Dallas, OR Birding Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
Type

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

Dave Clark Trail

1.2 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Edgewater Trail

1.3 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Fanno Creek Greenway Trail

10.5 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Highway 26 Bike Path

2.3 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Concrete

Highway 99W Bike Path

5.3 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

I-205 Multi-Use Path

18.5 mi
State: OR, WA
Asphalt

Logging Road Trail

3.5 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

McLoughlin Promenade

0.5 mi
State: OR
Concrete

Midge Cramer Multi-Use Path

0.79 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Mill City Rail Trail

1 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Gravel

Minto-Brown Island Park Paved Path

11 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Periwinkle Creek Bike Path

1.8 mi
State: OR
Asphalt
Accordion

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

Salem Parkway Bike Path

3.2 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Springwater Corridor

21.5 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Terwilliger Trail

5.9 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Trolley Trail (OR)

6 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Village Green Trail

0.6 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Walnut Boulevard/53rd St. Multi-Use Path

3 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Concrete

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
As its name suggests, this short rail-trail and rail-with-trail provides a route for cyclists and pedestrians to travel between Buchanan Avenue and Circle Boulevard in the city of Corvallis. The paved...
OR 1 mi Asphalt
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 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
The Dave Clark Trail is a riverfront walking and biking path in Albany, Oregon. The trail sits on the wooded bank of the Williamette River, an area that has traditionally been industrial, but is in...
OR 1.2 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 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
Providing a useful link between the Polk County communities of Monmouth and Rickreall, the Highway 99W Bike Path offers over five miles of paved trail for cyclists and pedestrians. Useful both as a...
OR 5.3 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...
OR, WA 18.5 mi Asphalt
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 McLoughlin Promenade offers a unique trail experience overlooking the Willamette River in Oregon City. Stretching about a half mile along the river bluff, the paved pathway offers beautiful views...
OR 0.5 mi Concrete
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
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
Periwinkle Creek Bike Path (or alternatively, Periwinkle Path) is a recreational path winding through Albany, Oregon. The trail starts on Hill Street SE, just north of the Boys and Girls Club of...
OR 1.8 mi Asphalt
Accordion
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 bike path connects Oregon's capital Salem to the neighboring city of Keizer in the Williamette Valley. The trail starts along Salem Parkway on Cherry Avenue and heads north, connecting schools,...
OR 3.2 mi Asphalt
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
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
Beginning in the city of Corvallis' Village Green Park, this short rail-with-trail provides a nice, smooth path for local cyclists and pedestrians to get in some exercise and recreation. The trail...
OR 0.6 mi Asphalt
A paved asphalt sidepath that runs along the western side of 53rd Street and Walnut Boulevard, this trail may not be much to look at, but it offers important connections to a whole host of trails and...
OR 3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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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Recent Trail Reviews

Springwater Corridor

Think of it as an Adventure

June, 2021 by dmurphy52

This ride will never be in the Rails-to-Trails Hall of Fame, but if you like a bit of an adventure, and can tolerate a wide variety of settings over a short period of time, give it a go!

I rode the length of the trail, starting and ending in Boring, and extended the ride a bit by crossing over the Willamette to Portland using the Iron Bridge.

Boring to Gresham, lush and green, few streets, very pleasant. About 7 miles in toward Portland, the side effects of America's struggle to provide adequate housing for those that desire it begin to show up: abandoned shopping carts, piles of trash, burn piles. The homeless camps from Mile 13 into about Mile 9 are ramshackle, creative, and sometime surprisingly high tech. Look close, and listen, and you'll see solar panels, hear generators running, and see discarded propane tanks. At no point did I encounter any hostility or aggression from the camp dwellers.

A bit farther down the trail (mile 8ish?) there is a discontinuity in the trail, and for possibly a mile you follow a tree-lined city street. If there were signs, I missed them, and was grateful to a bicycle riding couple that got me back on track.

Back on the path, a nice run into Portland, with a very pleasant section that parallels the river, popular with walkers, runners, bikers, twisting along the shoreline, dipping down for a bit onto a very cool pontoon supported metal pathway that is designed to adjust itself for changes in river level. There is one more on the street section here, but it is well marked/signed.

