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OVERVIEW: Tillamook State Forest and W.T.F. PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 16 October 2007 08:04

In 2002, Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) designated over 11,000 acres within Tillamook State Forest as potential for system of mountain biking trails under a project name "Mountain Bike Area #1".  This area was identified as part of a 1994 plan which included "technical trail riding" opportunities.   Since that time, the department has recognized the growing need for "one-way" (Downhill) and "purpose built" (Freeride) mountain biking trails as aspect of this area.

In 2006, W.T.F. stepped forward as a team of local mountain bike riders focused on collaborating with ODF to deliver on providing riding opportunities for challenge to variety of skill-levels and styles (including DH, FR, and All-mountain).

While ODF continues developing a long-term plan for the area, W.T.F. volunteers have been helping design DH and FR specific opportunities that would address the growing need and stand ready to organize volunteers to help with ongoing trail build and maintenance.

A draft of trail plan was submitted by W.T.F. to ODF for consideration.

In spring of 2010, the ODF Forest Grove district made decision to put any further planning for a mountain biking specific trail network in Tillamook State Forest on hold due to lack of district resources, time, and funding even though W.T.F. has already supplied bulk of planning resources, has pledged full volunteer support to construct and maintain the trails under adopt-a-trail agreement, and has provided user input in support of a parking pass fee to cover costs of administrative time.  Our belief is that this project would be cost neutral to ODF.

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