In addition to supporting The Salmonberry Trail project and The Tillamook Forest Center, the Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust also manages the State Forests Recreation Fund. The fund was established in 2016 in memory of Wayne Naillon, long-time trail volunteer and advocate for outdoor recreation. The fund is used to support recreation management projects, and trail and facility maintenance on the Tillamook State Forest and other state forests. When complete, the Salmonberry Trail will traverse the northern portion of the Tillamook State Forest and will connect to several existing trails, making an extensive trail network accessible from the Tualatin Valley. Your support for the State Forests Recreation Fund will help keep this trail network open and accessible into the future.
Yes! We know how excited you are for this trail and have heard from so many of you on how you want to help physically come to life.
While the future Salmonberry Trail has yet to break ground, there are plenty of ways to develop your trail skills in the meantime and connect to the communities surrounding the trail.
The Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust is continuing its legacy of support for the Tillamook Forest Center through a successful fundraising campaign to build a new outdoor education pavilion at this iconic interpretive center located in the heart of the Tillamook State Forest. Over the past two years, the Trust raised nearly $500,000 for this project, and construction is now underway. The pavilion will be complete in the coming month, and a grand opening event is set for Friday, June 22, 1:30 – 3:30 P.M. With a capacity of 150, the new pavilion will greatly increase the Center’s ability to host student groups from area schools for outdoor education programs starting this coming fall.
Join us with Cycle Oregon for a two-day gravel-fest down roads less traveled. We’re setting up camp in Tillamook State Forest and giving riders a variety of heart-pumping, pedal-churning routes to choose from daily. Gravel riders will have the whole Cycle Oregon experience – tents, showers, route support, main stage, beer garden – only this time, we’re going to be a lot more up close and personal with nature. Feel the calm of the forest as you crank through the firs and ferns, spruce and salal. See the abandoned rails and trestles that will someday be the Salmonberry Trail, connecting the Valley to the Coast. Come out, test your grit and enjoy the challenges and rewards of this first-of-its-kind backwoods biking experience.
What began ten years ago as a grand vision connecting the Oregon Coast to the Valley, crossed a milestone on April 6th, 2018 when the Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency (STIA) agreed in a unanimous vote to sign the lease agreement with the Port of Tillamook Bay, moving the project into its next phase for planning and development.