Tillamook County High Point Trip Report

Rogers Pk (3,706 ft)

Date: May 1997
Author: Ken Jones

This one is in the Tillamook State Forest, which is actively logged. If it ever has much view, it didn't on the cloudy day we were there. Conditions, and roads, change frequently. A new recreation plan for the forest was being developed as of 1999/2000.

From state route 6 (the spectacular Wilson River Highway - well, it's spectacular for the Oregon Coast Range, anyway) head north on the North Fork road (near Lees Camp). In 3 to 4 miles, turn left on the West Fork of the North Fork road. In another mile or so, a bridge to your right leads to a road which winds up over the ridge to the south slopes of the Morris Creek canyon. This road is gated at the north boundary of Section 21. Park here, without blocking the road. This was Mazda 626-passable in May 1997, with some iffy spots that had been churned up by logging activity. Any road in this vicinity may be posted as closed if active logging is scheduled. A map is advisable to follow the tangle of roads in the area; pay attention to topography too since it changes less than the roads.

The hike is mostly a road walk. Use your topo, and follow the road (and a ridge-top trail which skips one switchback on the road) northerly, then easterly to the summit of Rogers Peak. Round trip on foot is about 3 miles with 1100' gain.

This route was the one suggested by a Tillamook State Forest ranger in 1997. Contacting the Forest is advisable due to the frequency of change in the area.