PBC Rtb Training Ride 24 – Banks to Vernonia and/or Hagg Lake
Distance 42/45/94/105 miles (many other variations available). Leaves from Banks trailhead of Banks Vernonia Linear Trail. (West on Highway 26 to Banks and the Trailhead for the Linear Trail on the North end of town.) The Banks to Vernonia Linear Trail out and back option is 42 miles.The shorter, slower ride will ride this route. Includes one short steep hill for a Level B rating. Next ride from Banks to Hagg Lake which is 52 miles (round trip) with an 11 mile option around Hagg Lake. A “B” rating is awarded for around the lake (lots of rollers). Ride part or all 3 of these options. All route variations include wonderful rural scenery. Horse etiquette on the Banks Vernonia Trail is to slow for the equestrians and talk to riders (and horses!) asking for their instructions to pass so as not to spook their animal. Non-Group ride. Shorter Group option also offered at about 12-13 mph on the flats. Level B. Longer, non-group option 15-17 mph on the flats.
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Banks-Vernonia State Trail, NW Banks Rd and NW Sellers Rd, Banks, OR
Park and meet at the trailhead parking lot. Additonal parking on the south side of Banks Rd in the gravel lot adjacent the train tracks.