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Banks-Vernonia State Trail

22.7 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Brookwood Parkway Trail

1.8 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Burnt Bridge Creek Trail

7.7 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Concrete

Cazadero Trail

4.4 mi
State: OR
Gravel

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Trail

0.9 mi
State: WA
Asphalt
Accordion

Columbia River Dike Trail

1.3 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Columbia Slough Trail

4.3 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Council Creek Regional Trail

15 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Coweeman River Trail

4 mi
State: WA
Gravel

Cowlitz River Trail

2.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Crown Zellerbach Trail

25.8 mi
State: OR
Gravel

Fanno Creek Greenway Trail

10.5 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Frenchman's Bar Trail

3.9 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Gresham Fairview Trail

3.3 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Highway 26 Bike Path

2.3 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Concrete

Highway 500 Trail

0.8 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

I-205 Multi-Use Path

18.5 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

I-84 Bike Path

4.9 mi
State: OR
Concrete

Lacamas Heritage Trail

3.5 mi
State: WA
Gravel

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

Padden Parkway Trail

5.3 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Peninsula Crossing Trail

5.1 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Riverfront Trail (WA)

1.9 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Rock Creek Trail (OR)

1.6 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Salmon Creek Greenway Trail

3 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Salmonberry Trail

86 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Gravel

Springwater Corridor

21.5 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Sullivan's Gulch Trail

4.3 mi
State: OR

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

Whistle Punk Interpretive Trail

1.5 mi
State: WA
Gravel
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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 Railway—hauled ...
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. Although ...
OR 1.8 mi Asphalt
The scenic Burnt Bridge Creek Trail meanders through Vancouver, Washington, along the creek from Stewart Glen on the shores of Vancouver Lake to Meadowbrook Marsh. Along the way, the trail passes through ...
WA 7.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 southeast, ...
OR 4.4 mi Gravel
The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Trail—also known as the Chelatchie Prairie Rail-with-Trail—is currently open from Battle Ground Lake State Park to a point nearly 1 mile southwest. The paved trail runs ...
WA 0.9 mi Asphalt
From Chelatchie Prairie Rail-with-Trail Corridor Study: The Chelatchie Prairie Rail-with-Trail (RWT) is envisioned as a 33-mile multi-use trail within the railroad right-of-way where possible. In some ...
WA 32.1 mi Asphalt
The Columbia River Dike Trail—also known as the Captain William Clark Park Trail and the Cottonwood Beach Trail—follows the Columbia River from Steamboat Landing Park to the border of the Steigerwald Lake ...
WA 1.3 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Accordion
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 stream. ...
OR 4.3 mi Asphalt
The 15-mile Council Creek Regional Trail will link several communities in the Portland metropolitan area. In Hillsboro, the trail will begin at the end of the MAX Blue Line, a light rail commuter route. ...
OR 15 mi Asphalt
The Coweeman River Trail follows the dike on the west side of the river for 4 miles, giving access to the riverfront and Tam O'Shanter Park. The setting on the northern section is residential, and the ...
WA 4 mi Gravel
The Cowlitz River Trail follows its namesake river along a dike on the east bank. The trail is asphalt and connects Kelso residents with the riverfront. The trail parallels the active BNSF line that carries ...
WA 2.5 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, from ...
OR 25.8 mi Gravel
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 Portland. ...
OR 10.5 mi Asphalt
Frenchman's Bar Trail could not be in a prettier place nestled between the Columbia River and Vancouver Lake on the northwestern outskirts of Vancouver. The paved trail of nearly 4 miles loops around the ...
WA 3.9 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 2012, ...
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 Tanasbourne ...
OR 2.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The paved Highway 500 Trail runs just shy of a mile between Andresen Road and Thurston Way on Vancouver's west side through a busy stretch of car dealerships, shops and restaurants.
WA 0.8 mi Asphalt
The Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail is an innovative road-to-trail conversion constructed on portions of the Historic Columbia River Highway. The trail is considered to be from milepoint 14.22 ...
OR 13.4 mi Asphalt
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 Springwater ...
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. Although ...
OR 4.9 mi Concrete
The Lacamas Heritage Trail parallels Lacamas Creek and the western shore of Lacamas Lake under a canopy of old growth forest. Along this scenic gravel pathway, trail-goers can catch glimpses of the abundant ...
WA 3.5 mi Gravel
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 Columbia ...
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 marinas ...
OR 17.6 mi Asphalt
The Padden Parkway Trail provides a paved, 5-mile route across northeastern Vancouver, connecting neighborhoods and shopping areas. Trail-goers are separated from the busy four-lane roadway by a wide, ...
WA 5.3 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 features ...
OR 5.1 mi Asphalt
Castle Rock's popular Riverfront Trail originates at its main trailhead in Lion's Pride Park, which offers covered picnic areas. Following a dike north along the Cowlitz River from the park, the trail ...
WA 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 side. ...
OR 1.6 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
Salmon Creek Greenway Trail offers a scenic natural getaway in northern Vancouver. The paved, tree-lined trail winds along the creek and through wetlands for 3 miles, offering access to Salmon Creek Park ...
WA 3 mi Asphalt
The Salmonberry Corridor Rail-Trail is a promising project under development that will span 86 miles from the outskirts of Portland to the Pacific Ocean. The trail is named for one of its most scenic sections, ...
OR 86 mi Asphalt, Gravel
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 landscape ...
OR 21.5 mi Asphalt
Sullivan's Gulch is a project trail still in the early stages of development. Envisioned is a 4.3 to 5 mile long east-west corridor, connecting Portland to its outlying neighborhoods. The plans currently ...
OR 4.3 mi
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 also ...
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 1968. Currently, ...
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 supported ...
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 waterway. ...
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 are ...
OR 8.1 mi Asphalt
,a href="http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/recreation/trails/locations/mta-0059-whistle-punk.shtml">US Forest Service: This trail is a barrier-free interpretive trail that tells the story of forest management ...
WA 1.5 mi Gravel

