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Astoria Riverwalk

6.4 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

22.7 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Brookwood Parkway Trail

1.8 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Crown Zellerbach Trail

25.8 mi
State: OR
Gravel

Discovery Trail

8.3 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Kestrel Dune Trail

1.9 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Rock Creek Trail (OR)

1.6 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Seaside Promenade

1.5 mi
State: OR
Concrete

Warrenton Waterfront Trail

4.7 mi
State: OR
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Astoria Riverwalk, also known as the Astoria River Trail, stretches along part of the Astoria & Columbia River Railroad, providing a lively, nonmotorized tour of the city's waterfront. Along the...
OR 6.4 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The Banks-Vernonia State Trail stretches through the hills (east of the Coast Mountains) between its two namesake towns. The former railroad corridor—once part of the Spokane, Portland & Seattle...
OR 22.7 mi Asphalt
Brookwood Parkway Trail, in a northwestern suburb of Portland, skirts the Hillsboro airport and provides access to the Hillsboro Public Library and the sprawling campuses of a few large corporations....
OR 1.8 mi Asphalt
The Crown Zellerbach Trail, known locally as the CZ Trail, follows a former logging railroad through quiet and picturesque forests in northwest Oregon. Its east end begins at Multnomah Channel and,...
OR 25.8 mi Gravel
The Discovery Trail is one of the most scenic in the Pacific Northwest with outstanding views of the ocean, grassy dunes and forest groves. As it's named for Lewis and Clark’s explorative trek here...
WA 8.3 mi Asphalt
The Kestrel Dune Trail is one of several multi-use pathways in the park that houses historic Fort Stevens, built at the mouth of the Columbia River near the end of the Civil War. The trail begins on...
OR 1.9 mi Asphalt
The Rock Creek Trail provides an important commuting route and natural escape in one of Oregon's largest cities: Hillsboro, located in the "Silicon Forest," a high-tech corridor on Portland's western...
OR 1.6 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
As its name implies, the Seaside Promenade is a north-south route along the Pacific Ocean in the Oregon coastal community of Seaside. The Prom, as it's affectionately known, dates back to the 1920s...
OR 1.5 mi Concrete
The Warrenton Waterfront Trail runs for nearly 5 miles through the small city of Warrenton, located near where the mighty Columbia River empties into the Pacific Ocean in northwestern Oregon. Portions...
OR 4.7 mi Asphalt

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Kestrel Dune Trail

OR - 1.9 miles

The Kestrel Dune Trail is one of several multi-use pathways in the park that houses historic Fort Stevens, built at the mouth of the Columbia River near the end of the Civil War. The trail begins on...

Brookwood Parkway Trail

OR - 1.8 miles

Brookwood Parkway Trail, in a northwestern suburb of Portland, skirts the Hillsboro airport and provides access to the Hillsboro Public Library and the sprawling campuses of a few large corporations....

Seaside Promenade

OR - 1.5 miles

As its name implies, the Seaside Promenade is a north-south route along the Pacific Ocean in the Oregon coastal community of Seaside. The Prom, as it's affectionately known, dates back to the 1920s...

Warrenton Waterfront Trail

OR - 4.7 miles

The Warrenton Waterfront Trail runs for nearly 5 miles through the small city of Warrenton, located near where the mighty Columbia River empties into the Pacific Ocean in northwestern Oregon. Portions...

Accordion

Rock Creek Trail (OR)

OR - 1.6 miles

The Rock Creek Trail provides an important commuting route and natural escape in one of Oregon's largest cities: Hillsboro, located in the "Silicon Forest," a high-tech corridor on Portland's western...

Discovery Trail

WA - 8.3 miles

The Discovery Trail is one of the most scenic in the Pacific Northwest with outstanding views of the ocean, grassy dunes and forest groves. As it's named for Lewis and Clark’s explorative trek here...

Astoria Riverwalk

OR - 6.4 miles

The Astoria Riverwalk, also known as the Astoria River Trail, stretches along part of the Astoria & Columbia River Railroad, providing a lively, nonmotorized tour of the city's waterfront. Along the...

