Powerline #4C / Tillamook State Forest

2.7/5 (13 reviews)
Banks, Oregon (Tillamook County)
Last Updated: 07/03/2022

Trail Information


Powerline #4C is a fun jaunt through thickets of alder, maple, and other deciduous trees on the way down to the bottom of the Elliot Creek Drainage. The trail almost immediately narrows to a tight single lane of travel where full-size vehicles might not have the most fun navigating through narrow spots. Depending on when the last maintenance was done on the trail, 4x4s may end up with some pinstriping from brush and trees but that is all part of the charm of Powerline #4C. During the fall, the leaves on the trees turn vivid shades of yellow, orange, and red, making for some very pretty trail segments that are excellent for taking glamour shots of overlanding rigs.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

2.7/5 (13)
Visited: 01/21/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Love this trail, fun & easy. Since 4B/Happy Meal is closed, is the appropriate trailhead start now off University rather than the end of Happy Meal? Don't want to run into anyone...
Official Crew
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
Official Crew
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
Official Crew
Visited: 03/12/2021

Powerline Trail (all sections) is Open and in great shape. There are some narrow spots that could prove challenging for vehicles wider/longer than a Jeep Wrangler, but certainly nothing too crazy. I find this is a perfect trail for "newbies" or someone getting used to wheeling a new vehicle.
Official Crew
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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