Banks-Vernonia State Trail

Vernonia, Oregon 97064

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

Banks-Vernonia State Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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 Railway—hauled timber from mills in Vernonia and Keasey to Portland beginning in the 1920s until 1957.

For five years during the 1960s, the line was used for passenger excursions. Oregon Parks and Recreation gained official ownership of the right-of-way in 1990. The gentle grade (in all but one area) provides beautiful scenes of the Coast Range from forested hills, as well as access to side trails displaying railroad relics and to a number of rivers and creeks."

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Trail Information

Vernonia
Nearby City
Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
21
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Asphalt
Surface
Easy
Skill Level
Year-round
Season
Skating, Fishing
Additional Use

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Jul 2018