Saddle Up Part Two / Tillamook State Forest

Banks, Oregon (Tillamook County)

Last Updated: 09/17/2021
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Highlight: Saddle Up Part Two  / Tillamook State Forest
Saddle Up Part Two starts with a big gatekeeper boulder field guarding the entrance to a lovely little stretch of dirt track that switchbacks down through a stand of young fir trees. A second boulder field guards the exit to the first segment of Saddle Up Part Two before the trail allows vehicles to continue onto the final segment that wraps around a small knoll popular with hunters for camping. The trail emerges onto a gravel road at the perfect spot to continue on to explore the Dog Leg trail.

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead and Gatekeeper (0 mi)
Saddle Up Part Two starts with a big gatekeeper obstacle consisting of a boulder field that must be crossed to continue forward. Careful wheel placement and spotting help to make crossing the gatekeeper easier.

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Starting Point: Banks

This trail is acessed from waypoint 4 of the Saddle-Up Part One trail.

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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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