Banks-Vernonia State Trail

Buxton, Oregon

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A wide gravel multi-use trail that travels through a second-growth Douglas fir forest. You’ll enjoy the smooth graded surface on this 20-mile multi-use trail that travels through a serene forest canopy. The route described here is a 4-mile out-and-back section of this trail. However, from the Buxton Trailhead you have the option of heading 14 miles north or 6 miles south as the trail follows the old rail line. This easy track gives you the freedom to go on a slow afternoon ramble or an ambitious marathon. You’ll share the trail with mountain bikers, equestrians, and hikers—but more than likely you’ll have the trail all to yourself.
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Trail Running Oregon

by Lizann Dunegan (Falcon Guides)

A wide gravel multi-use trail that travels through a second-growth Douglas fir forest. You’ll enjoy the smooth graded surface on this 20-mile multi-use trail that travels through a serene forest canopy.

The route described here is a 4-mile out-and-back section of this trail. However, from the Buxton Trailhead you have the option of heading 14 miles north or 6 miles south as the trail follows the old rail line. This easy track gives you the freedom to go on a slow afternoon ramble or an ambitious marathon. You’ll share the trail with mountain bikers, equestrians, and hikers—but more than likely you’ll have the trail all to yourself.

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Activity Type: Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Buxton
Length: 4
Elevation Gain: 210 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 30 to 40 minutes
Season: Year-round (can be muddy in winter)
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Oregon State Parks and Recreation
Local Maps: DeLorme: Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer; USGS Buxton
Topo Map: Banks-Vernonia State Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: Trail Running Oregon Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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