Hogs Back / Tillamook State Forest

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4.2/5 (14 reviews)
Banks, Oregon (Tillamook County)
Last Updated: 07/03/2022
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Hog's Back is a fun trail that follows the spine of a ridge and hides a few surprises. On the top of the ridge, a rock garden has been installed for anyone wishing to test their skills. The descent into the dense forest on the north end of the trail becomes tricky as the trees close in on the road. Full size vehicles are not recommended but most SUVs and light pickups can make it through by executing three point turns as needed. A big view to the north peeks through the trees as the road hugs the edge of a cliff overlooking a quarry. Hog's Back has a little of everything and is a worthwhile trail to explore in the Tillamook State Forest.

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4.2/5 (14)
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/17/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Fun trail, but beware full-sizers. I’m in Silverado trail boss (4” on 35s) and the tight corners gave me dents on both rear doors and bed sides. You’ll also have to ride your slider along the top of a tree stump while turning a corner, as there’s no room on the trail to push wide since you’re on the edge of a shelf. Quite technical. Imo more technical and tighter than cedar tree or university firepower, for a full-sized truck.
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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
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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
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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
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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

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