Reach The Beach Training Ride: Banks to Vernonia, Hagg Lake
Distance 42/45/94/105 miles (many other variations available). The Banks to Vernonia Linear Trail out and back option is 42 miles. Includes one short steep hill for a Level B rating. Banks to Hagg Lake option 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). 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. Shorter group option also offered at about 12-13 mph on the flats. Longer, non-group option 15-17 mph on the flats.
Banks Trailhead Banks-Vernonia State Trail, Banks-Vernonia State Trail, Banks, OR 97106, USA
West on US 26 and OR 6 to Banks. Trailhead on the north end of town.