Banks-Vernonia State Trail

Park History

This is the first "rails-to-trails" state park in Oregon. The railway line dates back to the 1920s and was used for logs, lumber, freight and passengers. Owners included the Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway and Burlington Northern. The line was abandoned and rails salvaged in 1973. Right of way was then purchased by the state in 1974 and transferred to OPRD in 1990.

Acreage: 488.79

Annual day-use attendance: 37,361


Banks-Vernonia State Trail FAQ

Day use/Special Events

Wondering what day-use hours are at our trailheads?

Summer - May 1st to September 1st - 7 AM till 9 PM

Fall - September 2nd to November 2nd - 7 AM till 7 PM

Winter - November 3rd thru March 8th - 7 AM till 5 PM

Spring - March 9th thru April 30th - 7 AM till 7 PM


Statewide FAQ

Available via this link