Tualatin Valley Outdoor Adventures
In the Tualatin Valley, we relish exploring the lush land with outdoor adventures year-round. Whether you’re just visiting for the weekend or planning a multi-day getaway, plan an invigorating itinerary of high-flying adventure and leisurely bike rides that are sure to satiate the adventurous spirit.
Head west to the small city of Banks, Oregon, and rent a bike—single rider or tandem—from Banks Bicycle Repair and Rental. Then, venture along the Banks-Vernonia State Trail. Once a busy railway, the Banks-Vernonia State Trail is Oregon’s first rails-to-trails path, a 21-mile, multi-use trail open to hikers, cyclists and equestrians.
Pedal along trestle crossings for the best views of nature embracing each season. The path provides a choose your own adventure vibe as cyclists can opt to venture the entire trail to Vernonia, Oregon (42 miles round trip), travel L.L. Stub Stewart State Park (18 miles round trip) or simply travel to the Manning Trailhead (6 miles round trip), then head back to Banks.
After an invigorating ride, stop for lunch at the Trailhead Cafe, a quaint country-style diner serving classic American fare and sandwiches with a twist for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The last stop is a thrilling zip line escapade at Tree to Tree Adventure Park or Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tour. Experience the Tualatin Valley from new heights—literally—as you whizz from platform to platform in the forest’s canopy, overlooking the amazing Oregon coastal range.