Tillamook Timber

Development Route

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

This route is a 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 video.

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 Development 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!

Based on the comments below, this route appears to have 5 Star qualities. We sure could use your help with:

  • a bit more route detail (road texture on different segments, views, hazards, etc.)
  • pictures and videos.

Our email address is at the bottom of the page. Thanks!

Adventure / Gravel Route

Figure 8 Loop: 28 miles / 2300 ft gain
– Surface: ~ 100% gravel
eBike Friendly: Yes
– Location: ~ 50 minutes northwest of Portland, Oregon
– Published: March 2019 (updated January 2021)

Technical Difficulty & Risk[what this means]


The Start

Reehers Camp. Camping area with pit toilets and a hand pump for water.
Lat / Long:  45.706988, -123.338063

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Brown = gravel / dirt road

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