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
What’s it like to ride around Tophill Trestle on the Banks-Vernonia Trail?
Here’s why we need a new bridge at Tophill on the Banks-Vernonia.
State Parks: Do you want a new bike/walk only bridge on the Banks-Vernonia State Trail?
A better crossing now, a new bridge later?
The Ride: Unpaved fun on Banks backroads (photo gallery)
Just beyond Banks awaits a world of backroads possibilities.
The Ride: Columbia County’s Burn Road Loop traces pioneer history
A 40-mile loop with 20 miles of gravel that traces back to Oregon pioneer days? That’s the Burn Road Loop in Vernonia.
Planning starts on west-side path network’s missing link: Hillsboro to Banks
As the metro area’s rugged east side races to build its recreational bike network, the gentler, flatter west side is showing how persistence (and a steady stream of money) can pay off.
Trails, backroads and the charms of Vernonia
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) One of the best things about bicycling in Portland isn’t even in Portland. It’s a small town called Vernonia. Situated a perfect day’s ride from Portland (about 50 miles, or less if you take MAX to HIllsboro), Vernonia is nestled in the woods at the end of about 20 miles of … 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
Family bike camping: Portland to Stub Stewart State Park
Our family flotilla riding the gorgeous farm roads on the outskirts of Hillsboro.(Photos © J. Maus)
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