Oregon Dog Walking Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
Type

A Canal Trail

3.4 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Ankeny Rail Trail

1 mi
State: OR
Boardwalk

Astoria Riverwalk

6.4 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Bald Hill Multi-Modal Path

1.3 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

22.7 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Bear Creek Greenway

18.5 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Big Sky Park Trail

0.9 mi
State: OR
Dirt, Gravel

Brookwood Parkway Trail

1.8 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

COCC Shevlin Park Trail

1.6 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Concrete

Campus Way Bike Path

1.13 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Cascade Highlands Trail

4.4 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

Cazadero Trail

4.4 mi
State: OR
Gravel

Central Ashland Bikepath

1.8 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Central Oregon Canal Trail

3.4 mi
State: OR
Concrete, Dirt, Gravel

Colorado Trail

1.2 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Columbia River Heritage Trail

3 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Columbia Slough Trail

4.3 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Coyner Trail

1 mi
State: OR
Asphalt
Accordion

Crown Zellerbach Trail

25.8 mi
State: OR
Gravel

Deschutes River Railbed Trail

17 mi
State: OR
Dirt, Gravel

Deschutes River Trail

12.5 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Gravel

Dry Canyon Trail

4 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

East Bend Canal Trail

1 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Gravel

Edgewater Trail

1.3 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Fanno Creek Greenway Trail

10.5 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Fern Ridge Path

7.2 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Concrete

Gresham Fairview Trail

3.3 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Haul Road Trail

2.9 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

Highway 26 Bike Path

2.3 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Concrete

I-205 Multi-Use Path

18.5 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

I-5 Trail

4.1 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

I-84 Bike Path

4.9 mi
State: OR
Concrete

John Dellenback Trail

10.5 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Kestrel Dune Trail

1.9 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Larkspur Trail

3.7 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Gravel

Leo Adler Memorial Parkway

2.6 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Lithia Park Trail

0.5 mi
State: OR
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

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

OC&E Woods Line State Trail

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

Pendleton River Parkway

2.5 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Peninsula Crossing Trail

5.1 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Pine Nursery Park Trail

1.9 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Riverfront Park Trail

1.05 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Riverfront Trail (OR)

1.1 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Riverfront Trail at The Dalles

9 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Concrete

Rock Creek Trail (OR)

1.6 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Rogue River Greenway

3.9 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Rosa Parks Path

1.78 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Roseburg Park Loop

5.1 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Row River Trail

17 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Ruth Bascom Riverbank Trail System

