Banks-Vernonia State Trail

Oregon


riding thru the tall trees on the Banks Vernonia bike path.
Uploaded: 10/12/2015
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tall sentinels along the Banks-Vernonia State trail.
Uploaded: 12/26/2014
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cruising over the Buxton Trestle bridge.
Uploaded: 12/26/2014
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Uploaded: 6/27/2014
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We were getting drenched with rain on this ride a couple of weeks ago but seeing this owl certainly made the ride worth the trip. He was big and stately and WATCHING us and all who rode the trail that day.
Uploaded: 4/30/2013
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Late April Sunday ride and no rain!
Uploaded: 4/30/2013
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Taken on a Sunday ride late April 2013
Uploaded: 4/30/2013
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A look over the edge of the trestle... you don't get the appreciation for it unless you stop and look.
Uploaded: 4/17/2013
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Cruising along the trestle just before the angle starts tilting up.
Uploaded: 4/17/2013
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The last 'level' stretch before beginning the long climb up into the Costal Range of mountains. It is an absolutely beautiful ride!
Uploaded: 3/14/2013
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Taking a mid-afternoon break high in the Costal Range.
Uploaded: 3/14/2013
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The lumber from the vast forests was taken up over the Pacific Coast Range of mountains. There are still remains of old wooden trestles hidden away in the dense forest. There are wonderful side paths that one can ride with a mt. bike - not paved...
Uploaded: 3/14/2013
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Switchbacks on the Banks-Vernonia State Trail. Signs recommmend that one walk the bike through them if one is unsure of how much punishment one's brakes will take. We rode it; used mountain gears and heated up the brakes. Did fine...
Uploaded: 3/14/2013
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I do not know what this structure was for....?
Uploaded: 3/14/2013
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An impressive structure, what remains of it. Trees are actually growing inside the structure and local 'artists' try their hand with spray paint. Actually, some are quite good and very creative.
Uploaded: 3/14/2013
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According to some historical records, in the 1920’s, the Oregon-American lumber mill was possibly the largest operation of its kind in the world. Scattered on one side of Vernonia Lake, one may explore some of the old ruins that are left behind.
Uploaded: 3/14/2013
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Down at the Manning Trailhead
Uploaded: 6/4/2012
Lat: 45.66486 Long: -123.16352
On the Buxton Trestle
Uploaded: 6/4/2012
Lat: 45.69762 Long: -123.18244
Rather a sharp turn at any speed.
Uploaded: 6/26/2011
Lat: 45.75940 Long: -123.20091
New switchback at the trailhead
Uploaded: 6/26/2011
Lat: 45.75846 Long: -123.20170
Nice new switchbacks and 10% grade
Uploaded: 6/26/2011
Lat: 45.75754 Long: -123.20129
Nice new trailhead at Banks
Uploaded: 6/21/2011
Lat: 45.62205 Long: -123.11406
End of the trail in Banks
Uploaded: 6/21/2011
Lat: 45.62243 Long: -123.11451
New flushies and water at Banks Trailhead
Uploaded: 6/21/2011
Lat: 45.62205 Long: -123.11406
The Manning Trailhead
Uploaded: 5/1/2011
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Long way down from the Buxton Trestle
Uploaded: 5/1/2011
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Anderson Park in Vernonia = Trail End
Uploaded: 5/1/2011
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Tophill Trestle
Uploaded: 5/1/2011
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The trailhead is getting a surplus Bailey Bridge
Uploaded: 5/1/2011
Lat: 45.81073 Long: -123.23048
I could visualize the skid and fall on the moss below.
Uploaded: 5/1/2011
Lat: 45.81866 Long: -123.23230
You will cross this creek several times
Uploaded: 5/1/2011
Lat: 45.83221 Long: -123.22774
Open for business
Uploaded: 6/27/2009
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Timber trestle - a vanishing breed
Uploaded: 6/21/2009
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The Buxton Trestle on the Banks-Vernonia Trail
Uploaded: 6/21/2009
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The Buxton Trestle on the Banks-Vernonia Trail
Uploaded: 6/21/2009
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It appears that the horseshoe trestle is about to reopen
Uploaded: 8/29/2008
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Uploaded: 10/30/2007
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Uploaded: 10/30/2007
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The trail south to Manning is beautiful with tracks like this.
Uploaded: 5/27/2003
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We started here at the broken trestle at Tophill and tracked 10 miles downhill to Manning.
Uploaded: 5/27/2003
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Views of mountains in the distance, from high filled ridge lines.
Uploaded: 5/27/2003
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Soon you arrive at the barricaded horseshoe trestle. The trail detours down and back up to the other side. Stop here for a moment and marvel at this awesome structure.
Uploaded: 5/27/2003
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