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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 Railway—hauled ...

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. Although ...

Burnt Bridge Creek Trail

WA - 7.7 miles

The scenic Burnt Bridge Creek Trail meanders through Vancouver, Washington, along the creek from Stewart Glen on the shores of Vancouver Lake to Meadowbrook Marsh. Along the way, the trail passes through ...

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 southeast, ...

Accordion

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 southeast, ...

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Trail

WA - 0.9 miles

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Trail—also known as the Chelatchie Prairie Rail-with-Trail—is currently open from Battle Ground Lake State Park to a point nearly 1 mile southwest. The paved trail runs ...

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Trail Extension

WA - 32.1 miles

From Chelatchie Prairie Rail-with-Trail Corridor Study: The Chelatchie Prairie Rail-with-Trail (RWT) is envisioned as a 33-mile multi-use trail within the railroad right-of-way where possible. In some ...

Columbia River Dike Trail

WA - 1.3 miles

The Columbia River Dike Trail—also known as the Captain William Clark Park Trail and the Cottonwood Beach Trail—follows the Columbia River from Steamboat Landing Park to the border of the Steigerwald Lake ...

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 stream. ...

Council Creek Regional Trail

OR - 15 miles

The 15-mile Council Creek Regional Trail will link several communities in the Portland metropolitan area. In Hillsboro, the trail will begin at the end of the MAX Blue Line, a light rail commuter route. ...

Coweeman River Trail

WA - 4 miles

The Coweeman River Trail follows the dike on the west side of the river for 4 miles, giving access to the riverfront and Tam O'Shanter Park. The setting on the northern section is residential, and the ...

Cowlitz River Trail

WA - 2.5 miles

The Cowlitz River Trail follows its namesake river along a dike on the east bank. The trail is asphalt and connects Kelso residents with the riverfront. The trail parallels the active BNSF line that carries ...

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 Portland. ...

Frenchman's Bar Trail

WA - 3.9 miles

Frenchman's Bar Trail could not be in a prettier place nestled between the Columbia River and Vancouver Lake on the northwestern outskirts of Vancouver. The paved trail of nearly 4 miles loops around the ...

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 2012, ...

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 Tanasbourne ...

Highway 500 Trail

WA - 0.8 miles

The paved Highway 500 Trail runs just shy of a mile between Andresen Road and Thurston Way on Vancouver's west side through a busy stretch of car dealerships, shops and restaurants.

