Astoria, OR Walking Trails and Maps

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Banks-Vernonia State Trail

23.2 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Crown Zellerbach Trail

23.4 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Gravel

Discovery Trail (WA)

8.3 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Pacific Way Trail

2.5 mi
State: WA
Gravel

Riverfront Trail (WA)

1.9 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Seaside Promenade

1.5 mi
State: OR
Concrete

Astoria Riverwalk

6.4 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Coweeman River Trail

4 mi
State: WA
Gravel

Kestrel Dune Trail

1.9 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Willapa Hills State Park Trail

56 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Grass, Gravel

Cowlitz River Trail

2.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Warrenton Waterfront Trail

4.7 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Warrenton Grade School Trail

0.5 mi
State: OR
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Overview The 23-mile Banks-Vernonia trail runs between its namesake towns of Banks and Vernonia in the deep suburbs of Portland, OR. About the Route Most of the route consists of an...
OR 23.2 mi Asphalt
The Crown Zellerbach Trail, known locally as the Crown Z Trail or the CZ Trail, follows a former logging railroad through quiet and picturesque forests in northwest Oregon. Its east end begins at...
OR 23.4 mi Asphalt, 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
Overview The Pacific Way Trail is 2.5 miles long with a gravel surface in Longview. Please note that there is a gated section of the trail where it passes the Mint Valley Golf Course. About the...
WA 2.5 mi Gravel
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
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 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 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 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
Overview An adventure awaits those who tackle all, or part, of the 56-mile-long Willapa Hills State Park Trail in southwestern Washington. The former Northern Pacific Railway line rolls through...
WA 56 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Grass, 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...
WA 2.5 mi Asphalt
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
The Warrenton Grade School Trail follows the former railroad corridor from Warrenton Grade School north for half a mile to downtown Warrenton. The trail surface is dirt, grass, and crushed...
OR 0.5 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Recent Trail Reviews

Pacific Way Trail

Behind our house

May, 2024 by bt9d499bs5

We walk and bike this trail often. Made a 15 mile loop by riding the trail and then riding around Lake Sacajawea. You see ducks, turtles, herons, and nutrias.

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

Falling into disrepair

March, 2024 by daywood

I love that this trail is here and I ride it often, but the section between Manning and Buxton is becoming unpleasant to ride because of neglected upkeep. As has been noted in other reviews, the bridge transitions are dangerous if you are unaware and hit them at speed (which is likely on the steep downhill run below Buxton). Also in that area, tree roots have pushed the asphalt into ridges big enough to unseat you or to bounce your chain off. Many of these are hard to see in shady areas. There’s a section just above the Manning trailhead where the asphalt has been torn up and heavily grooved for years. I recently met a rider in that area pushing his bike back to the Manning car park with a shredded road tire. I am sure money is tight. Although I want to see new trails built, I would not want it to result in neglecting to maintain this regional gem of a trail, particularly the heavily used lower half of it.

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

One of the Best Rides of Our Lives

March, 2024 by greggssystem

We moved from Bellevue (Omaha) Nebraska 3 years ago and we loved riding our bikes on the Papio Creek 20+ mile trail. However this ride is one for the “record books”. It’s got to be one of the most scenic rides in America and worth the one-hour drive from our home north of Vancouver Washington. This is a “must be there” ride!

Accordion

Warrenton Waterfront Trail

much better than reviewers give it credit

March, 2024 by fgladics

Compared to trails that get all star rating, albeit a short 4 miles this trail is well maintained and has sufficient width to pass the two abreast walkers. Over half the trail is on a dike next to the Columbia River and its daily ship and commercial fishing boat traffic. Additionally there is a well maintained bathroom facility halfway between Warrenton and Hammond at a dog park. Before the dog park coming from Warrenton there is a very short section of on road riding, but the shoulder is 4 foot wide. The town of Warrenton/Hammind do a wonderful job of maintaining the trail One thing to be aware of is there are several elk herds that use the trail area and in the fall during elk rutting season you might need to detour our wait them out.

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!

Willapa Hills State Park Trail

Biked all 56 miles both ways in 2023.

October, 2023 by bkabat1

Aug. & Oct. 2023 I biked entire 56 mile trail both directions. TrailLink write-up is generally correct, with pavement at both ends and then a variety of gravel (packed, loose, and rough) through 90% of the ride. All bridges were completed many years ago, and perfectly in tact. (So, don't pay attention to the many pictures and posts here from 2011; those 2011 pics do not show nor tell of the trail as it exists today.) I used a mid-width tire (1.95"), which handled the gravel nicely. One should NOT bike the loose and rough gravel on thin street tires. I am a fair-weather-only biker: I took one bottle of water (refilled along the way), a jacket, sunscreen, but no backpack. The trail was wonderful for me in the warm, dry weather. I stopped in Pe Ell and got food at the mini-mart, and stopped in LeBam and got a late lunch. I was never in a hurry, using mid-gears over the rough, just soaking in all the beauty of the countryside, hills, forrest. Depending on your energy, you could do the whole length in one day in the dry Summer if you start at 8:30am, or do it in two days, starting around noon. The Raymond side could be a little confusing as it brushes over 101 and the city for a half-mile; map helped there. But, 99% of the trail is woods, farm fields, forrest, and beautiful countryside. I put up about 20 pictures of the journey along the way.

Willapa Hills State Park Trail

Rainy day ride out of Chehalis

September, 2023 by ron242

With 80% chance of rain in the forecast, parking was not a problem in the 10 able-bodied slots in the Chehalis lot. (I suspect on a sunny day, you'll want a Discover Pass to access tons more parking in the state park lot, or the lots in Adna or at Ceres Hill Road.) The first 5.3 miles of asphalt were smooth but I was careful - much of the paving is split jaggedly up the center - there was a trail crew out patching the worst spot as I rode past. As others called out, do watch out, at road crossings, not only for traffic but, on either side of roads, for foundation components jutting low above the ground of at least two missing motor-vehicle-barrier posts. And as others called out, be alert for bridge transitions, some of which sport more-than-an-inch disparities between trail height and bridge bed. All that said, lovely country ride 9.7 miles to Ceres Hill Road and back to Chehalis left me wanting to return to cycle more of this trail!

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

Willapa Hills State Park Trail

Paved, gravel, rock, grass, rock & grass, blackberry vines.Rode about 10 miles out of South Bend, stopped, got on the paved Hwy and headed back.Had to focus to much on the trail, and couldn't enjoy the scenery.

August, 2023 by craig1953plsd

Paved, gravel, rock, grass, rock & grass, blackberry vines.Rode about 10 miles out of South Bend, stopped, got on the paved Hwy and headed back.Had to focus to much on the trail, and couldn't enjoy the scenery.

Willapa Hills State Park Trail

west end

August, 2023 by loraleecampbell

We only road for about 10 miles on the far west end. Trial was paved but turned to gravel. Needed to bring my pruners for parts due to overgrown bushes. Otherwise good rude

Discovery Trail (WA)

beautiful trail

August, 2023 by chrysene

This was a very nice trail to ride with my 7 year old! It was a clean, family friendly and beautiful scene of the beach!

Seaside Promenade

great for dog walking

July, 2023 by screechowl

Nice easy walk, and interesting placards to read. It is also an awesome place to walk your dog.

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