Originally uploaded by nojam75.
Scott and I loaded the bikes and drove out to Vernonia, OR, today. Finding the beginning of the trailhead in Vernonia was really tricky. We did not find any signs or a designated parking area. We used the directions from the brochure we downloaded from the state's website. However, the directions were not very detailed.
Only the first seven miles of the Banks-Vernonia State Trail from Vernonia are paved, but the 14 miles round trip was plenty. The trail is on a former railway so there were no steep hills. As seen from the photo, the trail cuts through some beautiful wooded areas.
It's a really good first ride trail. However, I'm really out of shape. A grey-haired, retired couple kicked our butts.