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Sawtooth Road Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Trailhead on the Kilchis River Road near Sawtooth Road (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Driving Directions

Drive west on Highway 26. From the junction of 26 with Highway 217, it’s 15.1 miles before you make a left turn for Highway 6, Banks, and Tillamook.

Drive 51.9 miles into Tillamook. At the first traffic light, turn right onto Highway 101N for Bay City and Astoria.

Go 2.5 miles, and turn right onto Alderbrook Loop Road for the Kilchis River, Kilchis Park and the Idaville District.

After 1.1 miles, go right for Kilchis Park.

In 1.3 miles, turn right and cross a bridge over the Kilchis River. The road becomes gravel.

In 2.1 miles, keep left at a junction near some dwellings.

After another 0.6 miles, keep left at another junction with Sam Downs Road.

Keep driving on the Kilchis River Road for 4.2 miles and stay right at a junction.

Drive 4.6 miles farther and pass Sawtooth Road on the right. Park at a large pullout on the left side of the road just past this junction.


Since the lower 1.5 miles of Sawtooth Road had been regraveled in 2014 to accommodate a logging operation, you may be able to drive up it to avoid walking along that part of the road.

Other Notes

  • Best driven on weekends to avoid logging traffic

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