19.5 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Concrete

Seaside Promenade

1.5 mi
State: OR
Concrete

Springwater Corridor

21.5 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Terwilliger Trail

5.9 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Tetherow Trail

3.2 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

Warrenton Waterfront Trail

4.7 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Waterfront Bike Path

1.5 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Westside Trail

8.1 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Willamette River Trail

3.23 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Dirt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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
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 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 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
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
On the east end of Bend, a short trail winds along Big Sky Park and Sports Complex. The natural-surface trail runs through an open area and has plentiful nearby amenities, including parking, portable...
OR 0.9 mi Dirt, Gravel
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
COCC Shevlin Park Trail parallels Shevlin Park Road on a northwest course for nearly 2 miles. It brings trail-goers from northern Bend to Shevlin Park, which offers more than 600 acres of largely...
OR 1.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
Cascade Highlands Trail runs just over 4 miles from Bend's west side towards Deschutes National Forest. It begins as a paved trail in a residential neighborhood and becomes a natural-surface pathway...
OR 4.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt
Cazadero Trail is currently completed in two disconnected segments that total just over 4 miles in the southeastern outskirts of Portland. In the future, the rail-trail is planned to stretch farther...
OR 4.4 mi Gravel
The Central Ashland Bikepath is a paved trail that runs alongside the active Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad. It stretches from Tolman Creek Road to 6th Street, passing through Garfield Park and...
OR 1.8 mi Asphalt
Central Oregon Canal Trail offers 3 miles of trail on the southern end of Bend. A good place to begin your journey is Woodriver Park on the southern banks of the Deschutes River. A connection to the...
OR 3.4 mi Concrete, Dirt, Gravel
The Circle to Harrison Multi-Modal Path, as its name implies, links the bike lane on NW Harrison Boulevard with NW Circle Boulevard. The trail is a short scenic route in northwestern Corvallis, just...
OR 1 mi Asphalt
Although only about a mile long, the Colorado Trail runs between two trails with connections to well-loved outdoor experiences in the central Oregon city of Bend. From its northern end, you can...
OR 1.2 mi Asphalt
The Columbia River Heritage Trail parallels the scenic waterway in the rural community of Boardman in northeastern Oregon. The trail's 3-mile off-road portion is described here, though trail-goers can...
OR 3 mi Asphalt
The Columbia Slough Trail follows its namesake waterway on the northern end of Portland. Although there are currently gaps in the trail, it will one day follow the entire length of the narrow 19-mile...
OR 4.3 mi Asphalt
The Corvallis-Philomath Multi-Modal Path provides an important link between the towns of Corvallis and Philomath, connecting neighborhoods, schools and several parks along the way. The scenic trail...
OR 4.9 mi Asphalt
The paved Coyner Trail runs for about a mile between two community parks, both about 20 acres. On the southern end is Ponderosa Park, where there are sports fields, a skate park, restrooms, and...
OR 1 mi Asphalt
Accordion
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,...
OR 25.8 mi Gravel
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
Deschutes River Trail meanders over 12 miles through the heart of Bend in central Oregon. Most of the trail follows the river for which it’s named, providing terrific views and recreational...
OR 12.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Gravel
Much of Redmond's Dry Canyon Trail runs through a gentle valley, which becomes a deep coulee as the trail traverses north. The flat, paved pathway is lined with groves of juniper trees and tall...
OR 4 mi Asphalt
On the eastern end of Bend, lies the short East Bend Canal Trail. It begins in a residential area and offers access to a small community park called Gardenside, which has a picnic shelter,...
OR 1 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Gravel
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 Fern Ridge Path winds through western Eugene along Amazon Creek for most of its length. The western portion of the trail offers native prairie, wetlands and wildlife viewing, while the eastern...
OR 7.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Gresham Fairview Trail is a north–south corridor that will one day link Portland's 40-Mile Loop Trail (Marine Drive section) with the Springwater Trail's section through Gresham. As of spring...
OR 3.3 mi Asphalt
Haul Road Trail begins just east of the popular Skyline Sports Complex and continues for 3 miles southwest along Century Drive. The trail ends at the eastern border of Willamette National...
OR 2.9 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel
The Highway 26 Bike Path is a paved commuter route in west Portland that parallels its namesake roadway (also known as Sunset Highway). A small segment is located in a busy shopping area of the...
OR 2.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The 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...
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...
OR 18.5 mi Asphalt
The I-5 Trail is available in two disconnected segments that are roughly equivalent in size with each being about 2 miles long. The northern segment begins in Roseburg’s busy shopping area along...
OR 4.1 mi Asphalt
