Saddle Up Part One / Tillamook State Forest

5/5 (10 reviews)
Banks, Oregon (Tillamook County)
Last Updated: 07/03/2022
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Highlights

Saddle Up Part One is one of the few trails in the Tillamook State Forest with a shelf-style road where there is big exposure if a driving mistake is made. There is nowhere to turn around once committed to the trail and only one or two places where one or at most two vehicles can get off the road to let others pass. Limited sight lines make for an exciting time wondering what or who is around the next bend. An optional obstacle makes for an interesting puzzle to tackle. The views on a clear day from the section of trail around Waypoint 2 make it all worthwhile though. Expansive panoramas to the south provide a stunning setting to take photos of vehicles seemingly perched on the edge of a cliff. On stormy days, near white-out conditions can frequently occur where visibility is no more than 100 feet at times. Even on bad weather days, Saddle Up Part One is still a worthwhile trail for adventurous explorers in the Tillamook State Forest.

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (10 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
Douglas Van Bossuyt
Official Crew
49750
Status: Open
Visited: 07/01/2020

The Tillamook State Forest is now in the "regulated use" portion of fire season. Please check fire danger before you go to the Tillamook State Forest and plan accordingly including minimum equipment you are required to carry while in the forest. TSF general information: http://tillamookstateforest.blogspot.com/p/fire-season.html More information and links to current fire danger: https://www.oregon.gov/odf/fire/pages/restrictions.aspx

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