Trailhead Elevation: 16 ft
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Take Highway 30 from Portland to Astoria. The trail can be accessed all along the city waterfront. Parking is available at Portway Street at the Port of Astoria facilities just east of the Longview Bridge on-ramp, at the Maritime Museum and along nearby city streets. This is a great ride for anyone who enjoys the waterfront and coast. It passes by restaurants, taverns, shops and businesses on the shore side while providing constant river views on the water side. It is suitable for all skill levels and will accommodate wheelchairs. During nice days and the tourist season, the trail can be busy with bicycle and foot traffic from people enjoying the ambiance and views. The walkway is paved with asphalt and wooden rail trestles. Keep a sharp eye out when using the wooden trestles. There is space beside the rails that can catch your wheels, and during weekends and summer you will be sharing the roadway with the city’s antique trolley.
This trail appears in Best Rail Trails Pacific Northwest by Natalie Bartley