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Wilson River




Easy (to Tillamook Forest Center) 
1-mile loop
50 feet elevation gain

Difficult (to Bridge Creek Falls)
7.8 miles round trip
450 feet elevation gain


The Tillamook State Forest’s free interpretive center beside the Wilson River has lots of attractions—a suspension footbridge, a climbable fire lookout tower, and displays describing the rainforest’s regrowth since the 1933 Tillamook Burn. But the river itself is the star of the show. An easy one-mile loop crosses the bridge to give you a taste of the scenery. A longer hike takes you downriver to two small waterfalls and a high footbridge where you can watch salmon loll in green pools.

Although you could park right next to the Tillamook Forest Center, you might want to start ...

For a longer hike ...

Other Options
Buses from Tillamook and Portland stop ...

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range.

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