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Banks-Vernonia State Trail

OR 47, Banks to Vernonia, Vernonia, OR 97064
+1 503-986-0707
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Fun Trail

You can go as far or as little distance as you feel up to. Most of the trail is shady. It's a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great trail

The trail is well-maintained and any Popsicles or bumps in the road only did 13 miles with two... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Pleasant Grove, Utah
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“railroad bed” (4 reviews)
“easy ride” (2 reviews)
OR 47, Banks to Vernonia, Vernonia, OR 97064
+1 503-986-0707
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can go as far or as little distance as you feel up to. Most of the trail is shady. It's a gradual climb and barely noticeable. Well kept. Good for walking, running or bike.

Thank 754aprilk
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

The trail is well-maintained and any Popsicles or bumps in the road only did 13 miles with two teenagers and it was a fairly easy ride. Loved it! Great scenery!

Thank shwaters
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I biked from Banks and had lunch in Veronia and returned to Banks. The trip was 44 miles long. The trail is completely paved and is more rolling hills except at mile marker 12 you have quite the hill at 11% grade....More

1  Thank BalanceRay
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Fantastic ride on repurposed railroad bed. Path starts at old mill pond-turned recreation lake and goes more than twenty miles. You can enter trail at numerous spots for free but I like to support trail care with $5.00 parking pass at lake on far edge...More

Thank Becky O
Reviewed 25 May 2016

If you're going one-way and shuttling, ride Vernonia to Banks (I.e., south) if you want a quicker trip with less uphill work. Ride Banks to Vernonia (I.e., north) if you want to spend more time n the trail and want to end your peddling at...More

1  Thank L E
Reviewed 25 April 2016

If you are a hiker or cyclist, don`t miss to make that trail. You can hike for hours on that 21 miles trail in pure nature. I walked my feet off and enjoyed the nice spring season while taking lots of pictures. There are rest...More

2  Thank ChrisSchnyder
Reviewed 11 January 2016

The bike trail begins in Banks and ends in Vernonia 21 miles away. The trail is only for bikes, people walking and horses, not cars. The climb is very gradual so anyone can walk or ride this path. You'll be amazed along the way at...More

3  Thank JmMaxey
Reviewed 19 October 2015

the trail goes around the lake. the carpenters house is located within a couple blocks of the lake and trail

Thank Gregg5274
Reviewed 17 October 2015

We volunteered @ L L Stub Stewart State Park in the Discovery Center. A good portion of the Banks-Vernonia State Trail is within the State Park. We loved being able to go over the old trestle (which has fenced sides - so no worries about...More

1  Thank DnL_Adventures
Reviewed 14 August 2015

The Banks-Vernonia State Trail is a 1920s-1965 abandoned eight-foot wide railroad bed with a gentle grade that has been paved for bicyclists, hikers and equestrians and stretches 21 miles (42 miles round trip) between the towns of Banks and Vernonia. There are six access points...More

5  Thank Swabado
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