Best Rail-Trails in Oregon

This list represents the most popular rail-trails in Oregon. Use this list to plan your next Oregon rail-trails trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Deschutes River Trail


Take a scenic desert tour in a canyon above the Deschutes River. Visit the Columbia Gorge, Hood River, Goldendale, and the Dalles, and you’ve got an aesthetic, tasty, and interesting weekend. The cany…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Dalles, OR - Birding, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails - 18 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#2. Banks-Vernonia State Trail


The Banks-Vernonia Trail stretches through the hills east of the Coast Mountains. It’s 35 miles west of Portland, and 52 miles east of the coastal town of Seaside. Both trail endpoints—at Banks and at…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Banks, OR - Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running - 21 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#3. Astoria Riverwalk


Portland’s beach resort town of the early 1900s sits on the north-western tip of Oregon, where the Columbia River empties into the Pacific Ocean. Lewis and Clark’s 8,000-mile trek in search of the Nor…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Astoria, OR - Birding, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails - 5.1 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#4. OC&E–Woods Line State Trail by Klamath Rails-to-Trails Group


Explore the 98-mile OC&E–Woods Line State Trail for its solitude and panoramic views. Walkers, joggers, cyclists, equestrians, skateboarders, and other nonmotorized travelers have one thing in common…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Klamath Falls, OR - Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Trail Running - 98 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#5. Row River Trail


This abandoned railroad line left us five Howe truss bridges and twenty-three pile trestles to cross. Ospreys and eagles, a small town, covered bridges, and prairie wildflowers will delight you as you…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Cottage Grove, OR - Fishing, Horseback Riding, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Walking - 15.6 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#6. Springwater Corridor


The Springwater Corridor is the major southeast section of a system of nature trails encircling Portland. Ride, walk, or skate the trail to enjoy parks, botanical gardens, and wetlands—not to mention…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Portland, OR - Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running - 16.5 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#7. Lake Wallula Scenic River Hiking Trail (Hat Rock Scenic Corridor)


Umatilla, Oregon, is a rural desert community at the southern tip of the I–82 bridge across the Columbia River. It connects the Yakima Valley wine country of Washington to Oregon. The historic trail b…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Umatilla, OR - Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails - 4.9 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#8. Banks-Vernonia State Trail


The paved Banks-Vernonia State Trail stretches through the foothills on the east side of the Oregon Coast Range, 35 miles west of Portland and 52 miles east of the coastal town of Seaside. At the nort…
From the guidebook "Best Rail Trails: Pacific Northwest"
Vernonia, OR - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running - 21 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#9. Astoria Riverwalk


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…
From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Washington & Oregon"
Astoria, OR - Rail-Trails - 6.4 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#10. Banks-Vernonia State Trail


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 and Seattle Rai…
From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Washington & Oregon"
Vernonia, OR - Rail-Trails - 21 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#11. Deschutes River Railbed Trail


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 Sce…
From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Washington & Oregon"
The Dalles, OR - Rail-Trails - 17 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#12. I-205 Multi-Use Path


The I-205 Multi-Use Path spans 18.5 miles through five cities and 15 neighborhoods along I-205 and the TriMet MAX Green Line light rail service. In addition, it joins with the 21.5-mile Springwater Co…
From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Washington & Oregon"
Maywood Park, OR - Rail-Trails - 18.5 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#13. Lewis and Clark Commemorative Trail


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 treasur…
From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Washington & Oregon"
Hermiston, OR - Rail-Trails - 7.3 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#14. OC&E Woods Line State Trail


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 t…
From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Washington & Oregon"
Klamath Falls, OR - Rail-Trails - 109.9 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#15. Row River Trail


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.…
From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Washington & Oregon"
Cottage Grove, OR - Rail-Trails - 17 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#16. Springwater Corridor


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 visionar…
From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Washington & Oregon"
Portland, OR - Rail-Trails - 21.5 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#17. Trolley Trail


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 1968.…
From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Washington & Oregon"
Milwaukie, OR - Rail-Trails - 6 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#18. Springwater Corridor


Portland, Oregon, is a cyclist’s dream, with a seemingly endless network of trails that travel throughout the city and into the suburbs. Of the many options, one of the most popular routes is the 21.5…
From the guidebook "Rail-Trail Hall of Fame"
Portland, OR - Rail-Trails - 21.5 miles
Published by Wilderness Press