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    Go on a beautiful bike ride with your dog and the family!

    Special Interest: BikingGreat OutdoorsHikingRunningSportsSports - FitnessSports - PullSports - WinterWalking

    The Banks-Vernonia Trail is a paved, multi-use 21 mile trail outside Portland, Oregon.Bike past lush forests of Douglas firs and cedars while crossing bridges and wooden trestles that let you take in the serene beauty of the area. Pedestrians, leashed dogs, horses and non-motorized vehicles are permitted on the trail. Horses will be on certain sections of the trail.

    Banks-Vernonia Quick Links
    Pawtivity Listing: Essential info & tips for dog owners. Link
    Website: Link
    Maps & Access: Map
    Start: Banks, OR 45.622113, -123.114080 Map
    End: Vernonia, OR 45.856295, -123.194000 Map
    Terrain: Paved, Boardwalk / Trestle
    Elevation: Relatively Flight, Slight Incline, Small 11% Grade in Tophill
    Dog Policy: Dogs must be on leash (6ft). Info
    Motor Vehicles: Not Allowed

    There are 6 access points with parking along the trail from Banks, Manning, Buxton, Tophill, Beaver Creek, and Vernonia. The Oregon State Park provides a printable map with parking information.

    The Banks-Vernonia Trail is open year-round, however day-use hours vary by season. The park is open at the following times:
    Summer May 1 – Sep 1: 7am-9pm
    Fall Sep 2 – Nov 2: 7am-7pm
    Winter Nov 3 – Mar 8: 7am-5pm
    Spring Mar 9 – Apr 30: 7am-7pm

    Interested in camping? Reserve a campsite at Stub Stewart State Park or Vernonia Lake (http://www.vernonia-or.gov/Recreation/parkdetail.asp?id=7).

    The Banks-Vernonia Trail starts and ends at:

    Banks, OR
    GPS Coordinates 45.622113, -123.114080 Map
    NW Banks Rd. & NW Sellars Rd.

    Vernonia Lake City Park
    1001 E Bridge St
    Vernonia, OR 97064
    GPS Coordinates 45.856295, -123.194000 Map
    The trail loops around Vernonia Lake.


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    Location: Banks | Vernonia | Manning | Buxton | Tophill | Beaver Creek | Oregon
    Activities: Walking, Biking, Mountain Biking, Running, Snowshoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, Sports – Winter, Fat Tire Biking

    Items Needed: Bike, Bike Helmet, Bike Repair Kit, Bike Attachment or Springer, Non-Tangling Lead, Body Harness, Water, First Aid, Reflective Tape or Gear, Poop Bags, Other Appropriate Gear

    Safety: Please consult your vet on running with your dog, especially if you have a puppy. Pay attention to your dog's abilities and start slow. Never run when it is too hot or cold outside. And don't forget to check the paws!

    You will share the road with pedestrians, especially near Stub Stewart State Park and Vernonia Lake. Please pay attention the to the road and walk your bike when necessary.

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