Truck Dent is a very short, but scenic trail along the top of a ridge, with just enough challenges to keep the driver on his/her "toes". On a clear day, you will be treated to beautiful 360-degree panoramic views. As a great connector trail combined with other roads in the area - Truck Dent can be experienced from either direction, but going uphill from west to east can make the trail a bit more challenging. The beautiful forest scenery and panoramic views are what makes this trail so fun.
Jones Creek Day Use Area, Hwy-6, Tillamook State Forest, Tillamook County, Oregon
From the Jones Creek Day Use area go NE on North Fork Wilson River Road toward the Diamond Mill OHV Staging for 1.5 miles. Keep left at the intersection with Diamond Mill Road. Continue on Diamond Mill Road. for 2.3 miles. Keep right at this intersection and continue 1.5 miles on Diamond Mill Road. The west trailhead will be on your left.
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.