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Ankeny Rail Trail

1 mi
State: OR
Boardwalk

Bald Hill Multi-Modal Path

1.3 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

22.7 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Brookwood Parkway Trail

1.8 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Campus Way Bike Path

1.13 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Cazadero Trail

4.4 mi
State: OR
Gravel

Columbia Slough Trail

4.3 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Edgewater Trail

1.3 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Fanno Creek Greenway Trail

10.5 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Gresham Fairview Trail

3.3 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Highway 26 Bike Path

2.3 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Concrete

I-205 Multi-Use Path

18.5 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

I-84 Bike Path

4.9 mi
State: OR
Concrete

Logging Road Trail

3.5 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Lombard Street Path

1.8 mi
State: OR
Concrete

Marine Drive Trail

17.6 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Midge Cramer Multi-Use Path

0.79 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Mill City Rail Trail

1 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Gravel
Accordion

Minto-Brown Island Park Paved Path

11 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Peninsula Crossing Trail

5.1 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Riverfront Park Trail

1.05 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Riverfront Trail (OR)

1.1 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Rock Creek Trail (OR)

1.6 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Springwater Corridor

21.5 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Terwilliger Trail

5.9 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Tilikum Crossing

0.6 mi
State: OR
Concrete

Trolley Trail (OR)

6 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade

1.7 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Waterfront Bike Path

1.5 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Westside Trail

8.1 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Willamette River Trail

3.23 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Dirt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Ankeny Rail Trail, which offers a short boardwalk in the Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge, is not a rail-to-trail project, but is instead named after a local bird, the Virginia Rail. Located just...
OR 1 mi Boardwalk
The Bald Hill Multi-Modal Path runs for 1.3 miles at the base of a hill along the eastern edge of the Bald Hill Natural Area, which contains a diverse ecosystem of prairie, hardwood forests and...
OR 1.3 mi Asphalt
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 Campus Way Bike Path begins at the western end of Oregon State University’s campus in Corvallis. From the campus, the paved pathway takes you on a straight course west through picturesque...
OR 1.13 mi Asphalt
Cazadero Trail is currently completed in two disconnected segments that total just over 4 miles in the southeastern outskirts of Portland. In the future, the rail-trail is planned to stretch farther...
OR 4.4 mi Gravel
The Circle to Harrison Multi-Modal Path, as its name implies, links the bike lane on NW Harrison Boulevard with NW Circle Boulevard. The trail is a short scenic route in northwestern Corvallis, just...
OR 1 mi Asphalt
The Columbia Slough Trail follows its namesake waterway on the northern end of Portland. Although there are currently gaps in the trail, it will one day follow the entire length of the narrow 19-mile...
OR 4.3 mi Asphalt
The Corvallis-Philomath Multi-Modal Path provides an important link between the towns of Corvallis and Philomath, connecting neighborhoods, schools and several parks along the way. The scenic trail...
OR 4.9 mi Asphalt
Start the Edgewater Trail on Water Street at the north end of Riverfront Park. The 23-acre park is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon and enjoy river views. It has two unique features: a carousel...
OR 1.3 mi Asphalt
When complete, the Fanno Creek Greenway will be a 15-mile paved network of fully accessible urban trails, linking two counties and five cities: Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin, Durham, and southwest...
OR 10.5 mi Asphalt
The Gresham Fairview Trail is a north–south corridor that will one day link Portland's 40-Mile Loop Trail (Marine Drive section) with the Springwater Trail's section through Gresham. As of spring...
OR 3.3 mi Asphalt
The Highway 26 Bike Path is a paved commuter route in west Portland that parallels its namesake roadway (also known as Sunset Highway). A small segment is located in a busy shopping area of the...
OR 2.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The I-205 Multi-Use Path spans 18.5 miles through five cities and 15 neighborhoods along Interstate 205 and the TriMet MAX Green Line light rail service. In addition, it joins with the 21.5-mile...
