Oregon Cross Country Skiing Trails and Maps

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A Canal Trail

3.4 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

22.7 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Bear Creek Greenway

18.5 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Deschutes River Railbed Trail

17 mi
State: OR
Dirt, Gravel

Fanno Creek Greenway Trail

10.5 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

I-205 Multi-Use Path

18.5 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

John Dellenback Trail

10.5 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

OC&E Woods Line State Trail

109.9 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Gravel, Woodchips

Springwater Corridor

21.5 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Warrenton Waterfront Trail

4.7 mi
State: OR
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The A Canal Trail offers a pleasant, paved route of just over 3 miles that connects the communities of Klamath Falls and Altamont in south-central Oregon. Traversing both urban and suburban settings,...
OR 3.4 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
The Bear Creek Greenway is an 18.5-mile paved multi-use trail that travels through creek-side woods and natural areas, connecting five communities and eight parks along its course. The main portion of...
OR 18.5 mi Asphalt
Whitewater rafters, anglers, kayakers, horseback riders, hikers, and mountain bikers are all drawn to the beauty, wildlife, and history of the Lower Deschutes River, a designated national Wild and...
OR 17 mi Dirt, 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...
OR 10.5 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 18.5 mi Asphalt
The John Dellenback Trail circles the sapphire blue Diamond Lake in south-central Oregon, only about 20 miles north of the state's more famous Crater Lake. The paved pathway connects the campgrounds...
OR 10.5 mi Asphalt
One of the longest rail-trails in the country, the OC&E Woods Line State Trail stretches 109.9 miles through south-central Oregon. The route comprises two rail lines that once supported the region's...
OR 109.9 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Gravel, Woodchips
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
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

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Recent Trail Reviews

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail

Scenic but short

May, 2019 by tony.dangerfield

I hadn't been back to that part of the gorge since the fires. I started at the Yeon trailhead with a road bike. It is still very scenic. I would advise some caution as the road surface has enough bumps etc due to cracks and roots that I was cautious about bending a rim. I'd planned to ride into Cascade Locks but at roughly the 4.4 mile mark there is a couple flights of stairs. I chose that as a turn around point so ended up with something like an 8.9 mile ride instead of 12.5. I'd do it again with a single speed or something to make this scenic route a bit more challenging or loop it in with something a bit grander.

Columbia Slough Trail

Columbia Slough Trail

April, 2019 by bigwally

Industrial for huge parts. Not the prettiest bike ride.

Springwater Corridor

beautiful ride

April, 2019 by allingerz

We rode from Clackamas town center to downtown Pdx. Homeless harmless and ride was amazing, saw rushing creeks, natural beauty/habitat and even deer!

Accordion

Pendleton River Parkway

Pendleton Greenbelt

March, 2019 by tayloc17

What a great walk along the Umatilla River. Beautiful scenery and easy to walk greenbelt that will show you much of what Pendleton has to offer!

Peninsula Crossing Trail

Not beautiful anymore! Trashed with Biohazards!

February, 2019 by all4peace

This is a Public Health & Human Safety Biohazard Risk! Needles and trash everywhere, plus the stench of human feces and urine. I won't even ride my bike between Willamette and Lombard on the trail, let alone walk it! It's a breeding ground for disease.
C'mon, City of Portland, CLEAN IT UP!
I'd upload an image but there is no link.

Astoria Riverwalk

A MORNING WELL SPENT

February, 2019 by thejake91739

In September of 2013 my wife and I biked the Astoria Riverwalk from end to end. For a couple of newly retired southern California teachers, it was our first out of California bike ride. (We're determined to bike in all fifty states, and this trail got us off to a good start.)
We had to dodge the occasional walker, trolley, car, dog walkers, deal with some treacherous gaps in boards, and even a brief shower, but the joys of the ride far outweighed some minor inconveniences.
There are wonderful and spectacular views of the Columbia River, clean air, charming Astoria architecture, seals, wild blackberries, a coast guard base, history galore, and the piece de resistance: the Columbia River Maritime Museum where we parked our bikes and spent a couple of hours.
It's a short, flat, easy, scenic, historical experience perfect for families and/or those who like to travel at a leisurely pace.
We were inspired to ride this trail thanks to an article in an issue of Rails To Trails magazine several years ago, and we were not disappointed. It was definitely a morning well spent!

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

January Ride

January, 2019 by ruthiekozak

It was pea soup outside this past Sunday and cold. I read mixed reviews about this trail and about the state it is in. It was in really good shape so I'm not sure what some folks are talking about. Yes, there are some areas that are a little more rough and you need to slow down. We did the full ride, 21 miles from Banks to Vernonia and 21 miles back. The worst parts of the trail were around mile 5 and closer to Vernonia. That being said, it is not bad. Just slow down and pay attention. Most troubled areas are clearly marked.

