Hoodraiser / Tillamook State Forest

4/5 (15 reviews)
Banks, Oregon (Tillamook County)
Last Updated: 07/03/2022
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Highlights

Hoodraiser is a fun romp through the Tillamook State Forest that is perfect for beginner 4x4ers to get a taste of the adventures that await in the Oregon Coast Range. The trail starts near the South Fork of the Wilson River and heads south and west through the forest toward the top of the ridge. The many water bars cut into the trail give Hoodraiser its name. Going up and over the water bars obscures the view of the trail because the hood of the vehicle is pitched up into the air -- hence the name Hoodraiser. Several narrow sections (wide enough for full size vehicles) are a fun challenge for drivers learning the dimensions of their vehicles. A few small mud puddles after rains make for a good place to take videos of overlanders driving through the forest.

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4/5 (15 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
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/01/2021

My dad and i have the same jeep, literally model and year, i grew up in the backseat and then shotgun and on my dads lap of course but it was the first time i got the go offroading with him in my own vehicle. this is the trail that we went on. it was amazing. we went before it got hot and too dry. probably a personal favorite. not too hard. we both have no lifts but good tires and recovery gear. fun trail. cant wait for it to open again!
Dean Johnston
Official Crew
2900
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/12/2021

Hoodraiser is open and in great shape. This is an easy, scenic trail that is perfect for "newbies" or people getting used to wheelin' a new vehicle.
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

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