The I-84 Bike Path begins at the I-84 intersection with Fairview Parkway and continues west along the interstate for nearly 5 miles. A fence and concrete barrier separate trail-goers from traffic....
OR 4.9 mi Concrete
The 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
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
Larkspur Trail winds for nearly four miles along the east side of Bend, connecting several parks and Pilot Butte Middle School. The northern half of the trail, which is paved, begins in Stover Park...
OR 3.7 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The Leo Adler Memorial Parkway offers a paved route of nearly 3 miles through the residential neighborhoods of Baker City in eastern Oregon. The trail begins downtown and heads north along the...
OR 2.6 mi Asphalt
This segment of the historic Lewis and Clark Trail traverses cliffs perched above the Columbia River in the Oregon desert. The fairly flat trail, steep and sandy in sections, gathers the rural...
OR 7.3 mi Gravel
Although the Lithia Park Trail is short (just 0.5 mile), the park itself has rich history and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1892 the Chautauqua Association brought...
OR 0.5 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...
OR 1.8 mi Concrete
Marine Drive Trail follows its namesake roadway along the south shore of the Columbia River. You'll often find you're just feet from the river and can enjoy lovely views of the water, boats and...
OR 17.6 mi Asphalt
The 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
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 Pendleton River Parkway closely follows the south bank of the Umatilla River along the levee. Travelers can enjoy several parks and city landmarks just off the trail, and glimpses of the many...
OR 2.5 mi Asphalt
As its name implies, the Peninsula Crossing Trail cuts through a peninsula between the Willamette and Columbia Rivers in northern Portland. The tree-lined trail traverses urban neighborhoods and...
OR 5.1 mi Asphalt
The Pine Nursery Park Trail is a nearly 2 mile paved loop that meanders through a juniper forest and 158 acre community park. The trail offers vistas of the Three Sisters mountain peaks, Pilot Butte...
OR 1.9 mi Asphalt
The Riverfront Park Trail provides a beautiful escape not far from the busy shopping, dining and entertainment district of downtown Corvallis. The trail winds through Riverfront Commemorative Park, a...
OR 1.05 mi Asphalt
Salem's Riverfront Trail begins in Riverfront Park on the east bank of the Willamette River. The park offers expansive views of the river and contains two unique features: a carousel with beautiful...
OR 1.1 mi Asphalt
The Riverfront Trail at the Dalles is a scenic paved pathway along the Columbia River from the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center parking lot east to The Dalles Dam. There are a lot of interesting things...
OR 9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 Rogue River Greenway begins in the southwestern Oregon town of Rogue River. From the south end of town, the scenic, well-shaded trail heads southeast along the northern bank of the river for...
OR 3.9 mi Asphalt
The nearly 2-mile Rosa Parks Path shares a corridor with Springfield's bus rapid transit system known as Emerald Express (EmX). The trail runs adjacent to the BRT lanes, which are limited to bus...
OR 1.78 mi Asphalt
Surrounded by mountains and resting along the banks of the South Umpqua River, Roseburg is truly a beautiful city. Like a string of green beads on a necklace, a trail system forms a figure-eight loop...
OR 5.1 mi Asphalt
The Row River Trail is part of the Covered Bridges Scenic Bikeway. Small-town charm, a lake at the foot of the Cascades, and a mostly flat path escort you past Dorena Dam and historic covered bridges....
OR 17 mi Asphalt
The Ruth Bascom Riverbank Trail System (or Path System) is a collection of interconnected trails lining the Willamette River in Eugene. The trails run on both sides of the river, weaving through...
OR 19.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 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 Sumpter Valley Interpretive Trail is a short hiking trail open on a portion of the historic Sumpter Valley Railway, which once linked Prairie City with Baker City. The trail, located approximately...
OR 0.25 mi Dirt
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 paved Tetherow Trail winds for 3 miles in southwestern Bend towards the Willamette National Forest. It begins just west of the popular Skyline Sports Complex, parallels Metolious Drive, then loops...
OR 3.2 mi Asphalt
Tilikum Crossing, also known as the Bridge of the People, spans 1,720 feet across the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. The bridge was designed primarily for the MAX Orange Line light rail, but...
OR 0.6 mi Concrete
The Trolley Trail follows the Portland Traction Company's Oregon City Line streetcar right-of-way, serving Portland’s metro area, that ran between Milwaukie and Gladstone from 1893 until...
OR 6 mi Asphalt
The Eastbank Esplanade traces Portland's Willamette River from the Steel Bridge on the north end to SE Caruthers Street on the south end. The trail is named for former Portland mayor Vera Katz, who...
OR 1.7 mi Asphalt
The 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 Waterfront Bike Path follows the Willamette River in downtown Portland from the Marquam Bridge north to the Steel Bridge. Although short, the trail offers scenic views of the city skyline and...
OR 1.5 mi Asphalt
The developing Westside Trail in Portland's western suburbs will be a 25-mile paved, multi-use path between the Willamette River to the north and the Tualatin River to the south. Currently, 8 miles...
OR 8.1 mi Asphalt
The Willamette River Trail is actually a collection of paved and natural-surfaced trails through Willamette Park and the Crystal Lake Sports Fields in Corvallis. As the name suggests, most of the...
OR 3.23 mi Asphalt, Dirt