Turn around, head back, mild grade to climb, gaining maybe 600 feet over 15ish miles. Not hard. The street crossings come and go, and do require both caution and patience. With my slight extension to the other side of the river, 47 mies roundtrip.

So..excellent ride to cross off on your Rails-to-Trails list. Best approached with curiosity, patience, and acceptance of life styles that do not resemble your own. Didn't see many kids (some, but not many), and between the fairly heavy human traffic (skate boarders, in-line skaters, runners, walkers, etc.), the frequent street crossings and the sections that are impressively trashed out, I can see why many parents would choose a tamer adventure. Glad I did it (really!), don't feel the need to do it again any time soon.

Rock Creek Trail (OR)

good quick ride

May, 2021 by hudrlik1

Good for a quick ride, relatively flat throughout. Watch out if the cottonwood trees are in bloom, and careful of the traction speed bumps on the bridge portion — they can make for an unsteady ride on a road bike for beginners.

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

Once-Great Trail Badly In Need Of Repaving

May, 2021 by lbuchholz

This gem of a trail has been my go-to for over 15 years, including the outstanding refurb of Buxton Trestle and the 'final mile' into namesake Banks trailhead (used to just end outside of town). Many happy memories. While the pavement is still fine for mountain bikes and most hybrids, it has become increasingly unsafe for the skinny tire set, and any repairs have been mere band-aids. The unsafe ruts and root heaves have been helpfully painted as a warning, but I was still knocked off-trail into the grass last week by an unmarked bump (with both hands on the handlebars). I hope Oregon State Parks has a plan for repaving, considering they do a great job of cutting back blackberries and equipping trailheads with tools/workstands.

Pro-tip: Just north of the crest, near mile marker 11.5, stop by the small clear-cut on a calm day. Sheltered from traffic noise on highway 47, it's among the quietest spots I've experienced in the Portland metro area.

Accordion

Westside Trail

Fabulous!

April, 2021 by geconn

What a terrific trail! We took our e-bikes out on their maiden voyage and, boy, was I glad to have the pedal assist! There are some steep hills, and depending on your fitness level or bike type, they may be a deal-breaker. But if you’re intrepid and game, it’s a beautiful, quiet trail with great views. Both Mount Hood and Mount Saint Helens were clearly visible today. We took MAX to the Merlo/158th stop and accessed there and made it all the way down to Scholls Ferry. I’d do this one again.

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

beautiful trail, loved almost every minute of it

April, 2021 by amyliss5

I started at the Banks trailhead and rode to Vernonia. Plenty of parking when I arrived, and not a ton of people on the trail. It was really beautiful, and pretty quiet almost the entire 22 miles there. There were a few sections that were a bit bumpy but just be aware of your surroundings and you should be fine. Almost every trailhead had a bathroom and bike station to use, and there were also great views!

I-205 Multi-Use Path

I205 bike path

March, 2021 by franknsun86

Lots of garbage and campsites. Some sections are blocked with tents.
Neighborhood greenways are better.

Westside Trail

Great Trail

December, 2020 by amynwill2003

The hills are steep but the scenery makes up for that. Peaceful, rolling vistas. A beautiful challenge that feels like a back country trek. I wouldn't try to bike it unless you are super fit. Some of the hills after Nora St will kick your butt just walking them..

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

My expectation were too high for this trail possibly

September, 2020 by moscowsharon

I didn't like how one direction was mostly uphill and the other direction was mostly downhill. I like a little more variety of up and down in each direction. And although it was pretty, I'm I don't understand why this trail is so popular.

Corvallis-Philomath Multi-Modal Path

Excellent Family Ride

August, 2020 by ryankersh

We took our seven-year-old son and nine-year-old daughter on this trail recently. There are several places where you have to cross roads, but our kids are comfortable with this type of riding, so it felt safe. It's really nice that you can stop at parks along the way for a break. We had a great time.

Trolley Trail (OR)

lovey!

August, 2020 by zxipex

My husband and I just discovered this trail today. What a gem! Love the random artwork and the peaceful trail!

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

peaceful

July, 2020 by debimiller9_tl

Lovely trail not even too crowded on a Sunday. Well marked and very shady

Minto-Brown Island Park Paved Path

20 shades of green

July, 2020 by debimiller9_tl

Lovely trail but very busy for a Wednesday. App helps see where you are as many twists and turns.

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