Waldo's Way / Tillamook State Forest

Banks, Oregon (Tillamook County)

Last Updated: 07/03/2022
4.3 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Highlight: Waldo's Way / Tillamook State Forest
Waldo's Way is a short but fun trail through a stand of second growth forest along a ridge line. During storms, it can be an exciting time to travel on Waldo's Way with strong winds buffeting the trees and forest floor. In recent years, the trail has become more rutted in some areas which is beginning to impede passage for stock vehicles. But that only means that when Waldo's Way gets wet, it gets more fun for stock vehicles. Try taking a run at the ruts and a stock vehicle just might slide through them. Regardless of road conditions, Waldo's Way is a beautiful little stretch of dirt trail through the Tillamook State Forest.

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead (0 mi)
Waldo's Way starts at the west end of a large gravel pull-out on Seven Cedars Road. Look for the the sign that marks the start of the trail.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Banks

This trail is accessed from Waypoint 2 of Dog Leg 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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