OR 18.5 mi Asphalt
The I-84 Bike Path begins at the I-84 intersection with Fairview Parkway and continues west along the interstate for nearly 5 miles. A fence and concrete barrier separate trail-goers from traffic....
OR 4.9 mi Concrete
The Logging Road Trail runs along the eastern outskirts of Canby, about 20 miles south of Portland. The road was once used by logging trucks, but is now closed to vehicular traffic. Views along the...
OR 3.5 mi Asphalt
The Lombard Street Path stretches nearly 2 miles through an industrial area of northern Portland. At the southern end of Kelley Point Park, the path makes two important connections: It meets the...
OR 1.8 mi Concrete
Marine Drive Trail follows its namesake roadway along the south shore of the Columbia River. You'll often find you're just feet from the river and can enjoy lovely views of the water, boats and...
OR 17.6 mi Asphalt
The Midge Cramer Multi-Use Path begins in the east at the Benton County Fairgrounds, the site of the county's popular fair and rodeo each summer, as well as other events throughout the year. The trail...
OR 0.79 mi Asphalt
Mill City is located on State Route 22, about 20 miles upstream along the North Santiam River from Stayton and Sublimity. The small community is on both sides of the river and consequently is partly...
OR 1 mi Asphalt, Gravel
Accordion
Minto-Brown Island Park offers a well-loved, natural oasis in western Salem. Spanning more than a thousand acres, the park offers both wooded and open areas for recreational enjoyment. A winding paved...
OR 11 mi Asphalt
As its name implies, the Peninsula Crossing Trail cuts through a peninsula between the Willamette and Columbia Rivers in northern Portland. The tree-lined trail traverses urban neighborhoods and...
OR 5.1 mi Asphalt
The Riverfront Park Trail provides a beautiful escape not far from the busy shopping, dining and entertainment district of downtown Corvallis. The trail winds through Riverfront Commemorative Park, a...
OR 1.05 mi Asphalt
Salem's Riverfront Trail begins in Riverfront Park on the east bank of the Willamette River. The park offers expansive views of the river and contains two unique features: a carousel with beautiful...
OR 1.1 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
The Springwater Corridor comprises the southeast segment of the 40-Mile Loop regional trail system encircling the greater Portland area. The origins of the Loop come from a 1904 proposal by visionary...
OR 21.5 mi Asphalt
Terwilliger Trail offers a beautiful, paved route from southern Portland to Lake Oswego in two disconnected segments. Most of the trail corridor runs through Multnomah County; its southern tip lies in...
OR 5.9 mi Asphalt
Tilikum Crossing, also known as the Bridge of the People, spans 1,720 feet across the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. The bridge was designed primarily for the MAX Orange Line light rail, but...
OR 0.6 mi Concrete
The Trolley Trail follows the Portland Traction Company's Oregon City Line streetcar right-of-way, serving Portland’s metro area, that ran between Milwaukie and Gladstone from 1893 until...
OR 6 mi Asphalt
The Eastbank Esplanade traces Portland's Willamette River from the Steel Bridge on the north end to SE Caruthers Street on the south end. The trail is named for former Portland mayor Vera Katz, who...
OR 1.7 mi Asphalt
The Waterfront Bike Path follows the Willamette River in downtown Portland from the Marquam Bridge north to the Steel Bridge. Although short, the trail offers scenic views of the city skyline and...
OR 1.5 mi Asphalt
The developing Westside Trail in Portland's western suburbs will be a 25-mile paved, multi-use path between the Willamette River to the north and the Tualatin River to the south. Currently, 8 miles...
OR 8.1 mi Asphalt
The Willamette River Trail is actually a collection of paved and natural-surfaced trails through Willamette Park and the Crystal Lake Sports Fields in Corvallis. As the name suggests, most of the...
OR 3.23 mi Asphalt, Dirt

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Riverfront Trail (OR)

OR - 1.1 miles

Salem's Riverfront Trail begins in Riverfront Park on the east bank of the Willamette River. The park offers expansive views of the river and contains two unique features: a carousel with beautiful...

I-205 Multi-Use Path

OR - 18.5 miles

The I-205 Multi-Use Path spans 18.5 miles through five cities and 15 neighborhoods along Interstate 205 and the TriMet MAX Green Line light rail service. In addition, it joins with the 21.5-mile...

Midge Cramer Multi-Use Path

OR - 0.79 miles

The Midge Cramer Multi-Use Path begins in the east at the Benton County Fairgrounds, the site of the county's popular fair and rodeo each summer, as well as other events throughout the year. The trail...

Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade

OR - 1.7 miles

The Eastbank Esplanade traces Portland's Willamette River from the Steel Bridge on the north end to SE Caruthers Street on the south end. The trail is named for former Portland mayor Vera Katz, who...

