Tillamook State Forest

Tillamook Forest Update (1/28) and Upcoming Work Party (2/11)

Written by Nathan Frechen, Tillamook LST Hi all – many thanks for the folks that braved the cold conditions on Saturday. We were able to get several trees cut out on Gales Creek trail between Summit TH and Gales Creek campground, and a number of rootwad tread issues mostly resolved.  We’ll be back at it … Read More

Tillamook State Forest Trail Update and Upcoming Work Party

Written by Nathan Frechen, Tillamook LST Work completed Saturday, January 14th:   All downed trees on Step Creek & Gales Creek (between Reehers & Storey Burn junction) were removed. Total of 43 trees were cut out, and 12.5 miles of trail were cleared by six folks. Huge thanks to Brad, Pam, and Jay, who cleared 26 … Read More

Tillamook State Forest Trail Update

** Trail work report ** Written by Nathan Frechen, Tillamook LST On Saturday, January 7th, 2023, 16 volunteers made their way out to the Tillamook State Forest to remove trees knocked down in recent wind events. Breaking into three crews, they managed to clear over 7 miles worth of non-motorized trails and removed around 45 … Read More

Tillamook State Forest Trail School Recap

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) What makes a trail sustainable? Why do sustainable trails matter? These are questions we ask at every Trail School, and they usually lead to some pretty good discussions! Here are a few examples of answers that participants provide.  A sustainable trail means that water doesn’t get stuck … Read More

A Weekend’s Work During Dig Season

November 12 and 13 was a BUSY weekend for Northwest Trail Alliance volunteers and members!  All told, there was over 400 hours of volunteer work put in over the course of the weekend spread across 6 different locations including a night ride social at Stub Stewart. Here are some highlights. FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS AT STUB … Read More

Guided Ride at Tillamook State Forest Recap

Written by Susan Martin The Historic Hiking Trail is a loop ride close to Portland and offers 8 miles of whoops, rocks, hooting and hollering, but fun cascading drops down a trail system before embarking on doable uphill rock gardens to yet another fast downhill through the deep rich natural rain forest that comprises the … Read More

Tillamook State Forest Work Party Recap 3/5/22

Written by Nathan Frechen, Tillamook LST On Saturday, March 5th, 28 people showed up to put the finishing touches on the .35 mile Gales Creek re-route in the Tillamook State Forest. In 3 hours, another stump was removed, rock armoring installed over roots, and the entire line was refined. It was a full-day success in … Read More

Tillamook State Forest Work Party Recap (2/5)

Written by Nathan Frechen, Tillamook LST ([email protected]) On Saturday, February 5th, 13 folks gathered to continue tread work that was started in December on the .35 mile Gales Creek re-route in the Tillamook State Forest. In 3 hours, we finished roughing in the entire line and removed a couple of stumps – one with mechanical … Read More

Tillamook State Forest Work Party Recap (12/4)

Written by Nathan Frechen, Tillamook LST ([email protected]) On Saturday (12/4), 22 brave souls braved the logging roads and impending rain to break ground on the .35 mile Gales Creek re-route in the Tillamook State Forest. The re-route will avoid a 200-yard section of the existing fall line trail that is challenging to ride in both … Read More

Tillamook LST Announcement

Written by Jim Lemonds (Mt. St. Helens & Growlers Gulch LST) [email protected] Nathan Frechen is the new NWTA Local Stewardship Team Lead in the Tillamook State Forest, building on the great work that PUMP/NWTA has done in the past and most recently by Ben McCormack and Tim Mathews. His focus will be on typical maintenance … Read More