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail

OR - 13.4 miles

The Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail is an innovative road-to-trail conversion constructed on portions of the Historic Columbia River Highway. The trail is considered to be from milepoint 14.22 ...

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 Springwater ...

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. Although ...

Lacamas Heritage Trail

WA - 3.5 miles

The Lacamas Heritage Trail parallels Lacamas Creek and the western shore of Lacamas Lake under a canopy of old growth forest. Along this scenic gravel pathway, trail-goers can catch glimpses of the abundant ...

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 ...

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 Columbia ...

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 marinas ...

Padden Parkway Trail

WA - 5.3 miles

The Padden Parkway Trail provides a paved, 5-mile route across northeastern Vancouver, connecting neighborhoods and shopping areas. Trail-goers are separated from the busy four-lane roadway by a wide, ...

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 features ...

Riverfront Trail (WA)

WA - 1.9 miles

Castle Rock's popular Riverfront Trail originates at its main trailhead in Lion's Pride Park, which offers covered picnic areas. Following a dike north along the Cowlitz River from the park, the trail ...

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 side. ...

Salmon Creek Greenway Trail

WA - 3 miles

Salmon Creek Greenway Trail offers a scenic natural getaway in northern Vancouver. The paved, tree-lined trail winds along the creek and through wetlands for 3 miles, offering access to Salmon Creek Park ...

Salmonberry Trail

OR - 86 miles

The Salmonberry Corridor Rail-Trail is a promising project under development that will span 86 miles from the outskirts of Portland to the Pacific Ocean. The trail is named for one of its most scenic sections, ...

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 landscape ...

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 ...

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 also ...

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 1968. Currently, ...

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 supported ...

Waterfront Bike Path

OR - 1.5 miles

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 waterway. ...

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 are ...

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 Railway—hauled ...

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. Although ...

Burnt Bridge Creek Trail

WA - 7.7 miles

The scenic Burnt Bridge Creek Trail meanders through Vancouver, Washington, along the creek from Stewart Glen on the shores of Vancouver Lake to Meadowbrook Marsh. Along the way, the trail passes through ...

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 southeast, ...

Accordion

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 southeast, ...

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Trail

WA - 0.9 miles

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Trail—also known as the Chelatchie Prairie Rail-with-Trail—is currently open from Battle Ground Lake State Park to a point nearly 1 mile southwest. The paved trail runs ...

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Trail Extension

WA - 32.1 miles

From Chelatchie Prairie Rail-with-Trail Corridor Study: The Chelatchie Prairie Rail-with-Trail (RWT) is envisioned as a 33-mile multi-use trail within the railroad right-of-way where possible. In some ...

Columbia River Dike Trail

WA - 1.3 miles

The Columbia River Dike Trail—also known as the Captain William Clark Park Trail and the Cottonwood Beach Trail—follows the Columbia River from Steamboat Landing Park to the border of the Steigerwald Lake ...

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 stream. ...

Council Creek Regional Trail

OR - 15 miles

The 15-mile Council Creek Regional Trail will link several communities in the Portland metropolitan area. In Hillsboro, the trail will begin at the end of the MAX Blue Line, a light rail commuter route. ...

Coweeman River Trail

WA - 4 miles

The Coweeman River Trail follows the dike on the west side of the river for 4 miles, giving access to the riverfront and Tam O'Shanter Park. The setting on the northern section is residential, and the ...

Cowlitz River Trail

WA - 2.5 miles

The Cowlitz River Trail follows its namesake river along a dike on the east bank. The trail is asphalt and connects Kelso residents with the riverfront. The trail parallels the active BNSF line that carries ...

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, from ...

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 Portland. ...

Frenchman's Bar Trail

WA - 3.9 miles

Frenchman's Bar Trail could not be in a prettier place nestled between the Columbia River and Vancouver Lake on the northwestern outskirts of Vancouver. The paved trail of nearly 4 miles loops around the ...

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 2012, ...

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 Tanasbourne ...

Highway 500 Trail

WA - 0.8 miles

The paved Highway 500 Trail runs just shy of a mile between Andresen Road and Thurston Way on Vancouver's west side through a busy stretch of car dealerships, shops and restaurants.

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail

OR - 13.4 miles

The Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail is an innovative road-to-trail conversion constructed on portions of the Historic Columbia River Highway. The trail is considered to be from milepoint 14.22 ...

