Stick in the Nose #37 / Tillamook State Forest

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4.8/5 (13 reviews)
Tillamook, Oregon (Tillamook County)
Last Updated: 07/03/2022
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Stick in the Nose is an apt name for this tight trail where brush encroaches on both sides of the dirt track and tree branches hang low. Gatekeeper obstacles and a challenging rocky obstacle halfway along the trail make for a challenging but achievable adventure through third growth forest on the way up to the top of Fox Creek Ridge. On clear days, Archer's Ridge across the Jordan Creek drainage can be seen to the north. On rainy, cloudy days, driving on Stick in the Nose feels like going to another planet where it is highly unlikely any other vehicles or people will be encountered.

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4.8/5 (13)
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Visited: 08/27/2021

The OHV trails on the west side of the Tillamook State Forest have reopened after the long summer closure due to fire danger. The east side OHV trails are still closed however. It is a good idea to call the Tillamook State Forest before you visit to ensure that the trails you wish to visit haven't closed again due to the risk of wildfire. Hopefully the fall rains will start soon. More information is available here: http://tillamookstateforest.blogspot.com/2021/08/ohv-trails-re-open-on-western-side-of.html
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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
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/09/2021

Enjoyable trail. Ran it solo w/ passenger in my JKUR. It had rained throughout the night before and morning of prior to my arrival to the trailhead in the afternoon so conditions were somewhat wet (there was no rain while I was on the trail). Trail is definitely wide enough for any 4x4 to wheel through but the overgrowth of brush on all sides will make you question whether it's really a 4x4 trail or not (some spots I had to drive directly through brush to get through since it must've grown that much). Guaranteed pinstriping for about 70% of the trail so beware if you care about your body paint. Not technically challenging if you're lifted and have big tires but navigating through the narrow turns, trail and overgrown brush will keep you on your toes.
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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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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

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