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Banks-Vernonia State Trail

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Banks-Vernonia State Trail

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laryep wrote a review Oct 2019
Shelton, Washington28 contributions14 helpful votes
The Banks-Vernonia Trail is a bit more challenging and interesting than a lot of rail trails, with varied terrain and a switchback detour around an unrestored trestle. Vernonia is a great little town for lunch or an overnight stay. We camped at L.L. Stub Stewart State Park at mid-trail, for a two-day exploration of the trail and some hiking. For those who don't fancy climbing, both ends are relatively flat to the next trailhead. Some of the bridge approaches are a jarring bump, but otherwise the trail is kept in good repair.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Alaka S wrote a review Sep 2019
Portland, Oregon163 contributions12 helpful votes
what a wonderful 17 mile bike path. there are 11 bridges on this route and 1 place where the trail is steep other than that it is pretty flat.I has bumps and road condition is not too good but biking on this trail is fun and safe. There is good parking area in Banks so you can park your car there and go for the ride.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Jose F wrote a review Sep 2019
Los Angeles, California19 contributions8 helpful votes
Great bike trail built on an abandoned rail line. One can ride sections with gentle slopes or choose to ride the entire trail. Offers great scenery along the way. It has several access points offering parking. There are restrooms available along the way.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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western u wrote a review Jul 2019
Marysville, Washington797 contributions203 helpful votes
Staring out in Banks, you heard north through a tunnel of trees. The trail across the mostly flat area is quite rutted, but improvements have been made over the past year. There are multiple trail heads for free parking. It is ridiculous that at least three crossings cause the pavement to end. Why don't they pave the trail across the road crossings? Going north into Columbia County and nearing Vernonia watch out for rough bridge approaches and pavement in need of repair. Make sure to veer off to the right, cross a gravel driveway or road, and do a loop around beautiful Lake Vernonia.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Mark T wrote a review May 2019
Hillsboro, Oregon2,166 contributions148 helpful votes
Located 26 miles west of Portland off Highway 26, the Banks-Vernonia Trail is 21-mile multi-use trail paved over a decades-old train bed, allows the walker, jogger, and biker to experience the beauty of the Oregon forest and countryside. The trail can be accessed at any of 6 points – including trailheads at Manning, Buxton, Tophill, and Beaver Creek, as well as at Banks and Vernonia. Busy on the weekends. Most cyclists don't follow the signs to alert hikers - To your Right or To your Left is foreign to them
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Date of experience: May 2019
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