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Explore the best rated trails in Oregon City, OR, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Frenchman's Bar Trail and I-205 Multi-Use Path . With more than 46 trails covering 259 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

Deferred maintenance only worsens from year to year. :-(

January, 2024 by tracey.heil

This really could be a spectacular trail.... :-(

Unfortunately, there is a section of trail between Banks and Buxton that goes through some hay fields that has been desperately overdue for repairs for years now. We ride the entirety of this trail every summer, so we are very familiar with the state of the trail from one year to the next. The transitions from trail to bridges are horribly jarring, and that one section I mentioned above has large sections of crumbling asphalt that can be downright dangerous for those of us riding road bikes with narrower tires. You simply cannot enjoy the ride through this section, as you're constantly trying to stay upright as you navigate the vast sections of potholes.

I have tried complaining to the staff at Stub Stewart, but no one seems to have answers when pressed for repair timelines. Worse, I've experienced them "passing the buck" by bemoaning the multi-jurisdictional nature of trail ownership and maintenance. At this point, they need to stop pointing fingers and just figure out how to make these desperately needed repairs to the trail!

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Trail

Lovely trail; short but sweet

November, 2023 by acaikman08

It's paved, it's short but sweet, keep in mind that the railroad IS active (not super active, I didn't see any trains on my particular trip), so use caution at crossings. It's within Battle Ground State Park. I went on a fall day and was tickled (and slightly saddened) to see a bunch of uneaten apples that had fallen off the trees in the area; hopefully some of the local wildlife got some tasty snacks out of them.

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail

two sections

September, 2023 by earls013

The ride from Hood river to Mosier is fabulous. The ride from Viento State park to Wyeth not as good because of proximity to I-84. Both feature impeccable road surface including 2019 constructed stretches of new road. But the Mosier leg is so special in terms of elevation and views Only 10 miles round trip there’s coffee in Mosier 1 mile past the end of the trail section. I’d you brave the surface streets you can make an60+ mile ride they say

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Terwilliger Trail

Beautiful, green and lush

September, 2023 by allisonjinings

My husband and I just got here bikes and use this trail for our second expedition on them. It was such a beautiful ride. The trail was rather busy, but not a problem. There were picnic tables where we enjoyed a packed lunch at the park. Would do this again.

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

maintenance is an embarrassment

August, 2023 by fgladics

It has been 6 years since I last ride the Banks to Stub Stewart State Park section. As before the transitions on and off bridges are abysmal. The bridges are 4 to 6 inches higher than the trail surface. Strongly advise riders slow way down when approaching bridges. Riding surface continues to deteriorate with longitudinal cracks wide enough to catch a 19 mm tire if not paying attention. Pavement is breaking up in places. That’s the bad. Maintenance appears to be painting white paint to highlight the more dangerous roots The good is the scenery once into the frosted parts is truly beautiful. And the sour face

Westside Trail (Waterhouse Trail)

Beautiful

August, 2023 by igragbsi

Wonderful wildflowers, yummy blackberries to snack on, beautiful views and lots of smiling others (dog walkers, individuals riding their bicycles, joggers and morning leisure walker!). It's been extended from 8 miles to 11 at this point in time

Columbia Slough Trail

Some good, some not so

August, 2023 by mbgriffith

The first part - Vancouver Avenue to Interstate Avenue was fine, new macadam. The part from Interstate Avenue to Portland Road was needs repaving, with gravel between patches of macadam in bad shape. Given that your on top of a narrow lever, it was bit dicey.

Kronberg Park Multi-Use Trail

great connector

July, 2023 by walker.kayla

Really great connecting trail to get you from the Trolley Trail to the Milwaukie Max stop, high school, food cart pod and east downtown access to main street and the library. Great public art and view of the rail bridge. Peep down in the river for a spooky surprise on a scooter!

Frenchman's Bar Trail

great biking trail, especially if….

June, 2023 by mikejroberts1

You take the trail all the way into the forest by the lake. Then take asphalt for 1/2 mile and back into the woods. The view changes into open air and fields on the way to Frenchmen’s Bar. This trail has it all with asphalt, gravel and in-between. Liked it so much, I did it twice. On my e-bike, it was a blast. I will be back often.

Crown Zellerbach Trail

fun trail

June, 2023 by dawnolson34

We have electric bikes and we did almost the whole trail. It’s a little challenging in spots. The trail is mostly packed gravel and some pavement. One section somewhere close to the end someone’ put loose gravel on a huge hill and that was not fun. All and all we will be doing this trail again! Oh we seen a deer on the trail too.

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

banks to Vernon

May, 2023 by dawnolson34

Awesome ride! Will be back.

Burnt Bridge Creek Trail

A great time.

February, 2023 by douglasmacpiano

maybe they’ve done a better job at restoring this, but these review seems so exaggerative to me. I went on a Friday afternoon and they were barely any people and maybe 1 to 2 homeless people that I saw on the trail. Although i only did half, it was beautiful. A little confusing at first but I got the hang of it. Theres some hills you can go on near the middle of the trail on the sides but they aren’t very stable.

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