This Abandoned Railway Hike In Oregon Is A Historic Treasure
In the early 1900s, train tracks slashed through many of Oregon’s forests, making it easier to transport lumber out of the wilderness. Today, along the Banks-Vernonia State Trail, the trains are gone, and where once-noisy engines made their way through the landscape, now hikers and cyclists enjoy a quiet, peaceful afternoon.
Learn more about the Banks-Vernonia State Trail on the Oregon State Parks and Recreation website, and for a thorough description of each section of the trail, pop over to the trail’s page on OregonHikers.org. Have you hiked or biked this trail? We’d love to hear about your adventure!
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