The Tillamook State Forest Storey Burn trail starts at the Gales Creek campground and ascends to Storey Burn road, a tight hillside climb over moderate terrain.
Not a destination trail, but the climb is pleasant and the winding, hillside descent is a hoot.
Although the trail dries out quickly, expect very wet conditions in the early Spring and after a heavy rain.
The northern Gales Creek trail section (which follows Gales Creek to Bell Mountain Rd) was washed out several years ago, and is now reopened for biking and regains it's ranking as the best singletrack in the area.
The washed-out section has been rerouted uphill and some other damaged sections have been reworked to help make the trail more sustainable under constant use.
The 7mi (2000' ascent) Storey Burn to Gales Creek loop option consists of riding to SR6, then riding 1mi (passing the Browns Camp entrance) to the singletrack trail which follows Low Divide Creek to the Gales Creek campground.
Gales Creek is often combined with the Browns Camp loop into a figure eight ride, but in that case consider riding the Browns Camp section CCW.
Browns Camp is a 7.7mi (1700' ascent) loop on some non-Orv singletrack, usually ridden CW but which could be ridden CCW as well.
This ORV area gets a lot of summertime use, but the singletrack is usually far enough away from the doubletrack to prevent user conflicts.
The Elliot Creek trail section, from University Falls back to the Browns Camp trailhead, is not very interesting and ends in a steep gravel road climb, making a University Falls OAB or a return on Saddle Mountain road (or the other gravel road drawn on the topo) suggested alternatives.
Ravens Ridge is a popular local downhill (one-way) route.
The Wilson River trail traverses steep, rugged canyons alongside SR6.
The 500' elevation change from the upper to lower TH includes several significant hillside traverses, as the trail crosses the headwaters of Lester and Ryan creeks.
Elk Mountain and (especially) Kings Mountain trail offer strong hikers the opportunity to explore the rugged terrain of a basalt ridgeline, with scenic valley views.
Mosquitoes are ferocious in this area until August. Feel free to try the natural repellents, and avoid drinking carbonated drinks prior to riding, but Deet 100 may be the only protection from 'the swarm'. Expect some trailside poison oak and prepare as needed. Try using Tecnu before the ride.
Gales Creek Trail, Storey Burn Trail
Browns Camp University Falls Trail, Ravens Ridge DH Trail, Wilson River Trail
Elk Mountain Trail, Kings Mountain Trail
Step Creek Trail, Triple C Trail
Elk Creek Campground, Gales Creek Campground, Jones Creek Campground, Keenig Creek Campground, Reehers Horse Camp
Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.