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 Springwater ...

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. Although ...

Lacamas Heritage Trail

WA - 3.5 miles

The Lacamas Heritage Trail parallels Lacamas Creek and the western shore of Lacamas Lake under a canopy of old growth forest. Along this scenic gravel pathway, trail-goers can catch glimpses of the abundant ...

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 ...

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 Columbia ...

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 marinas ...

Padden Parkway Trail

WA - 5.3 miles

The Padden Parkway Trail provides a paved, 5-mile route across northeastern Vancouver, connecting neighborhoods and shopping areas. Trail-goers are separated from the busy four-lane roadway by a wide, ...

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 features ...

Riverfront Trail (WA)

WA - 1.9 miles

Castle Rock's popular Riverfront Trail originates at its main trailhead in Lion's Pride Park, which offers covered picnic areas. Following a dike north along the Cowlitz River from the park, the trail ...

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 side. ...

Salmon Creek Greenway Trail

WA - 3 miles

Salmon Creek Greenway Trail offers a scenic natural getaway in northern Vancouver. The paved, tree-lined trail winds along the creek and through wetlands for 3 miles, offering access to Salmon Creek Park ...

Salmonberry Trail

OR - 86 miles

The Salmonberry Corridor Rail-Trail is a promising project under development that will span 86 miles from the outskirts of Portland to the Pacific Ocean. The trail is named for one of its most scenic sections, ...

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 landscape ...

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 ...

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 also ...

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 1968. Currently, ...

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 supported ...

Waterfront Bike Path

OR - 1.5 miles

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 waterway. ...

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 are ...

Whistle Punk Interpretive Trail

WA - 1.5 miles

,a href="http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/recreation/trails/locations/mta-0059-whistle-punk.shtml">US Forest Service: This trail is a barrier-free interpretive trail that tells the story of forest management ...

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 Railway—hauled ...

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. Although ...

Burnt Bridge Creek Trail

WA - 7.7 miles

The scenic Burnt Bridge Creek Trail meanders through Vancouver, Washington, along the creek from Stewart Glen on the shores of Vancouver Lake to Meadowbrook Marsh. Along the way, the trail passes through ...

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 southeast, ...

Accordion

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Trail

WA - 0.9 miles

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Trail—also known as the Chelatchie Prairie Rail-with-Trail—is currently open from Battle Ground Lake State Park to a point nearly 1 mile southwest. The paved trail runs ...

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Trail Extension

WA - 32.1 miles

From Chelatchie Prairie Rail-with-Trail Corridor Study: The Chelatchie Prairie Rail-with-Trail (RWT) is envisioned as a 33-mile multi-use trail within the railroad right-of-way where possible. In some ...

Columbia River Dike Trail

WA - 1.3 miles

The Columbia River Dike Trail—also known as the Captain William Clark Park Trail and the Cottonwood Beach Trail—follows the Columbia River from Steamboat Landing Park to the border of the Steigerwald Lake ...

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 stream. ...

Council Creek Regional Trail

OR - 15 miles

The 15-mile Council Creek Regional Trail will link several communities in the Portland metropolitan area. In Hillsboro, the trail will begin at the end of the MAX Blue Line, a light rail commuter route. ...

Coweeman River Trail

WA - 4 miles

The Coweeman River Trail follows the dike on the west side of the river for 4 miles, giving access to the riverfront and Tam O'Shanter Park. The setting on the northern section is residential, and the ...

Cowlitz River Trail

WA - 2.5 miles

The Cowlitz River Trail follows its namesake river along a dike on the east bank. The trail is asphalt and connects Kelso residents with the riverfront. The trail parallels the active BNSF line that carries ...

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, from ...

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 Portland. ...

Frenchman's Bar Trail

WA - 3.9 miles

Frenchman's Bar Trail could not be in a prettier place nestled between the Columbia River and Vancouver Lake on the northwestern outskirts of Vancouver. The paved trail of nearly 4 miles loops around the ...

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 2012, ...

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 Tanasbourne ...

Highway 500 Trail

WA - 0.8 miles

The paved Highway 500 Trail runs just shy of a mile between Andresen Road and Thurston Way on Vancouver's west side through a busy stretch of car dealerships, shops and restaurants.