Accordion

Marine Drive Trail

OR - 17.6 miles

Marine Drive Trail follows its namesake roadway along the south shore of the Columbia River. You'll often find you're just feet from the river and can enjoy lovely views of the water, boats and...

Fanno Creek Greenway Trail

OR - 10.5 miles

When complete, the Fanno Creek Greenway will be a 15-mile paved network of fully accessible urban trails, linking two counties and five cities: Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin, Durham, and southwest...

Bald Hill Multi-Modal Path

OR - 1.3 miles

The Bald Hill Multi-Modal Path runs for 1.3 miles at the base of a hill along the eastern edge of the Bald Hill Natural Area, which contains a diverse ecosystem of prairie, hardwood forests and...

Highway 26 Bike Path

OR - 2.3 miles

The Highway 26 Bike Path is a paved commuter route in west Portland that parallels its namesake roadway (also known as Sunset Highway). A small segment is located in a busy shopping area of the...

Cazadero Trail

OR - 4.4 miles

Cazadero Trail is currently completed in two disconnected segments that total just over 4 miles in the southeastern outskirts of Portland. In the future, the rail-trail is planned to stretch farther...

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....

Campus Way Bike Path

OR - 1.13 miles

The Campus Way Bike Path begins at the western end of Oregon State University’s campus in Corvallis. From the campus, the paved pathway takes you on a straight course west through picturesque...

Edgewater Trail

OR - 1.3 miles

Start the Edgewater Trail on Water Street at the north end of Riverfront Park. The 23-acre park is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon and enjoy river views. It has two unique features: a carousel...

Springwater Corridor

OR - 21.5 miles

The Springwater Corridor comprises the southeast segment of the 40-Mile Loop regional trail system encircling the greater Portland area. The origins of the Loop come from a 1904 proposal by visionary...

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...

Gresham Fairview Trail

OR - 3.3 miles

The Gresham Fairview Trail is a north–south corridor that will one day link Portland's 40-Mile Loop Trail (Marine Drive section) with the Springwater Trail's section through Gresham. As of spring...

Circle to Harrison Multi-Modal Path

OR - 1 miles

The Circle to Harrison Multi-Modal Path, as its name implies, links the bike lane on NW Harrison Boulevard with NW Circle Boulevard. The trail is a short scenic route in northwestern Corvallis, just...

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...

Logging Road Trail

OR - 3.5 miles

The Logging Road Trail runs along the eastern outskirts of Canby, about 20 miles south of Portland. The road was once used by logging trucks, but is now closed to vehicular traffic. Views along the...

Trolley Trail (OR)

OR - 6 miles

The Trolley Trail follows the Portland Traction Company's Oregon City Line streetcar right-of-way, serving Portland’s metro area, that ran between Milwaukie and Gladstone from 1893 until...

Terwilliger Trail

OR - 5.9 miles

Terwilliger Trail offers a beautiful, paved route from southern Portland to Lake Oswego in two disconnected segments. Most of the trail corridor runs through Multnomah County; its southern tip lies in...

Midge Cramer Multi-Use Path

OR - 0.79 miles

The Midge Cramer Multi-Use Path begins in the east at the Benton County Fairgrounds, the site of the county's popular fair and rodeo each summer, as well as other events throughout the year. The trail...

Bald Hill Multi-Modal Path

OR - 1.3 miles

The Bald Hill Multi-Modal Path runs for 1.3 miles at the base of a hill along the eastern edge of the Bald Hill Natural Area, which contains a diverse ecosystem of prairie, hardwood forests and...

Riverfront Trail (OR)

OR - 1.1 miles

Salem's Riverfront Trail begins in Riverfront Park on the east bank of the Willamette River. The park offers expansive views of the river and contains two unique features: a carousel with beautiful...

Edgewater Trail

OR - 1.3 miles

Start the Edgewater Trail on Water Street at the north end of Riverfront Park. The 23-acre park is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon and enjoy river views. It has two unique features: a carousel...

Accordion

Corvallis-Philomath Multi-Modal Path

OR - 4.9 miles

The Corvallis-Philomath Multi-Modal Path provides an important link between the towns of Corvallis and Philomath, connecting neighborhoods, schools and several parks along the way. The scenic trail...

