway 6, with seemingly no suitable trails along Highway 26 in the northern parts of Tillamook State Forest or the neighboring Clatsop State Forest.

Recommended Routes in Tillamook State Forest - 3

MTB Project is built by riders like you. Add Your Recommended Routes

Favorite University Falls
Difficult

Browns Camp Loop

7.4 mi 11.9 km 1,036' Up 315.88 m Up 1,042' Down 317.71 m Down

Banks, OR
Favorite Coasting down the Gale Creek Trail, about to merge with Storey Burn Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Gales Creek - Southern Climb

13.8 mi 22.2 km 2,058' Up 627.35 m Up 2,059' Down 627.46 m Down

Banks, OR
Favorite The forest opens up into some older growth as it winds back down to the road.
Intermediate

Triple C to Step Creek Double Loop

7.7 mi 12.3 km 893' Up 272.09 m Up 899' Down 273.96 m Down

Banks, OR

Trails in Tillamook State Forest - 15

MTB Project is built by riders like you. Add Your Trails

9.9 mi 15.9 km #1Gales Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Banks, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Banks, OR 18 
20.5 mi 33.0 km #2Wilson River Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Banks, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Banks, OR 16 
4.5 mi 7.2 km #3Wilson River Wagon Road Trail
Intermediate
Banks, OR
Intermediate
Banks, OR
2.2 mi 3.5 km #4Triple C Trail
Intermediate
Banks, OR
Intermediate
Banks, OR
3.9 mi 6.3 km #5Storey Burn Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Banks, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Banks, OR 13 
1.7 mi 2.7 km #6Raven's Ridge DH
Very Difficult
Banks, OR
Very Difficult
Banks, OR
2.0 mi 3.3 km #7Gales Creek Trail - Gales Creek TH to Summit TH
Intermediate
Banks, OR
Intermediate
Banks, OR 11 
2.3 mi 3.6 km #8Gravelle Brothers Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Banks, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Banks, OR
3.1 mi 4.9 km #9Step Creek Trail
Intermediate
Banks, OR
Intermediate
Banks, OR
1.6 mi 2.6 km #10Sickter Lars Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Banks, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Banks, OR
1.7 mi 2.8 km #11Nels Rogers Trail
Intermediate
Banks, OR
Intermediate
Banks, OR
1.0 mi 1.5 km #12Side Step Trail
Intermediate
Banks, OR
Intermediate
Banks, OR
3.4 mi 5.5 km #13Coal Creek
Intermediate/Difficult
Cannon Beach, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Cannon Beach, OR
2.5 mi 4.0 km #14Elliott Creek OHV Trail
Intermediate
Banks, OR
Intermediate
Banks, OR
0.6 mi 0.9 km #15Horseshoe Trail
Difficult
Banks, OR
Difficult
Banks, OR

Photos of Tillamook State Forest - 29

MTB Project is built by riders like you. Add Your Photos

From the underpass of HWY 6 and on to where this photo was taken, this is a gradual and at times steep climbing, however, the scenery is lush, green, and the tall trees provide a sweet canopy!
Aug 18, 2015 near Banks, OR
Slipping through some moss-covered boulders on the Wilson River Trail.
Jul 20, 2013 near Banks, OR
University Falls
Aug 10, 2016 near Banks, OR
Almost to the Storey Burn Trailhead!
Aug 2, 2016 near Banks, OR
Quick run down Triple C!
Sep 12, 2020 near Banks, OR
Descending the north side of Gales Creek Trail.
Jul 19, 2020 near Banks, OR
Nice, somewhat spooky forest.
Oct 14, 2015 near Banks, OR
Climbing up to the connecting trail back to the parking lot, instead of going up Storey Burn Trail.
Oct 14, 2015 near Banks, OR