Banks-Vernonia Trail for the “Weekend Rider”
From the trailhead in Banks, we will ride north to the end of the trail in Vernonia. This rails-to-trails multi-use path is fully paved with mostly gentle grades, except for one short, very steep section near milepost 12. After a lunch stop at Black Iron Grill in Vernonia, we will back-track to Banks. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early and remember that we "fall back" for daylight savings on Sunday – ride leaves promptly at the time listed. While this is listed as a non-group ride, group options will be available. Bring bike lights, as the path may have limited visibility in a few areas. Note: Ride will be canceled if there is a significant chance of inclement weather – if there is any doubt please contact the ride leader. A Trail Brochure w/map is available from the Oregon State Parks website: https://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPubs&parkId=104 Driving directions from Portland: take Hwy 26 (Sunset Hwy) west to the Hwy 6 junction. Bear left onto Hwy 6 towards Banks/Tillamook and in about two miles turn right (north) onto Hwy 47 towards Banks/Forest Grove. The trailhead parking lot is about one mile north on right at the intersection of NW Banks & NW Sellers Roads.
42425 NW Banks Rd, Banks, OR 97106, USA