Riverfront Park Trail

OR - 1.05 miles

The Riverfront Park Trail provides a beautiful escape not far from the busy shopping, dining and entertainment district of downtown Corvallis. The trail winds through Riverfront Commemorative Park, a...

Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade

OR - 1.7 miles

The Eastbank Esplanade traces Portland's Willamette River from the Steel Bridge on the north end to SE Caruthers Street on the south end. The trail is named for former Portland mayor Vera Katz, who...

Tilikum Crossing

OR - 0.6 miles

Tilikum Crossing, also known as the Bridge of the People, spans 1,720 feet across the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. The bridge was designed primarily for the MAX Orange Line light rail, but...

Columbia Slough Trail

OR - 4.3 miles

The Columbia Slough Trail follows its namesake waterway on the northern end of Portland. Although there are currently gaps in the trail, it will one day follow the entire length of the narrow 19-mile...

Willamette River Trail

OR - 3.23 miles

The Willamette River Trail is actually a collection of paved and natural-surfaced trails through Willamette Park and the Crystal Lake Sports Fields in Corvallis. As the name suggests, most of the...

Trolley Trail (OR)

OR - 6 miles

The Trolley Trail follows the Portland Traction Company's Oregon City Line streetcar right-of-way, serving Portland’s metro area, that ran between Milwaukie and Gladstone from 1893 until...

I-84 Bike Path

OR - 4.9 miles

The I-84 Bike Path begins at the I-84 intersection with Fairview Parkway and continues west along the interstate for nearly 5 miles. A fence and concrete barrier separate trail-goers from traffic....

Minto-Brown Island Park Paved Path

OR - 11 miles

Minto-Brown Island Park offers a well-loved, natural oasis in western Salem. Spanning more than a thousand acres, the park offers both wooded and open areas for recreational enjoyment. A winding paved...

Logging Road Trail

OR - 3.5 miles

The Logging Road Trail runs along the eastern outskirts of Canby, about 20 miles south of Portland. The road was once used by logging trucks, but is now closed to vehicular traffic. Views along the...

Campus Way Bike Path

OR - 1.13 miles

The Campus Way Bike Path begins at the western end of Oregon State University’s campus in Corvallis. From the campus, the paved pathway takes you on a straight course west through picturesque...

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...

Cazadero Trail

OR - 4.4 miles

Cazadero Trail is currently completed in two disconnected segments that total just over 4 miles in the southeastern outskirts of Portland. In the future, the rail-trail is planned to stretch farther...

Springwater Corridor

OR - 21.5 miles

The Springwater Corridor comprises the southeast segment of the 40-Mile Loop regional trail system encircling the greater Portland area. The origins of the Loop come from a 1904 proposal by visionary...

Circle to Harrison Multi-Modal Path

OR - 1 miles

The Circle to Harrison Multi-Modal Path, as its name implies, links the bike lane on NW Harrison Boulevard with NW Circle Boulevard. The trail is a short scenic route in northwestern Corvallis, just...

Westside Trail

OR - 8.1 miles

The developing Westside Trail in Portland's western suburbs will be a 25-mile paved, multi-use path between the Willamette River to the north and the Tualatin River to the south. Currently, 8 miles...

Circle to Harrison Multi-Modal Path

OR - 1 miles

The Circle to Harrison Multi-Modal Path, as its name implies, links the bike lane on NW Harrison Boulevard with NW Circle Boulevard. The trail is a short scenic route in northwestern Corvallis, just...

Mill City Rail Trail

OR - 1 miles

Mill City is located on State Route 22, about 20 miles upstream along the North Santiam River from Stayton and Sublimity. The small community is on both sides of the river and consequently is partly...

Peninsula Crossing Trail

OR - 5.1 miles

As its name implies, the Peninsula Crossing Trail cuts through a peninsula between the Willamette and Columbia Rivers in northern Portland. The tree-lined trail traverses urban neighborhoods and...

Edgewater Trail

OR - 1.3 miles

Start the Edgewater Trail on Water Street at the north end of Riverfront Park. The 23-acre park is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon and enjoy river views. It has two unique features: a carousel...

Accordion

Corvallis-Philomath Multi-Modal Path

OR - 4.9 miles

The Corvallis-Philomath Multi-Modal Path provides an important link between the towns of Corvallis and Philomath, connecting neighborhoods, schools and several parks along the way. The scenic trail...

