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Banks-Vernonia State Trail

OR 47, Banks to Vernonia, Vernonia, OR 97064
+1 503-986-0707
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5 for Biking 4 for Hiking

Excellent paved trail on an old rail line so it has gradual grade that even a fair weather biker... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leon T
Aloha, Oregon, USA
via mobile
Last leg of our Oregon Bike Tour

A perfect way to finish our bike tour. The trail is paved, safe, and absolutely gorgeous. Highly... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2017
San Diego, California
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“railroad bed” (4 reviews)
“easy ride” (2 reviews)
“trestle” (6 reviews)
OR 47, Banks to Vernonia, Vernonia, OR 97064
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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.

Thank gettingoutasd
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.

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!

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

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

Thank Becky O
Reviewed May 24, 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 April 24, 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 January 10, 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 October 19, 2015

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

Thank Gregg5274
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