Powerline #4A / Tillamook State Forest

Banks, Oregon (Tillamook County)

Last Updated: 09/17/2021
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Highlight: Powerline #4A / Tillamook State Forest
While the driving on Powerline #4A is not the most spectacular 4x4ing in the world, the road serves a purpose to connect to the more challenging Powerline trails (Powerline #4B, #4C, #4D, #4E). The scenery along Powerline #4A is a combination of high tension power lines heading to the coast and a thick second growth forest on either side of the cleared power line right-of-way.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trail begins just north of the Brown's Camp seasonal closure gate on the west side of Scoggin's Creek Road. High tension power lines cross over the road here marching to the west. Follow the power lines onto the Powerline #4A trail.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Banks

From the town of Banks, head west on Oregon Highway 6 toward Tillamook for sixteen miles. Turn left onto Beaver Dam Road (signs for Brown's Camp and Roger's Camp Day Use Area). Follow signs for Brown's Camp (about 1.5 miles from the highway).



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Douglas Van Bossuyt

Mapping Crew - Oregon

Douglas grew up riding in the back of pickups in Oregon and California. He comes from a long line of overlanders and adventurers dating back to the Mayflower and the Oregon Trail. During a stint working in Colorado, Douglas fell in love with the offroad scene and immediately gravitated toward the Toyota crowd. His first 4x4 was a 1988 Toyota 4runner nicknamed Goldilocks. After a year of running many of the iconic trails throughout the front range in the fully stock Goldilocks running on bald tires, it was time for an upgrade. Goldilocks went off to a new home and the Albino Rhino came home. The Albino Rhino is a built 1986 Toyota 4runner ready for any adventure anywhere at any time. During the week, Douglas works on systems engineering and architecture problems in California. Douglas also enjoys backpacking -- especially in the central Sierras in California -- scuba diving along the Oregon and California coasts, and riding his motorcycle on the Pacific Coast Highway. Most weeknights you can find Douglas under his truck in the driveway performing maintenance or fixing the latest trail damage.
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