Hidden Rainforest Saddle by the Oregon Coast

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Description

Check this out: a secluded little spur in Siuslaw National Forest, tucked away on the side of a mountain and just a short drive from pavement. It's primitive, no doubt, but man, the atmosphere is on point. There are ferns and old-growth cedars all around. Don't worry about cell service; it's surprisingly good for being up in the coastal mountains.

The place is densely wooded, which is great for shelter when the weather turns bad, but don't count on satellite connectivity—too many trees for that. There's enough room for one vehicle, but if you're rolling with something big, you might have a tight squeeze. This spot's perfect for boondocking, and the rainforest vibe makes it feel pretty cozy and safe.

It's discreet, too. I mean, it's so easy to miss from the road that you'd think it's camouflaged. Privacy is pretty much a given. Not sure if there's a fire ring; it was dark and rainy when I was there, so I stayed inside and didn't take many pictures. It's close to the coast, which is a plus. If you're looking for a quiet, off-the-grid spot in the forest, this one's worth checking out. Just don't forget to bring your rain gear!

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Status – OPEN

We’ve been here in-person, but it might have been a while. To our knowledge, this spot is currently open and accessible, but that can easily change, so always have a back-up plan!

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