Tillamook Timber

Development Route

Adventure in the Tillamook State Forest! This route explores the areas surrounding the future Salmonberry Trail.

This route is a slightly modified version of the 2018 Cycle Oregon Gravel Event. “The major climb of the day comes early, at mile 3.5. You will gain just over 850 feet in 2 miles, an average gradient of 6%. Some sections of the climb exceed 10% for a short bit. From here on, it is scenic vistas and hulking logging equipment to see up close.” Check out their pre-ride

We recommend riding this route on a sunny fall day when the autumnal colors are on full display.

The Dirty Freehub Team has not ridden this route, thus the Training Route designation. However we have ridden with Cycle Oregon on their 7-day road adventure and with them for the 2019 Gravel Weekend. They put on great events and even better routes!

Adventure / Gravel Route

Figure 8 Loop: 34 miles / 2600 ft gain
– Surface: ~ 100% gravel
eBike Friendly: Yes
– Location: ~ 50 minutes northwest of Portland, Oregon
– Published: March 2019



The Start

TImber, Oregon. Dirt pull out on east side of road.
Lat / Long:  45.720064, -123.295110


Cue Sheet / GPX file / TCX file


Brown = gravel / dirt road

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  • Melissa says:

    Road this 9/28/20. Was a wonderful ride. Agree with riding in the fall. At the top of the first climb there is a logging turnout on the right that you can view 4 Mts from. Definitely worth the stop, we almost missed it. Large temperature swings coming in and out of the forest. Creek to filter water midway. A fair number of pot holes to dodge. Mostly excellent gravel. A very enjoyable, long, gradual descent.

    One recommendation: I’d park at the day use area on Cochran road, this will take out the few paved miles at the start and end of route on Timber road and avoid weird parking situation. The parking location off Timber Road was a little sketch.

  • Nathan says:

    I did this ride today and it was fantastic. Very few cars out there, but there were several hunters/target shooters in the deep forest. Be sure to ride in the direction recommended. The climbs are punchy, but the downhill flows are worth it!

    Be sure to bring your snacks and drinks. Theres no convenience stores in Timber to rely on.

    • Kevin / Co-Founder @ Dirty Freehub says:

      Thanks for the comment – it really helps out other riders. Yes, we ran into several hunting groups yesterday also. Bow hunters for Elk, Rifle for deer. Funny thing is we saw more animals than they did. We are also in the process of designing an orange Dirty Freehub bike kit for this time of year. Thanks!

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