Firebreak One / Tillamook State Forest

Banks, Oregon (Washington County)

Last Updated: 09/17/2021
3.3 / 5 ( 6 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 1.19 miles
Highest Elevation: 1827 feet
Duration: About 15 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: South
Nearest Town: Banks
Nearest Town w/ Services: Banks
Official Road Name: #2
Management Agency: Tillamook State Forest


Highlight: Firebreak One / Tillamook State Forest
Firebreak One is a great introduction to the Tillamook State Forest and the Brown's Camp Area. As soon as the trail plunges into the moss-covered, dripping wet forest of the Oregon Coast Range, the adventure begins. The trail winds through second growth timber on the way to the top of the ridge where it suddenly bursts through the trees into a vast clear-cut with sweeping views to the west. The trail turns into a gravel road on top of the ridge and continues through a mix of second and third growth forest, and clear-cuts on its way down to one of the main roads through the forest.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The Firebreak One trail starts from the southwest corner of the Roger's Camp Day Use Area. The day use area is a good place to air down tires, meet up with a group, and use the pit toilet before proceeding into the Tillamook State Forest network of trails and roads. There is also a regularly serviced pit toilet located here.

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). Turn left again in 300 feet following signs for the Roger's Day Use Area. Some maps and GPS units label this road as either Saddle Mountain Road or FB 1 Road. The Roger's Day Use Area is ahead in 600 feet. The Firebreak One trail starts at the southwest end of the Roger's Day Use Area parking lot.



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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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