6 Scenic Rail Trails In Oregon That Are Downright Picture Perfect

A century ago, railroads were the most popular way to transport timber and travelers around the state of Oregon. Railways stretched across the state and made life easier for the average Oregonian. Today, the railroad may no longer be king, but the paths it carved through Oregon remain and are being put to use in the most magical way.

A rail trail is the conversion of a disused railway track into a multi-use path, typically for walking and bike riding. The characteristics of abandoned railways—flat, long, frequently running through historical areas—make them the perfect destination for a leisurely stroll or bike ride. With more than 300 miles of rail trails in the Beaver State, there are plenty of picture perfect trails to explore. Here are six:

More information on all of these trails can be found on the Trail Link website.

Have you embarked on any of Oregon’s rail trails? Which one is your favorite? Share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comments below.

For more stunning hiking trails in the Beaver State, check out our previous article: This Otherworldly Lava Tube Hike In Oregon Will Take You On An Adventure Of A Lifetime.