Tillamook Coast Life Blog
Bike and Ride on the Tillamook Coast
The Tillamook Forest, if it isn’t already, should be your destination of choice for mountain biking. The Wilson River Trail isn’t exactly flying under the radar. There’s a popular trail that extends 20-plus miles through the coast range between Tillamook and Portland. Or take your mountain bikes up to the summit of Highway 6 where you’ll find several other biking trailheads that are interconnected.
Looking for a bit more wind in your hair at the Tillamook Coast? Pick beach or mountain trail with Green Acres Beach & Trail Rides and channel your inner buckaroo. For all you experienced riders out there, bring your horse camping with you at Nehalem Bay State Park. There are campsites for you, and outdoor stalls for your four-legged friend.
There are only three places you can ride pedal-powered railbikes in Oregon, and the Tillamook Coast is one of them! Railriders depart from Bay City or Wheeler and see views that can only be accessed from the tracks. How neat of an experience is that?
Sandlake is exactly as it sounds: a lake of sand. People come for the dunes and the plumes. You can bring your own, or rent a mini dune buggy or quad from Sandlake Tsunami ATV Rental and ride the dunes yourself. And if you get bored (not likely), nearby is the Sand Lake Estuary. Here you’ll find great places to swim, fish, crab, kayak, and hike.