CZ Trail (Crown Zellerbach Trail)
Trailhead Elevation: 128 ft
DirectionsGet directions to the trailhead on Google Maps
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We need more urban places to ride, and bike paths for both inexperienced and experienced riders. The CZ trail is a great place to take the children to learn how to ride in a safe environment. The CZ trail is short and mostly flat and offers a great view of wildlife in the Multnomah Channel.
The trail is an old converted rail line. The terrain is slightly downhill from the market to the Multnomah Channel. Part of the trail is paved and part of it is a hard-packed gravel surface. This is an out-and-back trail that is 5.4 miles one way or 10.8 miles out and back. This is an excellent trail to take the family along. This end of the trail is the other end of the Banks to Vernonia Trail. Soon there will be an off road bike path from Scappoose to Banks.
From Portland head north on Hwy. 30 toward Saint Helens. Look for the last light-signal in Scappoose, just past the fire station. Turn left at the light, onto Scappoose-Vernonia Road and follow the signs toward Vernonia. The trailhead is located approximately 2 miles off Hwy. 30 and just across from the Scappoose B&B Market at the corner of Scappoose-Vernonia Road and Sam Blehm Road.