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

OR - 22.7 miles

The Banks-Vernonia State Trail stretches through the hills (east of the Coast Mountains) between its two namesake towns. The former railroad corridor—once part of the Spokane, Portland & Seattle...

Kestrel Dune Trail

OR - 1.9 miles

The Kestrel Dune Trail is one of several multi-use pathways in the park that houses historic Fort Stevens, built at the mouth of the Columbia River near the end of the Civil War. The trail begins on...

Warrenton Waterfront Trail

OR - 4.7 miles

The Warrenton Waterfront Trail runs for nearly 5 miles through the small city of Warrenton, located near where the mighty Columbia River empties into the Pacific Ocean in northwestern Oregon. Portions...

Crown Zellerbach Trail

OR - 25.8 miles

The Crown Zellerbach Trail, known locally as the CZ Trail, follows a former logging railroad through quiet and picturesque forests in northwest Oregon. Its east end begins at Multnomah Channel and,...

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

OR - 22.7 miles

The Banks-Vernonia State Trail stretches through the hills (east of the Coast Mountains) between its two namesake towns. The former railroad corridor—once part of the Spokane, Portland & Seattle...

Accordion

Seaside Promenade

OR - 1.5 miles

As its name implies, the Seaside Promenade is a north-south route along the Pacific Ocean in the Oregon coastal community of Seaside. The Prom, as it's affectionately known, dates back to the 1920s...

Rock Creek Trail (OR)

OR - 1.6 miles

The Rock Creek Trail provides an important commuting route and natural escape in one of Oregon's largest cities: Hillsboro, located in the "Silicon Forest," a high-tech corridor on Portland's western...

Brookwood Parkway Trail

OR - 1.8 miles

Brookwood Parkway Trail, in a northwestern suburb of Portland, skirts the Hillsboro airport and provides access to the Hillsboro Public Library and the sprawling campuses of a few large corporations....

Discovery Trail

WA - 8.3 miles

The Discovery Trail is one of the most scenic in the Pacific Northwest with outstanding views of the ocean, grassy dunes and forest groves. As it's named for Lewis and Clark’s explorative trek here...

Astoria Riverwalk

OR - 6.4 miles

The Astoria Riverwalk, also known as the Astoria River Trail, stretches along part of the Astoria & Columbia River Railroad, providing a lively, nonmotorized tour of the city's waterfront. Along the...

Seaside Promenade

OR - 1.5 miles

As its name implies, the Seaside Promenade is a north-south route along the Pacific Ocean in the Oregon coastal community of Seaside. The Prom, as it's affectionately known, dates back to the 1920s...

Kestrel Dune Trail

OR - 1.9 miles

The Kestrel Dune Trail is one of several multi-use pathways in the park that houses historic Fort Stevens, built at the mouth of the Columbia River near the end of the Civil War. The trail begins on...

Crown Zellerbach Trail

OR - 25.8 miles

The Crown Zellerbach Trail, known locally as the CZ Trail, follows a former logging railroad through quiet and picturesque forests in northwest Oregon. Its east end begins at Multnomah Channel and,...

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

OR - 22.7 miles

The Banks-Vernonia State Trail stretches through the hills (east of the Coast Mountains) between its two namesake towns. The former railroad corridor—once part of the Spokane, Portland & Seattle...

Accordion

Discovery Trail

WA - 8.3 miles

The Discovery Trail is one of the most scenic in the Pacific Northwest with outstanding views of the ocean, grassy dunes and forest groves. As it's named for Lewis and Clark’s explorative trek here...

Astoria Riverwalk

OR - 6.4 miles

The Astoria Riverwalk, also known as the Astoria River Trail, stretches along part of the Astoria & Columbia River Railroad, providing a lively, nonmotorized tour of the city's waterfront. Along the...

