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Idiot Creek Loop Road Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Trail sign, Idiot Creek Loop Road, Wilson River Trail (bobcat)


Hikes starting/ending here

Driving Directions

From the merger of Highway 217 with Highway 26, drive 15.2 miles and bear left onto Highway 6 for Banks and Tillamook.

Drive 21.7 miles on Highway 6, and turn right onto gravel Drift Creek Road for Larch Mountain.

Drive 0.2 miles and, after crossing the Devil’s Lake Fork on a bridge, turn left at a junction.

Proceed 0.5 miles, crossing Idiot Creek, and come to a four-way junction.

Keep straight here on the main track; after 0.7 miles, stay right.

In 0.1 miles, keep left at another junction.

In 0.3 miles, keep left again.

In another 0.2 miles, go left to cross Game Hog Creek and drive 1.2 miles on the main track.

Keep left at this junction, and head up 0.9 miles: you will pass the trail sign on your right and can continue to the top of Idiot Creek Loop Road and park in a wide, muddy area at the bend.

Note: Idiot Creek Loop Road is NO LONGER a loop (There is a big washout), so you will have to return the way you came to get back to Highway 6.

Other Notes

  • There is active logging in the area. Be aware of road closures and logging operations. It's better to travel the forest roads on weekends.

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