Marine Drive Trail

OR - 17.6 miles

Marine Drive Trail follows its namesake roadway along the south shore of the Columbia River. You'll often find you're just feet from the river and can enjoy lovely views of the water, boats and...

Columbia Slough Trail

OR - 4.3 miles

The Columbia Slough Trail follows its namesake waterway on the northern end of Portland. Although there are currently gaps in the trail, it will one day follow the entire length of the narrow 19-mile...

Midge Cramer Multi-Use Path

OR - 0.79 miles

The Midge Cramer Multi-Use Path begins in the east at the Benton County Fairgrounds, the site of the county's popular fair and rodeo each summer, as well as other events throughout the year. The trail...

I-205 Multi-Use Path

OR - 18.5 miles

The I-205 Multi-Use Path spans 18.5 miles through five cities and 15 neighborhoods along Interstate 205 and the TriMet MAX Green Line light rail service. In addition, it joins with the 21.5-mile...

Minto-Brown Island Park Paved Path

OR - 11 miles

Minto-Brown Island Park offers a well-loved, natural oasis in western Salem. Spanning more than a thousand acres, the park offers both wooded and open areas for recreational enjoyment. A winding paved...

I-84 Bike Path

OR - 4.9 miles

The I-84 Bike Path begins at the I-84 intersection with Fairview Parkway and continues west along the interstate for nearly 5 miles. A fence and concrete barrier separate trail-goers from traffic....

Highway 26 Bike Path

OR - 2.3 miles

The Highway 26 Bike Path is a paved commuter route in west Portland that parallels its namesake roadway (also known as Sunset Highway). A small segment is located in a busy shopping area of the...

Riverfront Trail (OR)

OR - 1.1 miles

Salem's Riverfront Trail begins in Riverfront Park on the east bank of the Willamette River. The park offers expansive views of the river and contains two unique features: a carousel with beautiful...

Willamette River Trail

OR - 3.23 miles

The Willamette River Trail is actually a collection of paved and natural-surfaced trails through Willamette Park and the Crystal Lake Sports Fields in Corvallis. As the name suggests, most of 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...

Trolley Trail (OR)

OR - 6 miles

The Trolley Trail follows the Portland Traction Company's Oregon City Line streetcar right-of-way, serving Portland’s metro area, that ran between Milwaukie and Gladstone from 1893 until...

Lombard Street Path

OR - 1.8 miles

The Lombard Street Path stretches nearly 2 miles through an industrial area of northern Portland. At the southern end of Kelley Point Park, the path makes two important connections: It meets the...

Logging Road Trail

OR - 3.5 miles

The Logging Road Trail runs along the eastern outskirts of Canby, about 20 miles south of Portland. The road was once used by logging trucks, but is now closed to vehicular traffic. Views along the...

Tilikum Crossing

OR - 0.6 miles

Tilikum Crossing, also known as the Bridge of the People, spans 1,720 feet across the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. The bridge was designed primarily for the MAX Orange Line light rail, but...

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....

Recent Trail Reviews

Fanno Creek Greenway Trail

Who Knew

September, 2017 by steve.paul64

I have lived in the Tualatin / Tigard area for 40 years and have walked and biked portions of this trail but never knew it linked so easily for 10+ miles. Yesterday I rode it with two of my favorite people From Tualatin Community Park to Garden Home. Had a great visit and coffee at the Starbucks at the end of the trail. And the rode back. Wonderful Trip!

Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade

flat and paved along river. daytime only.

August, 2017 by jenirose3

lovely loop for daytime running or walking. wouldn't recommend for evening or early morning due to some unlit areas under bridges and in alcoves.

Springwater Corridor

Wonderful urban bike experience

August, 2017 by dykstrakids

Four of us rode this trail on a beautiful Sunday in August. We drove 415 S. Ivon Street to park and started the ride from. Where we parked, there were two tents pitched by outdoor living people. We got on the trail and immediately appreciated the good quality of the trail, the nice width, the number of people using the trail and how courteous trail users were. We had a good lunch at "Cartlandia" where we found a huge assortment of food carts. Perfect for cyclists who want to have lunch on the bike path. Past Cartlandia, near SE 101, we encountered several circumstance of people living outdoors by the trail. The first group was under a viaduct and the next group further on. There were obvious signs of camps, along the way. It was unfortunate but we continued along the path which has an abundance of blackberry bushes in all directions and other lush vegetation. It was delightful! We stopped at Gresham Park, rode into town for a snack and then rode back to where we started--32 miles round trip. We recommend it to bikers looking for an urban ride, away from cars. It's a wonderful bike path and flat the entire way. We saw people of all ages, great fun.

