New signage and trailheads connect Crown Z and Banks-Vernonia trails

New trailheads at Holce and near Anderson Park in Vernonia. All photos by Dale Latham. At long last, two of Oregon’s best cycling trails have been connected. Earlier this month, crews and volunteers from the City of Vernonia and Columbia County quietly filled the final gap that remained between the end of the Crown Z … Read more

Banks-Vernonia Trail gets ‘Project of the Year’ honors, continues to impress

Sign outside the trailhead in Banks.(Photo © J. Maus) Recent work to complete the Banks-Vernonia Trail continues to reap benefits for Washington County. It’s been one year since the 26 mile linear path was fully completed and it has quickly become a magnet that’s attracting both riders and official recognition. Back in May, the trail … Read more

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

Banks-Vernonia Trail wins tourism industry award

Tourism draw.(Photo: Evan Ross/Portland Bicycle Tours) Travel Portland has announced that the Banks-Vernonia Trail is a recipient of a 2011 Tourism and Hospitality Industry Award. Travel Portland recognized the trail with a “President’s Award,” for, “creating a new opportunity for our visitors to experience the natural beauty that is so accessible from Portland.” The trail … Read more