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Recent Trail Reviews

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

Accordion

Springwater Corridor

Nice Views, Lots of Construction and homeless camps

October, 2018 by webauthor63

I rented my ride at Pedal Bike Tours. Very friendly and helpful staff. I was told there was a large section of the trail closed for construction. Super helpful salesman mapped a route for me to avoid it. After getting a little lost, I got on the right track and enjoyed the urban part of the trail. In the countryside there were homeless camps and lots of trash. Oregonians are friendly and tolerant. Need I say more.

Cazadero Trail

Enjoyed Running

September, 2018 by brighambaird

I have run from the Eagle Creek trestle to Suttle Road and back and then today I ran from Barton to the Eagle Creek trestle connecting the two trails by way of highway 224. I look forward adding the leg from Boring to Barton. I too wished the gaps were filled in but if I can find work arounds then I will. I can’t wait until the trail goes all the way to Estacada.

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

Trail deteriorating fast and shares logging access...

September, 2018 by appleeducator

I was very excited about this trail last year when I first discovered it. That Fall, I attempted to ride and wiped out on one of the many slippery bridges. This summer I was back and astonished at how much the asphalt in many areas is rutting, crumbling, and breaking apart. I mean really dangerous! The Stubbs Stewart section is in great shape however. But what really turned me off, is the aggressive logging and clear cutting taking place along many sections of the trail. The logging vehicles even share the trail. I bike rails to trails like this to get away from these sad destructive scenes, but no longer can you on this trail - it is in the Oregon culture as one native told me. I will not be coming back!

Row River Trail

FYI Trail under repair

September, 2018 by jer63jan

My husband and I rode this trail recently from Cottage Grove to about the 7 mile marker, but at that point the trail was closed due to a very large sink hole further on. We could have gone on the road for approximately 2 miles and then returned to the trail, but chose not to do so because the road is used by logging trucks. This was disappointing because the trail is beautiful and in very well maintained.

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

Won’t be back until maintenance is done

September, 2018 by fourringspdx

Used to ride this trail very regularly but no more. The past couple years it’s seen a serious decline. Very rough, rutted and bumpy. How do you acquire potholes in a bike/walking trail?!?

Cazadero Trail

Not very rewarding

August, 2018 by mattoleriver

This is an odd trail. It runs from Barton to the Eagle Creek trestle with large gaps (no trail) in between. Even without the gaps it essentially goes from nowhere to nowhere all with the sound of highway traffic in the background. This could be a nice and useful trail if the gaps were eliminated and if the trail continued into Estacada.
I use this trail because it is in my neighborhood but I would not recommend it to anybody who has to travel to the trailhead.

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

In need of repair!

August, 2018 by jdunlop58

It has been a couple of years since I hit this trail with my road bike and I was pretty amazed and a little disappointed at the lack of maintenance. It is a beautiful trail with fairly easy grades and nice shade. I did the entire length of 42 miles from Banks to Vernonia and back, approximately 2 1/2 hours. The issue is the heaving of asphalt which on a road bike is jarring, to the point of being dangerous if you are in the shade and don't see it coming. On a fat tire bike, not so much. Again, it could be a great trail, but the state or whoever is responsible needs to spend a dime, i.e., our tax dollars, and get it in better shape. Thank you!

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

Check it off my trial list

August, 2018 by wyattrj

Did the entire trail in one ride starting in Banks on a hot day, so all the trees were nice. As mentioned the trail starts a steady incline at about 5 miles and continues for the next 7 or so. Pretty rough in a number of places. The bridges mentioned in the trail description are pretty much all a couple inches higher than the trail which means a pretty sizeable bump up/down. The bad spots are marked with orange paint but you need to pay attention. I found the Stubbs State Park to be pretty easy to miss, could be because you need to climb another hill to get up to it and I wasn't that motivated by that point. The downhill section on the return trip to banks was great, but with the rough trail and bridges pay attention. Overall I am not a big fan.

Central Oregon Canal Trail

Access issues

May, 2018 by cassans

The Central Oregon Canal Trail is a great start, but it needs some work. I am new to the area and was excited to get out and explore the local trails. As I was biking along, I came to sections of trails with big signs saying "No Trespassing." A canal trail continues farther but the signs say that you can be fined or put in jail because Nottingham Square owns that section of trail. Nottingham Square seems pretentious, and I hope that Bend Parks and Rec can work this out to make a contiguous trail for people.

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