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail

OR - 13.4 miles

The Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail is an innovative road-to-trail conversion constructed on portions of the Historic Columbia River Highway. The trail is considered to be from milepoint 14.22 ...

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 Springwater ...

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. Although ...

Lacamas Heritage Trail

WA - 3.5 miles

The Lacamas Heritage Trail parallels Lacamas Creek and the western shore of Lacamas Lake under a canopy of old growth forest. Along this scenic gravel pathway, trail-goers can catch glimpses of the abundant ...

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 ...

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 Columbia ...

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 marinas ...

Padden Parkway Trail

WA - 5.3 miles

The Padden Parkway Trail provides a paved, 5-mile route across northeastern Vancouver, connecting neighborhoods and shopping areas. Trail-goers are separated from the busy four-lane roadway by a wide, ...

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 features ...

Riverfront Trail (WA)

WA - 1.9 miles

Castle Rock's popular Riverfront Trail originates at its main trailhead in Lion's Pride Park, which offers covered picnic areas. Following a dike north along the Cowlitz River from the park, the trail ...

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 side. ...

Salmon Creek Greenway Trail

WA - 3 miles

Salmon Creek Greenway Trail offers a scenic natural getaway in northern Vancouver. The paved, tree-lined trail winds along the creek and through wetlands for 3 miles, offering access to Salmon Creek Park ...

Salmonberry Trail

OR - 86 miles

The Salmonberry Corridor Rail-Trail is a promising project under development that will span 86 miles from the outskirts of Portland to the Pacific Ocean. The trail is named for one of its most scenic sections, ...

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 landscape ...

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 ...

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 also ...

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 1968. Currently, ...

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 supported ...

Waterfront Bike Path

OR - 1.5 miles

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 waterway. ...

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 are ...

Whistle Punk Interpretive Trail

WA - 1.5 miles

,a href="http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/recreation/trails/locations/mta-0059-whistle-punk.shtml">US Forest Service: This trail is a barrier-free interpretive trail that tells the story of forest management ...

Recent Trail Reviews

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!

Burnt Bridge Creek Trail

not bad

January, 2017 by stephenpasquini

since I'm not from the area this was a neat ride to see some of the other parts of Vancouver it follows the electrical lines and a nice riverbed the ending is a bit anti-climactic but worth the trip overall

Accordion

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.

Springwater Corridor

Boring Marathon

September, 2016 by chicago30

I did the very east end of this trial at the Boring end for the Boring Marathon in Sep 16. Great for running and didn't see any homeless people on the trail.

Springwater Corridor

is now HORRIBLE and DISGUSTING

September, 2016 by myka34

whenever i go running on the trail now i see homeless camps EVERYWHERE and they leave a DISGUSTING mess EVERYWHERE! they smoke, do drugs, drink, and harass me and other people walking/running/biking on the trail. tried calling the cops but they say its such a large problem that there is nothing they can do about it!!!

i don't see how law abiding, tax paying neighborhoods need to put up with this crap and when we ask the police or city to do something about it they say they can't because the problem is too big. does that mean we can all start breaking the law and as long as there are too many of us to arrest then its ok?!?!?!?

Springwater Corridor

Unpopulated and pleasant on the east end

September, 2016 by aholiday09

Every so often I rollerskate between Gresham City Park and Boring. For the most part, this section is very flat, with lots of trees and shrubs. More bicyclists out this way. I often see one homeless man who walks that section, but generally I feel safe on this stretch - no people camping out anyway!

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail

4th of July ride Portland to The Dalles roads to trails.