Warrenton Waterfront Trail

OR - 4.7 miles

The Warrenton Waterfront Trail runs for nearly 5 miles through the small city of Warrenton, located near where the mighty Columbia River empties into the Pacific Ocean in northwestern Oregon. Portions...

Brookwood Parkway Trail

OR - 1.8 miles

Brookwood Parkway Trail, in a northwestern suburb of Portland, skirts the Hillsboro airport and provides access to the Hillsboro Public Library and the sprawling campuses of a few large corporations....

Rock Creek Trail (OR)

OR - 1.6 miles

The Rock Creek Trail provides an important commuting route and natural escape in one of Oregon's largest cities: Hillsboro, located in the "Silicon Forest," a high-tech corridor on Portland's western...

Recent Trail Reviews

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

Plusses and minuses

July, 2017 by pendragon

My wife and I rode this trail for the first time July 20 and 21, 2017 (a Thursday and Friday). Our plan was to ride Banks to Vernonia, stay overnight in Vernonia, and return the next day. On Thursday we drove from the Olympic Peninsula in Washington to Banks, arriving around noon. We were shocked to find that the State allows no overnight parking in the trail head parking lot. Besides that, the parking lot which holds about 30 vehicles (about half for compact cars) was full and there was only one compact space left which we could not use b/c we drive a minivan. We discovered a bicycle shop "Banks Bicycle Shop" 503-596-2433 adjacent to the trail head where we received some suggestions of where we could park from the very helpful staff which solved our problem. We have heard that the shop will actually come out on the trail to provide assistance. We also visited the Sheriffs office where we were told by the office staff that they thought we could park on the street for 48 hours without a problem. Our bikes are hybrids and we ride with a handlebar bag, trunk bag, and for an overnight ride, panniers. We noticed most of the bikes on the trail were road bikes with no gear at all, so their experience may be different than ours. The trail is black top all the way and scenery abounds. Yes, the trail has a number of root bumps, but most are well marked with paint stripes. Also, the beginning and ending of the bridges have significant bumps, but you just have to be aware of this. The first 4 or 5 miles are flat, or perhaps a very slight grade. However, the next 7 miles is a steady, unrelenting 5% grade and by the time we got to about the 12 mile point, we were very disappointed. About that time we met another biker who told us we were nearly at the top and we would soon begin the descent. Just before arriving in Vernonia there was a slight upgrade, but nothing much. We arrived at our B&B, "The Carpenter's House" and spent a very comfortable night. The next day we looked forward to "payback time". We rode the gentle incline to "Hilltop" and then had a magnificent ride back to Banks. Had we known the extent of the upgrade on the first day, it would have been easier because we would have known it would not extend all the way to Vernonia, but most of the reviews speak only of switchbacks and steep incline, which are very short and insignificant for us in comparison to the unrelenting upgrade for 7 miles. The bottom line is, it is a beautiful trail and a beautiful area and the answer to the question of whether we would do it again is "Yes!" because we would now be forearmed with knowledge of the trail layout.

Seaside Promenade

Seaside Walkers...weekly walk...on the prom or on the beach

March, 2017 by duganjennings

We start at 12th Ave public parking area...walk 2.5 miles to the COVE...back to 12th Ave. Total is close to 5 miles...very stroller friendly on the prom...

Discovery Trail

Awesome though the dunes but watch out going to Ilwaco

September, 2016 by 2r7h5f0

Beautiful morning ride. We started at 26th N. The farthest point north. The hotel there provides complimentary parking. Spectacular baby rollercoaster ride for 6.35 miles to Beard's Hollow. Got a little confusing there because the trail was gravel and steep after the bridge. We went back and found the trail to the lighthouse. Very Nice. Got directions from the park volunteer. We went back to the road, turned right up the hill and found the asphalt trail to Ilwaco. It was wet and slippery from fallen leaves. Control your decent carefully! My wife fell hard on the wooden bridge just before the end near Ilwaco. The bridge has "SLIPPERY WHEN WET" sign. IT IS!!! We walked the bridge on the way back. The next day we rode the dunes section again because it's absolutely gorgeous and not crowded on Monday.

