Beaver Creek Trailhead, Banks-Vernonia State Trail
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This day-use site accesses the central part of the paved Banks-Vernonia State Trail, via a wooden footbridge that’s wide enough for a wheelchair but steep on one end. Once across the bridge, explore the riparian mixed forest, with an understory of salal and Oregon grape, and willows in the side sloughs. In spring, listen for Pacific-slope Flycatcher and look for Wilson’s and MacGillivray’s Warbler in the understory. Red-breasted Sapsucker and Pileated Woodpecker also occur. A vault toilet is 0.1 mi S of the trailhead along the trail.
MP 62.8 on Hwy 47, 10 mi N of Hwy 26. Park in gravel pullout on E side of highway.