Banks, Oregon in the Tualatin Valley

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Banks, Oregon, is the Gateway to Outdoor Adventure

The city of Banks is located on Highway 26, en route to/from the Oregon Coast. With a population nearing 1,900, this small city is known for its superb outdoor recreation.

Banks marks the start of the Banks-Vernonia State Trail, a 21-mile linear trail open to cyclists, hikers and horseback riders. This popular path was the state’s first rail-to-trail project and remains one of the most popular multi-use paths in the region.

Banks is the gateway to the Oregon Coast. It’s less than a 45-minute drive to the pristine beaches and the refreshing Pacific Ocean.

Less than a 45-minute drive to the beaches of the Oregon Coast, this agricultural community radiates with small-town charm, and the friendly hospitality of its residents can be found at the area’s u-pick farms and farmers market.

Want to learn more about the city of Banks? Visit the Banks Chamber of Commerce or the City of Banks.

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Banks-Vernonia State Trail

The 21-mile Banks-Vernonia State Trail starts in Banks. This is the first rail-to-trail path in Oregon, and is ideal for cyclists, hikers and horseback riders. Don't have a bicycle? Not to worry, you can rent a single-rider or tandem bicycle at the Banks trailhead.

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Blue Jay's Family Restaurant

Blue Jay's Restaurant is a perfect spot for fueling up before a ride or relaxing after one, and cyclists will appreciate the ample bike parking for this family-style restaurant nearby.

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L.L. Stub Stewart Park

Not far from the city of Banks is L.L. Stub Stewart State Park, a popular spot for tent, hike-in and RV camping.

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The Weekender: Banks (and Forest Grove, Too)

The small city of Banks (population nearing 1,900) is the gateway to the Oregon Coast, and is known for its superb outdoor recreation. This weekend, grab your cycling shoes for a ride of a lifetime.

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