Banks-Vernonia State Trail


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Banks-Vernonia State Trail


Location:Along OR 47 between Banks and Vernonia.
Facilities:Multi-use trail (é), picnic area, restrooms (é).
Activities:Fishing, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Although located just 40 miles west of Portland, the trail area is very remote and has few amenities. The asphalt and gravel trail is 8 feet wide, paralleled by a 4-foot-wide horse trail. Converted from a historic railroad corridor, the trail features 12 bridges, two of which are 600 feet long and 80 feet high.
Address:24600 NW Bachona Rd
Buxton, OR 97109

Phone:800-551-6949
Web: www.oregonstateparks.org/park_145.php
Size: 21-mile linear park, 475 acres.

See other parks in Oregon.
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Pedal the Doug fir-lined Banks-Vernonia State Trail, a 21-mile (one way) mostly paved path that gently winds through forests and over 12 bridges, including an 80-foot-high railroad trestle.
Those include Champoeg State Heritage Area, seven miles east of Newberg; Sarah Helmick, six miles south of Monmouth; Devils Lake campground in Lincoln City; the entire Banks-Vernonia State Trail, and the Riverbend day-use area at Milo McIver State Park, four miles west of Estacada, which is closed because of a landslide and road erosion.