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Tillamook Forest, OR: Beaver Slide Road to Salmonberry River
Last Post 12 Mar 2012 10:32 PM by jennberry. 9 Replies.
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marcus young
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11 May 2011 02:15 PM
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Took the DII and my dogs down to the Salmonberry River via Beaver Slide Road this weekend. Despite the linked map showing the road crossing the river, the bridge at this location has washed away, so it's an out-and-back trip.

It was very cold and wet - even saw some snow flurries. The river is gorgeous, but is closed to fishing from April through October. I was more-or-less planning to hike and scope out fishing opportunities for the fall, while testing my DII 3-Amigo's fix. I was also hoping to get a little hiking in but the Banks to Tillamook Rail Road experenced a severe washout a few years ago and hasn't yet been repaired - the washouts were really wet and steep and couldn't be crossed on foot and the rail tunnel leading the other way was partially flooded with over a foot of water. I've hiked the rail grade in the past from Timber, OR, but this was my first trip down Beaver Slide Road. Typically you'd hike on the tracks, over railroad bridges, and through tunnels. The Port of Tillamook who operates the line requires train operators (when it's not washed out) to regularly blow their whistle so you know trains are coming prior to entering a tunnel or crossing a bridge.

There are a few steeper sections of Beaver Slide Road, but my feeling is that it could be navigated by most any high-clearance vehicles when dry. It was soaking wet though which made for some challenging moments navigating rocky sections and channels created by runoff. It's a solid surface, so getting stuck in the mud wasn't a concern.

Overall this was a great, though short, weekend trip. it was good to get the Disco off the beaten path and was equally fun scoping out the river with my dogs.

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11 May 2011 02:53 PM
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Pics or it didn't happen

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11 May 2011 03:50 PM
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That bridge was washed out in the big storm here a couple years back. (2008?) I have done the back roads from hwy6 to get to the other side.
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13 May 2011 04:11 AM
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Glad you got out, Marcus, I think you and Brian were the only ones lately!
Thank you for posting; agree with Benny, pics are always nice for us homebound folks
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14 Sep 2011 12:48 PM
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I haven't been in there in a while, and typically from the upper Nehalem.  I have some friends that have gone in via Salmonberry road off of hwy 26.  I haven't spent much time in the Tillamook forest offroading but would like to give it a shot.  Were you working from a good map or gps track?

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marcus young
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15 Sep 2011 05:06 AM
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I worked my way in with maps and a compass; computer printed topo maps and the Oregon gazetteer. With October almost upon us and that river scheduled to open for fishing I'm excited to get back with my fly rods! Perhaps I'll try the Nehalem approach.

I promise to snap some pictures.
Marcus Young
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15 Sep 2011 09:38 AM
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I hear ya!  Targeting trout or steelhead?

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07 Mar 2012 08:25 AM
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I see no one has posted here for months but just wanted to check in and see if anyone has been up there recently?
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12 Mar 2012 11:06 AM
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Went out there again about a month ago. Pretty much the same conditions as in September - everything is completely washed out. I spend the better part of a day casting flies and streamers with only one bite.
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12 Mar 2012 10:32 PM
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Right on so roads are still good down to the river, thanks for the reply btw


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