Powerline #4D / Tillamook State Forest

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4.5/5 (14 reviews)
Banks, Oregon (Tillamook County)
Last Updated: 07/03/2022
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Powerline #4D combines some interesting, tight segments of trail through the forest with a stretch of gravel access road as it follows the high tension power lines toward the coast. A fun and challenging optional section is available for those who want to attempt a reasonably difficult stretch of trail with few significant risks. There are good views near Waypoint 4 looking back to the east along the power lines.

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4.5/5 (14)
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/31/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Ran this backwards yesterday. Honestly glad we did it backwards. Would have been hairy doing it regular direction. I would consider bumping this trail to a moderate given the first stretch if you do the trail regular direction. Tight, slimy, and off camber for the first 1/4. The rest of the trail is fun and a breeze, but that first section certainly wasn’t “easy”
Open
Visited: 05/29/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

The fun and simple trail gets tighter and rocky towards the end but is entertaining and great for beginners.
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53350
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
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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
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Open
Rated 5/5
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.

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