Recreation

State forests offer some of the best Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trails in the Pacific Northwest. The Browns Camp, Jordan Creek, and Diamond Mill OHV areas alone provide more than 250 miles of riding opportunity through some of the more scenic areas of the forest.

OHV areas include trails for motorcycle, quad, and four-wheel drive enthusiasts that range from easy to challenging. The trails in the Diamond Mill area are mostly single track trails for motorcycle use only. Side-by-side enthusiasts will enjoy the Nicolai Mountain OHV area where almost all of the trails are open to for their use.

In addition to trails, the Browns Camp, Jordan Creek and Diamond Mill campgrounds and staging areas provide overnight and day use opportunities. Day use is free unless you are occupying a campsite. 

Please note: Side-by-side​ ATVs such as the Yamaha Rhino, the Kawasaki Mule, and the Polaris Ranger series are considered Class IV ATVs and are only allowed to operate on the trails designated and signed for their use.

For more specific information about OHV use and the fire season status of the OHV trails on the Tillamook State Forest, visit the Tillamook State Forest blog.

 

​​OHV trail reports

​​Trail # ​Trail Name Status​ Comments​
​All Trails All trails in the ATV area Open from the Thursday before Memorial Day through the Tuesday after Labor Day
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​Trail Name ​Status ​Comments
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Trail #​ Trail Name​ Status​ Comments​
​30 ​Bales Creek ​Closed ​This trail is temporarily closed due to timber sale activity.
​1 ​Rogers Camp Road ​Closed ​This trail is temporarily closed due to timber sale activity.
​Trail # ​Trail Name Status​ ​Comments
​28 ​Archers Firebreak ​Closed ​A section of the Archers Firebreak OHV Trail is closed due to active timber sale activity. Additonal sections of the trail will be closed until the timber sale is completed in the spring Please watch for trail closure signs.
​42 ​Hembre Lookout Trail ​Closed ​This trail is closed due to an extreme hazard. This trail will remain closed until the north end of the trail can be re-routed away from the rock pit. Hembre Trail Closure Map​
 
​Trail # ​Trail Name ​Status ​Comments
​93 ​Mongos Trail ​Closed ​Closed due to a slide.
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Trail #​ ​Trail Name ​Status ​Comments
​Steampot ​Closed ​Trail is closed due to an active logging operation.

​​Resources

OHV specialist contact information

  • Tillamook State Forest (Browns Camp, Jordan Creek, Diamond Mill, Trask OHV Areas)
    • Jahmaal Rebb, (503) 359-7463
    • Reid Brown, (503) 815-7024
  • Clatsop State Forest (Nicolai Mountain OHV Area)
    • Astoria District OHV Specialist, (503) 325-5451

OHV area maps

OHV Fire Season Waiver Information

Event information

Please note: You may need an Event Permit or a Special Use Permit if you plan on holding an activity for which fees are charged or during which State Forest trails, roads or facilities are used. For more information, contact the OHV Specialists listed above.

Miscellaneous

Find an OHV trail

Click on an icon below to see trail information.​

 
   
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