Accordion

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

Great place to ride, run, walk

September, 2016 by hal.brockman

I have used this trail extensively the past 5 years in preparation for Ironman 70.3. Great training course and easy transition area for bike to run. Having a place like this with ready access and no vehicle traffic is a wonderful resource for this area.

Discovery Trail

To and from Ilwaco

July, 2016 by gphillips1234

This is a great forested section of trail that is beautiful and fun! As noted in other posts, it includes some ups and downs, and it is definitely worth checking out. during the summer, consider combining your walk/hike with a visit to the Saturday farmer's market at the Ilwaco waterfront, where the trailhead is located.

Discovery Trail

Do not go all the way to Ilwaco

July, 2016 by cmcook42

When the Trail turns to Ilwaco it is not paved and very steep, up and down and up and down. The rest of free trail was beautiful and fun.

Discovery Trail

Do not go all the way to Ilwaco

July, 2016 by cmcook42

When the Trail turns to Ilwaco it is not paved and very steep, up and down and up and down. The rest of free trail was beautiful and fun.

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

Beautiful Ride

June, 2016 by daleydoubl

Our time was limited so we rode from Vernonia to Stubbs-Stewart State Park and then back to Vernonia for a total of 23.3 miles. This trail is good for flat out hauling or a casual ride through the woods.
There is about a 3% grade to the park so the ride coming back seemed much faster. The trail was clean from any liter and kept extremely nice. Beautiful ride through the trees. On a hot day this would keep you shaded and cooler. If you need "fuel" don't forget your energy bar or what ever. You can get nuts and bars at the Visitor Center at the park. There are restroom facilities along the way so no worries there. It was a most pleasant ride and we are looking forward to seeing the other half of the trail on another day this summer. After the ride we ate at the Black Iron Grill in Vernonia. Good food and a nice relaxing lawn to rest our weary bones!

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

Grew up riding this trail

June, 2016 by kolbylynn45

It's great for a weekend stroll with the family, very beautiful.

For someone who is looking for a more serious ride I would say this is probably not the trail for you. As lovely the Vernonia trail is, it's geared more towards families I feel.

It has road crossings which i'm sure most do but its a very stop and go kind of ride. Lots of families, dogs, horses, other bicycles. Again, very stop and go.

If you go during the week it may not be so bad but on the weekends its pretty crowded.

Again its a very beautiful ride and great for the family.

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

First ride of the year

February, 2016 by roostermags

Wow, this is a super awesome trail. I met a friend there for our first ride of the year. This ride was easily worth the 7 hour drive and 934 mile round trip to get there. Nice paved, spectacular scenery and 69 degrees for Mid Winter, we hit the perfect weekend for our kind of perfect trail. We rode the full trail and started in Banks and rode to Vernonia. This trail has what we like, all kinds of riding types, flat in places and incline in others and one steep spot where the trestle was lost in some distant fire. The steep grade is very short and with the switchbacks can be walked in a few minutes. If you are thinking of riding this trail, I would highly suggest it. Super nice trail and I can’t wait to ride in the Summer for a follow up ride. Nice job on this marvelous spectacular trail. LOVED it. Rooster

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

Easy, long, great for anybody

January, 2016 by ramontrane

Biking (racing, road, mountain in LL Stub Stewart State Park, and touring, hiking, skating, board skating, riding horses, camping, cabins, fly fishing (Nehalem River). Good cafes and beer in Vernonia. Good cafes and beer in Banks). What else can you expect in a trail. mmm I forgot, rural, woods, birds, elk, deer (and more elusive, pumas and bobcats).
Try it, enjoy it and then go crazy in Portland (or first go crazy and then do the trail).

Astoria Riverwalk

River walk trail

January, 2016 by trask

We enjoy this path as local residents.... While there are some short sections along the cannery area that remain planks.. It is still a very fun and welcomed route for all abilities to utilize.

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