Accordion

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.

Logging Road Trail

Canby walking trail

June, 2017 by kohfieldgk

I've been walking the logging road for over 30 years. I've had many walks with my cats and dogs.
Over the last 10 years there's been some good and bad changes to the road.
The city of Canby bought the road then paved it. That was a good thing.
Now that it's paved the police can travel on it much faster now without braking the car there driving.
But worse than that is the bike riders. Yes bike riders!
They feel as if they own the road. I'm not talking about the mom and dad with kids bike riders. I'm talking about the ones that have the tight pants and Ricky rocket helmets.
They feel as if it's there road. They travel at speeds sometimes making them nothing but a blur. At those times
I've seen them yell at the moms and dad walkers with kids, "hey keep your kids under control ". To keep them out of the way. To this one. they actually hit and tried to run someone over. That reason was, " you were walking on the wrong side of the road". I didn't know there was a wrong side of the road because it started as a WALKING TRAIL not bike trail.
But other than the rude bike riders you will sometimes meet
You can meet some of the nicest people.
Nice dog people as well.

Springwater Corridor

As of June 2017 no homeless camps.

June, 2017 by gpeg12

Great ride, lots of flowers and great smells Boring to down town Portland.

Trolley Trail (OR)

New Extended Trail to Portland & Gresham

May, 2017 by collinkfleming

The description of this beautiful trail needs to be updated. You can now ride from Oregon City or Gladstone all the way to downtown Portland and out to Boring. ALL ON TRAIL! (There are just a few short rides on quiet neighborhood streets to connect the segments.) The Trolley Trail has been extended to connect with the Springwater Trail (which connects to the Eastbank Esplanade and I-205 trail) so the trail network stretches from Gladstone to downtown to Gresham/Boring to Marine Drive.
Trail access:
Gladstone - Stringfield Family Park on Naef Rd. is a great starting point, especially for families. This avoids having to cross McLoughlin Blvd.
Oregon City - Starting at Funkity Park at the end of Hwy. 213 takes you across the Clackamas River, through a bit of Gladstone and to the Trolley Trail start. Crossing McLoughlin is necessary but no big deal.
Milwaukie Riverfront Park is also a good access point - go south to Gladstone or north to connect to the Springwater.

I-205 Multi-Use Path

DakBub

April, 2017 by dakotabubbah357

great trail, but I keep getting lost southbound at hwy. 224. Some signs would be good. Even painted on the sidewalk. Anything! The trail just ends and -- bang-- you're face to face with highways going every which way.

Gladstone seems to be particularly unfriendly to bikes. Don't they understand that bike traffic brings money-spending traffic without congesting roads?

Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade

Great walk to see the river and Portland Skyline

March, 2017 by darryll decoster

I love walking the esplanade during my lunch on sunny days. It has great views of the river and the city and can be just about as long as you want depending on which bridges you cross over. The only downside is that some of the cyclists take the trail way too fast for how crowded the path can get and that makes it a bit on the hazardous side if you're not really paying attention.

Springwater Corridor

I feel safe.

February, 2017 by doomed_earth

As a female, I feel safe on this trail. Yes homelessness is a problem but no one has bothered me and I love the trail and try to pick up litter when I can.

Marine Drive Trail

love it

February, 2017 by doomed_earth

Great for everyone. Heavily used, but only because it's open, awesome and full of wildlife! Birds galore! Also, wide trail allows for cyclists to cruise at a super quick pace. Awesome, awesome!

Springwater Corridor

Only went to Sellwood due to homeless camps

October, 2016 by gordyhawkins

Visiting from FL, we were warned about the problems with homeless encampments between 205 and Boring. So we did a loop from downtown to Sellwood and across Tillikum bridge and up west side of river. It was a great ride with views of the Willamette most of the way. We saw only one small camp and noone bothered us. Several people we talked to around Sept. 10 said plans were to move these campers off the Springwater Corridor. Not an easy job, but it seems a shame that cyclists are too afraid to use such a nice trail.

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