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.