Guide to Cycling in the Tualatin Valley
The Tualatin Valley boasts many miles of bike paths, allowing for an exciting and invigorating day, weekend or week of discovery. From urban trails connecting cities, to rural paths in the forest, there is no shortage of places to take the road less traveled.
With a little planning and the desire to pedal, your Tualatin Valley bike adventure can also be smooth, scenic and enjoyable. For road biking along paths and streets, outstanding options include the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway, which includes the 21-mile, car-free Banks-Vernonia State Trail. Also popular with cyclists is the loop around Henry Hagg Lake and through Scoggins Valley Park.
If it’s dirt paths you enjoy, there’s prime mountain biking here. At the Gales Creek Camp area, the singletrack offers seven miles of technical riding. L.L. Stub Stewart State Park has trails that expand in all directions through forested area, and many trails are for bikes only, including the freeride trail skills park.
Intermediate and advanced riders love the 50-mile Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway, as well as the intriguing spots along the way.
No matter your cycling skills or preferences, one of the Tualatin Valley’s numerous bike paths will provide a long stretch of unadulterated fun.
Ride the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway (and other road routes) safely with these tips and other rules of the road