The Salmonberry Railroad, site of the proposed Salmonberry Trail, is dangerous and remote, and is closed to public use. Tunnels, trestles, and rails were severely damaged in a storm in 2007, and have not been repaired or maintained. In addition, the Port of Tillamook Bay, which owns the rail corridor, has posted no trespassing signs, and violators could be cited.
In Oregon, we love adventure. It’s in our blood and part of our daily lives. Whether it be hiking, biking, horseback riding or paddling, visitors and residents alike enjoy exploring our state’s varied natural environment.
However, few recreation opportunities allow non-motorized users to safely connect from Portland to the Oregon coast, or to safely travel the Oregon Coast Highway. The only routes currently available span often-congested highways or unconnected trails and forest roads.