September, 2016 by ecousin

With a little planning and a lot of will July 4th we leave Portland with intent of riding to The Dalles in 2 days. Well thanks to those before us it was relatively easy, thanks Sam Hill, Sam Lancaster and various other unnamed prison and other labor who actually did the work. And what a job it was. More recently thanks to Mark Hatfield. But either way before leaving Portland and deciding to follow the path it is now up to me. Away we go. Riding Marine Drive trail to Troutdale joining on the scenic highway now, heading as I know all uphill to Crown Point. Arriving here I know the pain is over. The George is so beautiful and stopping at the Vista house is winning for today. After enjoying the view arriving at Ainsworth Park for the night. Tomorrow press. Ainsworth to the Dalles is a serious ride and I know it. The first 8 miles beautiful bike pedestrian only. Thank you those who made this happen. Nice breakfast in Cascade Locks and love the Wheelman bike repair station, tools, tire pump just cool. Continue on the scenic highway. UNTIL we must get on interstate 3 miles, then 1 mile bike pedestrian path, then another 8 playing with cars. Hood River was welcome as I know I am done with Interstate traffic. A great lunch at Gracie Sue's place and then Switchbacks to Hatfield's signature. no cars, Moiser brings us another lightly traveled section of the Scenic Highway. Enter the Dalles and leave Scenic Highway enjoy the Riverfront trail to end my ride. What a great experience. Thinking of making it an annual event.
P.S. This is a WORK IN PROGRESS. THE 3 MILE INTERSTATE SECTION IS BEING REDUCED TO 1.5 AND THE TRIAL OPENING CERIMONY IS 9-24-16. I would love to be there but am going to ride (Car Free) around crater lake. Thanks to all the workers who will next year take 1.5 miles off of my interstate riding.

Westside Trail

Switch Back Hill Climb

September, 2016 by gustawind

We took our young (6yrs- 10 yr kids) family of 6 on this bike ride but the hills were too much for us! We started at the Tualatin Hills Nature Reserve and headed south.
Very beautiful and scenic, no trail traffic, but the switch backs we hit after we crossed 160th were too much. We ended up pushing bikes up the summit and then decided we had better turn back. I think we'll wait until the kids are older before we tackle this trail again.

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.

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail

Long form review of an Oregon treasure

August, 2016 by carmenza

Two years ago I rode the Hood River to Mosier section of this trail with ecousin and my dear old dad (now 74 and still riding the heck out of his bike back in Burlington, Vermont). This summer ecousin, his family and my family decided to ride the trail in its entirety from downtown Portland (Sandy and 28th Street) to The Dalles.

I chose to ride my road bike, a modified Fuji Tiera (BMX handlebars, a nice front basket and platform pedals), and was able to keep up a fun clip as we paralleled the Union Pacific Tracks and I-84 on our journey east from the congestion of bike friendly PDX to the arid western front of the Northern Oregon desert lands.

Day One:

I leave my in-laws house for a 7am arrival at Dan's (ecousins brother in law and our RTT partner in crime). Bike is running fast and the overcast skies are a welcome sight for a July 4 ride. I arrive about 20 minutes sooner than I expected I would. This is good. Everyone is ready. Ecousins Dad is joining us for the first 40 miles of the trip. Our destination is Ainsworth Park, an exceptional little camping spot in the Gorge just East of Multnomah Falls.

Once organized we start the roll. Leaving 50th and Division we follow the mellow flower heavy neighborhoods of Portland NE. Gorgeous! Thank you Portland folks for making biking such a pleasure.

A bit of industrial trail ride follows our escape from the density, but this is one of my favorite parts of RTT or other recovered trails type riding. I love that "jig saw puzzle" line where the urban landscape intersects with the industrial and agricultural wilderness. It is always poetic and photogenic.

So, yeah, we made it to Troutdale. Pick your route.

We went through downtown but there wasn't much to eat. Across the Stark street bridge that spans the Sandy river we found nosh at "Tippy Canoe". Breakfast was a touch on the "you get what you pay for" side, and it was worth every penny of ecousins dads generosity. Ecousins dad was very nice and picked up the tab. Great way to begin the true start of the scenic highway.

Unique to this part of the tale is that this is now within a few miles of where I first connected with ecousins family. This next part of the ride is particularly powerful for all of us.

As we were gliding up the scenic highway into Corbett the memories began to flash from my first views of the Sandy river and the bluffy basalt mossy tree lined rolling hills and cuts that form that old road bed.

Springdale, and the exact road that could lead us to gaze at the old homestead.

There it went.

Luckily masked by the parade.

One acre with a canyon creek, a spring, a pasture and house and barn and shop and a garden. Perhaps the finest one acre I have ever seen.

Ecousin and his dad were both railroad engineers. Ecousins Dad got transferred to the Pasco yard in the early 1990s and had to relocate to Tri Cities, WA. It was heartbreaking for them to have to sell that bit of suburban Portland paradise.

