Banks-Vernonia State Park Trail

Manning, Oregon

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A fun ride located just a quick 30-minute drive west of Portland, this tour consists of an easy 21-mile biking, hiking, and equestrian route, which follows the old railway line from the city of Banks to the city of Vernonia. The route climbs a gentle grade, which winds through a mixed deciduous and fir forest before crossing a series of bubbling creeks. One of the trail’s great highlights is the 80-foot-high, 600-foot-long Buxton train trestle. Trail surface: Gravel road, paved road, paved trail.
Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon

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Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon

by Lizann Dunegan (Falcon Guides)

A fun ride located just a quick 30-minute drive west of Portland, this tour consists of an easy 21-mile biking, hiking, and equestrian route, which follows the old railway line from the city of Banks to the city of Vernonia.

The route climbs a gentle grade, which winds through a mixed deciduous and fir forest before crossing a series of bubbling creeks. One of the trail’s great highlights is the 80-foot-high, 600-foot-long Buxton train trestle. Trail surface: Gravel road, paved road, paved trail.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Manning
Distance: 14.6
Elevation Gain: 900 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Season: Year-round; best May through October
Trailhead Elevation: 400 feet
Top Elevation: 1,000 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Oregon Parks and Recreation
Driving Directions: Directions to Banks-Vernonia State Park Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

6/8/2007
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This was a comfortable ride as the parts that I went on were paved. part just recently. I rode from Buxton Trail head to the road that will take you to STUB STEWART STATE PARK. set to open in July 07. that was about three miles and it was on fresh paved trail. I also rode the the other way from buxton trail head. it was also paved for the most part except for the part that goes down the by the old railroad trestle. That was about a mile and a half one way. The scenerey was very comforting. ferns and trees. It would probably be a nice family ride, just remember that in most cases you will be going either up or down a gentle grade for a considerable distance IE pick your first direction so that you are going up so the ride back will be fun. There will also probably be horses at least there were a few when I went, go slow by them so you don't scare them.


2/5/2003
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I think that this trail should only be ridden by experts. The reason is that that the trail is over grown and there are very large thor bushes that will shred you legs. I had to spend two weeks in the hosptal recovering from my injuries. THIS TRAIL SUCKED ASS!!!!!!!!



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May 2018