Bike Travel Weekend in the Tualatin Valley
“Bike Travel Weekend” returns May 31-June 2, 2019! Created by the Adventure Cycling Association, this weekend inspires cyclists to explore the world on two wheels. As one of the best cycling destinations in Oregon, the Tualatin Valley is the perfect place to spend Bike Travel Weekend!
The Tualatin Valley boasts hundreds of miles of trails that are ideal for cyclists. Breeze through the region’s forests, along country roads and through parks and other pathways. Here are some of our picks for the best Tualatin Valley Bike Travel Weekend.
Banks-Vernonia State Trail
The 21-mile Banks-Vernonia State Trail was the first “rails-to-trails” linear state park built in Oregon. This multi-use trail is open to cyclists, hikers and horseback riders, and allows outdoor adventurers of all abilities to enjoy the verdant scenery.
The trail includes many scenic points, including two 700-foot long, 80-foot high railroad trestles and 13 bridges. The trail also has restrooms and picnic areas, and and at L.L. Stub Stewart State Park, cyclists can camp overnight. Download a map of the trail >>>
Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway
The Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway is a 50-mile, state designated route through the valley’s lush agricultural and forested lands. The first 30 miles are routed around the Tualatin Valley’s small towns and agricultural lands. The final stretch of the bikeway takes riders along the car-free Banks-Vernonia State Trail.
Intermediate and advanced riders love not only this scenic bike trail, but also the intriguing spots along the way. Stop at Oak Knoll Winery and Blizzard Wines and sample wines, or visit Duyck’s Peachy-Pig Farm or Unger Farms and Farm Store for fresh-picked produce. Quilt barns, quaint shops, restaurants and bike shops also are located along this picturesque route. Download a map of the bikeway >>>
Henry Hagg Lake
Situated in Scoggins Valley Park, Henry Hagg Lake is one of the Tualatin Valley’s gems. This man-made lake is a summertime respite, complete with fishing, swimming, boating, stand-up paddleboarding, and a host of water recreation opportunities.
Cyclists also are attracted to the lake for its 25 miles of road cycling. This challenging route starts in the city of Forest Grove, and takes cyclists through beautiful, green farmlands and around the peaceful Hagg Lake, which is surrounded by mountains. Best for intermediate and advanced cyclists, this route is hilly and has several elevation changes. See a map of this trail >>>
While there is no camping at Scoggins Valley Park or Hagg Lake at this time, cyclists may want to overnight at L.L. Stub Stewart Park, or at the Gales Creek Campground.
Set-up camp in the outdoors in the Tualatin Valley. Several campgrounds provide myriad experiences, from rustic cabins to hike-in camping sites.
Looking for hotels? Look no further. The Tualatin Valley has more than 50 hotels where you can rest your weary head.
Order your own complimentary Tualatin Valley Bike Map, which will help navigate you through the roads less traveled.