The Ginsberg Point Trail is one of only a handful of 4x4 trails in the Trask OHV region of western Tillamook State Forest. Designated as an intermediate trail and comprised of several sections - this is the longest 4x4 trail in the Trask OHV. Although not the most technical of trails, the Ginsberg will provide enough variety of hills, mud, rocks and tree stumps to challenge even the more experienced drivers. As a bonus, there are stunning views of the beautiful forest and surrounding valleys along the way.
From downtown Tillamook travel east on Hwy-6 for 2.6 miles to Trask River Rd. Turn right onto Trask River Rd. At 1.9-miles turn left at the intersection with Long Prarie Rd. Continue on Trask River Rd. for 10.9 -miles to the intersection of Trask River Road and Old Toll Road. Turn left on Old Toll Rd. Travel west 7.2 miles on Old Toll Road to the intersection with Big Bertha Rd. Turn left on Big Bertha Road and the trailhead is on your right.
Finally made it out to this trail today. There are several small and steep rollers that may bump the undercarriage of lower clearance vehicles. The trail was dry today and not even the mud hole had water in it.
After reviewing this page again I'm utterly confused. I recognize the trail I took today through waypoint 6 and through just after the mud hole in the video. After that, the trail seems completely different than what I see here. Apologies for what is most likely user error but following waypoint 6 there is a climb with a bypass to the left but it is long, steep, and in mostly clear space that does not resemble the pictures at all. It has a sharp and steep left turn at the top. Immediately following that there is a steep and pretty gnarly climb with no bypass. Since I was alone I did not attempt the second climb. I followed the gpx the whole way but the drive looks pretty different and the climb I encountered was much more challenging than anything pictured or filmed here. Large boulders at the top of a 50 yard steep climb. It looked like a lot of fun but not something I wanted to try without some company.
The Ginsberg trail is open and looking great! I've run the trail 4 times in the past 3 weeks preparing for Jeep Jamboree. There's a whole new look to the early sections, as logging activity has created a clear-cut along the western edge. The 1st couple hill climbs are getting pretty torn up, so those can be challenging - especially in the rain! (ask me how I know...)
Dean has lived in Oregon for over 9 years - having spent most of his adult life in Southern California where his love for exploring the outdoors was born. Over the years Dean has hiked to remote fishing holes, mountain biked red-dirt trails of AZ, and backpacked the trails of the Eastern Sierras. As an avid off-road explorer driving a Jeep Wrangler, Dean can often be found traversing the back-roads and trails of Oregon and Washington, or overlanding in Idaho, Wyoming, and Utah. Dean is also a Trail Guide for Jeep Jamboree USA, guiding jamboree participants in and around the 4x4 trails of Tillamook State Forest in Oregon.
Dean's day-job is Business Development for a local aerospace company, but he also owns & operates a number of small businesses. Dean is a retired Police Officer, an Army veteran, and airplane pilot.