The Four County Point Trail is a short out-and-back to a unique spot in Oregon

A unique cartographical feature of the region is the point in northwest Oregon — located in the Tillamook Forest — where four county corners meet, the only such location in Oregon. 

While not as glamorous as the more well-known Four Corners Monument where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah meet, the Four County Point Trail is a roughly two-mile out-and-back trail that leads to the point where Washington, Tillamook, Clatsop, and Columbia counties meet.

The trailhead is located three miles west of the Timber Junction on Highway 26.  

The trail is short, with very little elevation gain, and there’s ample space to park at the trailhead. A geocache is located nearby for an extra activity, if you’re into that sort of thing. There are no restrooms at the site. 

The Four County Point Trail in the Tillamook State Forest on May 10, 2021. Photo: Chas Hundley

Tracking through the Tillamook State Forest and mostly covered by the forest canopy, the trail leads past a lush landscape — Douglas Fir, trillium, mosses and mushrooms, redwood sorrel and more — to a space with a small granite slab marking the titular spot. There’s a single bench, and a couple of survey markers as well. 

The Four County Point Trail in the Tillamook State Forest on May 10, 2021. Photo: Chas Hundley

The hike is not the most tranquil of treks, with the highway nearby and footsteps often punctuated by the sound of gunfire, thanks to the close proximity of the North Fork Wolf Creek Public Range across the creek.

To reach the trailhead, head west on Highway 26. Three miles past the Timber Junction, the trailhead is on the right-hand side of the highway headed westbound.