Approximate driving time one hour
Travel westbound from Portland on the Sunset Highway (US 26) toward the Oregon Coast. Take Exit 53 marked “Highway 6 | Tillamook | Ocean Beaches” This is a left-side exit.
Continue 29.1 miles west on Highway 6. The milepost numbers will be counting down to Tillamook. The Tillamook Forest Center is near milepost 22. You’ll see it just past the turn-off for Jones Creek Campground, and around a big bend in the highway to the left. Look for the large stone and wood entry monuments. You’re here!
Approximate driving time 20 minutes.
Travel east from Tillamook on Highway 6. Milepost numbers begin at the junction with Highway 101 and get larger as you go east. After milepost 21 begin watching on your left for the signs for the Tillamook Forest Center. If you pass the turn-off for the Smith Homestead Day Use Area, you’ve gone too far.
Take the Wave
If you are traveling from Tillamook, consider taking Tillamook County’s public transit service, called The Wave. It’s only $1 from Tillamook. You can also ride The Wave from the Portland area. For schedules and more information on public transit in Tillamook County, click here.