Banks-Vernonia State Trail

Vernonia, Oregon 97064

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

Banks-Vernonia State Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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 north and south ends you’ll travel near the highway. As you approach the middle third of the trail, it leaves the road, climbs into the forested hills, and enters a different world.

Miles of side trails in L. L. “Stub” Stewart State Park create additional options. While on the main trail, look up at two 90-foot-high, 680-foot-long wooden train trestles. Enjoy views of the Oregon Coast Range. Listen for an owl. You might see a fox, an elk, a deer, or a great blue heron."

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Best Hikes with Dogs: Oregon (The Mountaineers Books)
Ellen Morris Bishop
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"The ambitious, 20-mile Banks–Vernonia Trail was the first “rails-to-trails” park in Oregon."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Trail Type
Skill Level
The trail can be used year-round.
Skating, Birding
Additional Use
L. L. “Stub” Stewart State Park
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