7 Up (Easy Way) / Tillamook State Forest

4.3/5 (11 reviews)
Banks, Oregon (Tillamook County)
Last Updated: 07/03/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

The 7 Up (Easy Way) trail is a challenging but manageable adventure through the forest to the top of the hill where the iconic 7 Up (Hard Way) trail connects. There are three legs to 7 Up which include two legs that are passable by normal 4x4s (detailed in this trail description) and one leg that is a challenge for even the most built buggies (detailed as the 7 Up (Hard Way) trail). On warm summer afternoons, rock buggies can often be found battling up the 7 Up (Hard Way) trail where they often break axles, drive lines, and occasionally flip over and crash down the hill. The 7 Up (Easy Way) trail is a popular trail that many overlanders enjoy throughout the year. The trail winds up and down through a deep, dark forest where night time comes hours ahead of schedule. Thick moss hangs from the trees in some areas and lends a magical, enchanted aura to the trail especially in the late afternoon and early evening.

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Trail Reviews

4.3/5 (11 reviews)
Douglas Van Bossuyt
Official Crew
49750
Status: Open
Visited: 09/17/2021

The Tillamook State Forest has reopened all OHV trails thanks to lowered fire danger: http://tillamookstateforest.blogspot.com/2021/09/all-ohv-trails-open-effective-09162021.html
Douglas Van Bossuyt
Official Crew
49750
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 06/25/2021

Due to high fire danger, the Tillamook State Forest is closing all OHV trails as of 1am on Friday June 25th. At this time the gravel roads in the TSF are still open for OHV use but all the trails are shut down. http://tillamookstateforest.blogspot.com/2021/06/fire-danger-moving-to-high-effective.html
Douglas Van Bossuyt
Official Crew
49750
Status: Open
Visited: 09/20/2020

The Tillamook State Forest has reopened now that fire danger has lowered. http://tillamookstateforest.blogspot.com/2020/09/tillamook-state-forest-re-opens-to.html
Douglas Van Bossuyt
Official Crew
49750
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 09/07/2020

All trails in the Tillamook State Forest are closed as of 9/7/2020 due to extreme fire danger: http://tillamookstateforest.blogspot.com/2020/09/the-tillamook-state-forest-needs-your.html
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 07/31/2020

SUPER narrow. I also wouldn't classify from points 2-3 as easy. It's intimidating and not for noobs. That said, it's a fun trail as long as you're ready to get some pin stripes on your car too.

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