My only regret is doing the ride on a 30 pound cruiser. Not the bike to use on this trail although my thighs are made of solid steel now. It's a steady incline after mile 5-ish until about mile 12-ish and boy, was I feeling it! Coming back from Vernonia took us way less time as there is less of an upward climb and my body was numb to the pain. I will be returning because this trail is awesome but I will use a lighter, more ergonomically correct bike.

Enjoy the ride or walk! Don't leave your trash or dog poop on the trail!

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

The truth about logging, rural life and merging life as it is today is done with great thought and the ability to merge the past into the current gracefully!

January, 2019 by mommamb

This trail was built with love, over a long period of time, with multiple users intended. The trail is a connection between small towns with rich historical value. This trail project is intended to be continue reaching onward to Scappoose and potentially other towns looping back to Portland then completing the loop back to Banks or continuing toward the coastal communities and then returning to the original beginning as funding and land rights are available. The project will continue to grow with interest and self sustaining interest and ideas. These ‘Trails’ have done a great job of making themselves friendly for multiple users, from families spending a few hours outside seeing how rich our coastal mountains (even our own rain forests) to the most serious bike riders to weekend horseback riding beginners or highly organized groups. If you can walk your going to enjoy the time you spend on this trail. If you want to start at the beginning, middle or end of this trail you will be able to see why the pioneers would risk the lives of the entire family to come start new lives. I would suggest that you take the time to gather the free information available before you get going on this trail. Having even the basic information you can begin a conversation that will spark the interest of the most aloof people. Looking into the areas historical background would add photos of logging that are hard to imagine! Some of the logs cut and moved with old fashioned people power and horses! Imagine what it would be like to move fallen trees to the trains, using only the simplest of tools will amaze young and old alike. A picture is worth a thousand words and still doesn’t even begin to come close to what you’re able to see with even a few historical photos and stories in hand. Being able to see how much hard work was done by prior generations and how carefully the land has been managed by our past generations is quite humbling. (I have seen some photos where the photographer tried to explain how the horses & wagons with men standing on top of the horses wouldn’t fill the the trees vertically or horizontally) Locally owned logging companies go to great lengths to re-planet and insure the health of the new trees, leaving a variety of trees still standing during each cutting. Making the least known impact on every new section cut. Creating a rapidly filled new habitat and limiting the impact of heavy equipment. Longview Fiber has ownership over much of the land on the PNW trail areas between Banks & Vernonia. They have been eager to demonstrate best practices of land management, wood and wood products/byproducts and the operations used in creating new products. They also have information available to interested audiences. I agree that going along a trail and then bursting out into the middle of a clear cutting area isn’t beautiful. These areas are designed to provide the best recovery possible for the next set of trees, they are watched over, carefully cared for, trimmed and thinned. They grow quickly and within 10 years walking through the area the only thing you might notice is almost all the trees are the same age. I dreaded the time when the property adjacent to mine would be clear cut. After many years of watching the process and reading the most recent documents in best case scenarios I learned how much care Longview Fiber provides for the property they own and manage. I was also surprised at the public access they allow, not if they have a active cut happening for obvious safety reasons. Take the time to review the information from many angles. Find a solution to the abuse of paper products just used in USA. It is truly a complex problem The history and information available for this trail is interesting and telling of how the PNW came to life and provided a living for hard working families

Logging Road Trail

Smooth and flat.

January, 2019 by fourknees

Only hiked the north section from Eco City Park trailhead. We’ll be back to visit the south section. Path was smooth enough for my kids to scooter. There are also several geocaches along the way, some very close to the path.
Even on a cool, overcast, but weekend day there were several others on the trail. All walkers.

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

Banks Vernonia Trail

November, 2018 by huskydad40

Very scenic ride but trail at times very rough. Needs work!

Crown Zellerbach Trail

pebble creek mainline

October, 2018 by functionforest

mainline

Peninsula Crossing Trail

good idea, but....

October, 2018 by salikiji

It was a good idea to develop this trail next to the railroad cut that runs between the Columbia and Willamette rivers. Several issues make it lees than ideal for cycling: The surface is not in good shape due to tree roots. Ok for walking, but jarring for a cyclist. Lots of homeless people living along there and wandering around. Possibly safety issues. The north end of the trail simply ends at Columbia Boulevard, which is a very heavily trafficked street. Signage recommends riding on the street east to the Columbia Wastewater Treatment Morning Kant, where you can connect up

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