It may look like a grave marker of a long lost surveyor. But it’s not.
Everyone has heard about America’s Four Corners. That would be the only place where four state boundaries meet: Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.
In Oregon our Four County Point in the Tillamook State Forest notes the meeting of Clatsop, Columbia, Washington and Tillamook counties.
The trailhead has a brown four counties sign on the north side of U.S. 26, at milepost 34.8 (this is 2.9 miles west of the Timber-Vernonia junction, or about 39 miles west of Portland).
It takes about an 45 minutes to make the one mile hike out and back to see the marker and stand on all four counties at once. That makes Four County Point a quick leg-stretching hike when you’re driving between Portland and the northern Oregon coast.”
So let me help you plan your Oregon Geotourism experience. Spend a day or two in Portland, experience amazing Northwest Culinary treats and the unique Portland bed and breakfasts of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. Then head out Hwy 26, visit the Four Counties Marker before traveling on to an Oregon Coast lodging resting spot. A perfect Seaside Oregon lodging option is the 10th Ave Inn B&B, where panoramic windows provide views of the ocean, Seaside’s famous Promenade, beach homes and the coast mountain range.
And then there is the drive down the Oregon Coast. Talk about an Oregon Geotourism Experience? But that’s another blog.
The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share with you their version of Oregon Culinary Tourism and Geotourism. Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our nearly 100 hosts in any one of our many regions. Experience romantic getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic retreats. Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint rural or coastal town, taking in Oregon Geotourism, for a World Class City experience, or for a new spin on business travel, you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance by staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.