A free access permit is REQUIRED. You will be asked for your permit on site. Click here to sign up online. Create an account, then request an Oregon Permit. A printable vehicle placard and user card will immediately be available online. If you are without a printer you might be able to get away with a handwritten vehicle placard with the permit number on it.
Klootchy Creek County Park, just off of Hwy 26, just 2 miles east of the junction with Highway 101 between Seaside and Cannon Beach, hosts the parking and staging area for the mountain bike trails.
“Klootchy,” a misspelled and mispronounced name of a timber cruiser named Antoine Cloutrie from the late 1800’s, is now the name of a creek that runs into the Necanicum River by Klootchy Creek County Park. The trails opened in July of 2019 and are possible because of a partnership between Clatsop County Parks, Lewis and Clark Timberlands (managed by GreenWood Resources), and NWTA. The trails are built and maintained mostly through volunteers with local funding from private and tourism dollars. The trail system is designed to cover all ability levels and different riding experiences – all riders welcome!
Klootchy Creek County Park was also home to the Klootchy Creek Sitka spruce. The majestic Sitka was the first tree designated as an official Oregon Heritage Tree, and was once the biggest tree in Oregon (by volume). It began life from seed around the year 1215 and was felled by a storm in 2007. It is now a magnificent stump still present in the park. Klootchy Creek County Park is also a popular area to access the Necanicum for fly fishing. Lots to do at Klootchy Creek!
Two new trails are in process of being constructed at Klootchy Creek. Please respect our trail building volunteers and abide by all trail work and trail closed signage.