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Hillsboro – Vernonia – Scappoose Loop

  • Length:
    81.8 miles
  • Difficulty:
    Extreme
  • Nearby Cities:
    Hillsboro, North Plains, Portland, Cornelius, Forest Grove
  • Region:
    Greater Portland
  • Attributes:
    Urban/Rural Mix, Wildlife Views

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Directions

These maps and directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, or other events may cause road conditions to differ from the map results. For travel options, weather and road conditions, visit tripcheck.com, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941.

Start north on Quince St 0.4 miles (686 meters)
Turn right onto NW Martin Rd 1.8 miles (2840 meters)
Keep right at the fork 512 feet (156 meters)
Slight right to stay on NW Verboort Rd 0.4 miles (708 meters)
At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto NW Cornelius Schefflin Rd 1.3 miles (2057 meters)
Turn left on NW Roy Rd 0.9 miles (1478 meters)
Head west on NW Roy Rd 2 miles (3210 meters)
Continue northwest on NW Wilkesboro Rd 2.2 miles (3508 meters)
Continue northwest on OR-47 N/Nehalem Hwy 1.6 miles (2590 meters)
Turn left onto Banks-Vernonia State Trail 0.9 miles (1472 meters)
Slight right onto NW Crossman Pl 141 feet (43 meters)
Slight left onto Banks-Vernonia State Trail 3.6 miles (5728 meters)
Slight left onto NW Pongratz Rd 0.9 miles (1414 meters)
Turn right onto NW Fisher Rd 0.2 miles (272 meters)
Turn left onto NW McPherson Rd 328 feet (100 meters)
Turn right onto NW Pond Rd 387 feet (118 meters)
Turn left onto NW Fisher Rd 0.2 miles (393 meters)
Turn right on OR-47 N/Nehalem Hwy 0.8 miles (1226 meters)
Head north on OR-47 N/Nehalem Hwy 1.8 miles (2821 meters)
Turn left onto NW Nowakowski Rd (signs for Scofield Rd) 2.2 miles (3493 meters)
Turn left onto Banks-Vernonia State Trail 7.9 miles (12679 meters)
Turn right onto Adams Rd 49 feet (15 meters)
Turn left onto Banks-Vernonia State Trail 0.8 miles (1284 meters)
Turn left toward OR-47 N/Nehalem Hwy S 56 feet (17 meters)
Turn right on OR-47 N/Nehalem Hwy S 0.4 miles (717 meters)
Head north on OR-47 N/Nehalem Hwy S 0.1 miles (215 meters)
Turn right onto Lone Pine Rd 56 feet (17 meters)
Turn left onto Banks-Vernonia State Trail 0.5 miles (751 meters)
Continue onto Anderson Park 0.4 miles (641 meters)
Turn left onto California Ave 502 feet (153 meters)
Turn right onto E Bridge St 0.7 miles (1179 meters)
Continue north on OR-47 N/Nehalem Hwy N 4.1 miles (6665 meters)
Head south on Scappoose Vernonia Hwy 3.1 miles (5019 meters)
Turn right onto Columbia Forest Rd 2.5 miles (4022 meters)
Turn right at Hawkins Rd 131 feet (40 meters)
Turn left onto Scappoose Vernonia Hwy 3 miles (4845 meters)
Turn right toward Crown Zellerbach Rd/Crown Zellerbach Logging Rd 236 feet (72 meters)
Slight left onto Crown Zellerbach Rd/Crown Zellerbach Logging Rd 5.3 miles (8500 meters)
Turn right on Scappoose Vernonia Hwy 2.9 miles (4661 meters)
Continue south on Scappoose Vernonia Hwy 1.1 miles (1775 meters)
Slight left onto W Lane Rd/Wikstrom Rd 95 feet (29 meters)
Slight right onto Crown Zellerbach Rd/Crown Zellerbach Logging Rd 1.5 miles (2387 meters)
Turn right onto Thornton Dr 49 feet (15 meters)
Turn left onto Scappoose Vernonia Hwy 0.2 miles (354 meters)
Turn right on U.S. 30 E/NW St Helens Rd 3.9 miles (6248 meters)
Continue south on U.S. 30 E/NW St Helens Rd 131 feet (40 meters)
Turn right onto NW Old St Helens Hwy 138 feet (42 meters)
Turn left on Rocky Point Rd 1.6 miles (2509 meters)
Continue west on Rocky Point Rd 1.6 miles (2616 meters)
Turn left onto NW Skyline Blvd 1.7 miles (2810 meters)
Turn right on NW Moreland Rd 0.3 miles (559 meters)
Continue south on NW Moreland Rd 2.7 miles (4375 meters)
Continue onto NW Solberger Rd 0.9 miles (1471 meters)
Turn left to stay on NW Solberger Rd 154 feet (47 meters)
Turn right on NW Mason Hill Rd 0.5 miles (757 meters)
Head south on NW Mason Hill Rd 1.9 miles (3132 meters)
Continue south on NW Jackson School Rd 2.9 miles (4615 meters)
Turn right onto NW Scotch Church Rd 1.7 miles (2689 meters)
Head west on NW Zion Church Rd 2 miles (3251 meters)
Keep right at the fork 1.6 miles (2641 meters)
Slight right to stay on NW Verboort Rd 0.4 miles (700 meters)
At the traffic circle, exit onto NW Martin Rd 1.9 miles (3117 meters)

This giant loop will take you through just about every kind of terrain – the open, rolling plains near the start/finish, the winding forest roads to Vernonia and Scappoose, over the big ridge to Skyline Road, and then down into the Tualatin Valley and back to the finish.

A major note: This route is even more fun if you can take the Banks-Vernonia Linear Trail through Stub Stewart Park. Google Maps won’t recognize the path, so this page’s map shows the highway. But if you can handle some hard-packed dirt/gravel, it’s a much more interesting and safe way to get from Banks to Vernonia.

Also, if you and your bike are feeling particularly rugged, you can follow the CZ Trail from just outside Verninia to Scappoose. In Vernonia, after you’ve gone through town, crossed the river and headed north, look for E. Knott St. on your right and take it to the trail. This trail has a steep climb.

Motorized Vehicle Traffic: Moderate to heavy

Seasons: All

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