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Lovely ride

This ride was really enjoyable. I'm a decent rider while my husband is a true ace. We both enjoyed... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2018
lisabinnyc
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New York City, New York
Not the prettiest trail I've been on. Failry crowded on Sat/Sun in late June. Very doable for most ages.

We rode 1/2 way the first day, starting at Vernonia Pond. Beautiful little lake. Within 5 minutes... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2018
TrvlTheWorld2
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Vancouver, Washington
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

I tried this trail a year ago (2017) and was very impressed with the ride. Lately, it has really deteriorated in parts and getting worse. Some very dangerous ruts and parts of the trail falling apart all together. What really bothered me most, is the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

This ride was really enjoyable. I'm a decent rider while my husband is a true ace. We both enjoyed the experience, lovely scenery followed by a great lunch in town.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

We rode 1/2 way the first day, starting at Vernonia Pond. Beautiful little lake. Within 5 minutes of being on the trial, we came upon a wogger (walking/jogger) with a jogger baby stroller. She was being approached in front by another bike rider, so she...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 15, 2018

This is a trail flanked on either side by roads but secluded thanks to thick, brushy vegetation. The brush was well cut back so it did not encroach on the trail. We rode bikes over the first five miles. It was on pavement, flat and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank HundredAcreWood
Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

Excellent paved trail on an old rail line so it has gradual grade that even a fair weather biker like me can handle. Passes through farm land and forest. Going over an old rail road trestle is a high light for me. Several spots to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Leon T
Reviewed August 27, 2017

A perfect way to finish our bike tour. The trail is paved, safe, and absolutely gorgeous. Highly recommend to anyone biking in the area.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Sandra F
Reviewed July 10, 2017

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.

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank 754aprilk
Reviewed June 12, 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!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank shwaters
Reviewed September 16, 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

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank BalanceRay
Reviewed July 25, 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

Date of experience: July 2016
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