Follow This Abandoned Railroad Trail For One Of The Most Unique Hikes In Oregon

Oregon’s rail trails are the best way to explore large parts of the Beaver State, whether you travel on bike or on foot. The Banks-Vernonia State Trail stretches for 20 miles through some of the state’s most charming rural landscapes, and you can choose your favorite section to hike.

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For detailed information about each section of this rail trail, visit the OregonHikers website and check out the Banks-Vernonia Traverse Hike page.

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If you’d like to hike another of Oregon’s rail trails, you should check out the Row River Trail.