One thing that all roads and rail beds share is history. I have many fun memories of welcome and hilarity...perhaps even antics at that old territorial bungalow overlooking the creek and pasture.

It must be the epitome of a bittersweet memory for ecousins family.

Climbing out of Springdale to Corbett we joined the locally famous 4th of July parade. It was truly something for these communities to be proud of. Real nice scene. For several miles you are staring at the heart of America. I think a few of us were able to catch some candy being thrown from the official parade vehicles. I know I caught a piece. I'm amazed we weren't detained for joining the middle of the parade.

East of Corbett the parade traffic dwindled and Gorge sight-seers began entering the main artery. Approaching the Vista House at Crown Point we were fair game for any negligent driver on the serpentine road that drops you down to Ainsworth Park.

We stopped at the recently remodeled Vista
House for meditation and views. Both things occurred.

Descent from Vista House is exciting. Tiera is a very fast bike, and with BMX handlebars it makes corners extra fun. I was most worried about car traffic and I found it when we were about one mile from Multnomah falls.

Lane splitting aside (there is no real bike path in this section yet--coming soon hopefully), we all descended intact.

We managed through tourist traffic, and emerged on a relatively car free zone in Ainsworth park. My wife joined us with the tent and my daughter. Ecousineaus Mom arrived with the party spot and by the time we rolled in the celebration of our nations independence was under way. Kids walking to waterfalls and riding around the campground in preparation of day two.

Corn, salads, hamburger, hot dogs. marshmallows, campfire You know...the fourth.

Is this my tent?

Thank gosh.

Day Two:

Wrangling children. The kids, coming down off a s'mores high are late to wake up and snack. We have about 8 miles to pull them through before breakfast in Cascade Locks. The morning moved a touch sluggish, but we made it and had some good gorge waterfall stops. Also, this portion of trail is almost road free.

Charburger under the bridge of the gods. Their onion rings are worth the calorie burn between here and The Dalles.

Now we abandon the peloton and the kids are behind us moving west back to camp via Bonniville hot springs. My wife decides to cross the Bridge of the Gods. She reports that it is very scary. I've ridden over this bridge many times on motorcycle, and it was terrifying every time. Lots of cross wind, limited barricade and a deck made of grid steel. Look straight down at the river for vertigo.

So now we are down to the core of three. Ecousin, Dan and I begin our slide to The Dalles. Soon enough we are cast on to the freeway. No flipping shoulder and Semi Trailer triple trailer holy oh my gosh for several miles. No place for children. No place for me. I decide that my best option is to go as fast as I possibly can until I have an exit. I do it and probably score a personal best. My guess is that with the tail wind I averaged 20mph in that section.

That hideous, dangerous,scary section.

Soon enough we are back on tamer roads. Hood river and a beer then the section between Gracy Sues' in Hood River and the Tar Sands destroyed town of Mosier. By far the most fun section of the trail.

From Mosier the climb is steep and perhaps some of the most interesting cycling I have ever done. Traffic was light and the roads ran fast. There are some steep sections, but the downhill reward is worth it if you like fast downhill and sharp corners.

Also a whole lot more of I-84 and going as fast as possible. The faster you go the less trucks pass you where there is no buffer zone.

A lot of artists and farmers living back in that chapperalle. Beautiful. This ride will be exceptional (in a good way) when the project is complete.

Bottom out at The Dalles. At the west edge of town you can catch the Columbia River waterfront bike path. This runs several miles to the marina. It glides through the jigsaw puzzle boundary of what is industrial, residential, agricultural, and spiritual about this particular spot on the Columbia.

A place named after tables.

A crossroads of rivers.

What is a table? Is it a boundary between your floor and your work. In our case, we were on the floor, weaving in and out of other boundries of nature and politics. Tables of dry desert grass shimmering light in the early summer evening sinking sun. Ecousins sister picked us up and we hauled back to Ainsworth. My wifes birthday, some cake and great fire pit conversation.

In the morning break camp and hold back the tears. The earth only gets to rotate so many times on your watch. Make the most of it!

Next year perhaps Bend...perhaps Alaska...perhaps Pennsylvania.

Peace.

Carmenza

Terwilliger Trail

A Portland Gem

August, 2016 by ecbean

Nothing beats a summer evening walk along Terwilliger with a view of the city.

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