Can Opener #28B / Tillamook State Forest

Tillamook, Oregon (Tillamook County)

Last Updated: 08/27/2021
4 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 0.44 miles
Highest Elevation: 2065 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: West
Nearest Town: Tillamook
Nearest Town w/ Services: Tillamook
Official Road Name: #28B
Management Agency: Tillamook State Forest


Highlight: Can Opener #28B /  Tillamook State Forest
The challenging obstacle at the end of Can Opener gives the trail its name and makes this a fun trail for rock crawlers. After crossing a gatekeeper boulder field, the trail heads up a steep hill to a boulder pile at the top of the hill. Many big, built rigs spend hours playing around on the boulders and trying the more challenging lines through the obstacle. The shaded forest setting and ample parking make this a great spot to spend a little time watching 4x4s crawl through the forest.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trail starts at the northwest corner of the intersection of Lyda Road, Rocky Up Hill #28A, Archers Firbreak #28, and Archers Road. The intersection is spread out over several hundred feet in the saddle between the two hills. Go to the north end of the intersection and look for the Can Opener trailhead on the west corner of Archers Road and Lyda Road.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Forest Grove

This trail starts from waypoint 4 of Archers Firebreak #28. Turn right and go on the gravel road about 200 feet. The trail starts on the northwest side of the intersection and is indicated by a small sign.



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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.
For individual use only, not to be shared.