Welcome to the Buxton Trailhead for the Banks-Vernonia State Trail, Oregon's first ever rail-to-rail project. This trailhead features access to the Buxton Trestle, a high railroad trestle that crosses the valley of Mendenhall Creek. Built in 1920, the trestle - converted for cycling and hiking use - runes 700 feet long and 80 feet above Mendenhall Creek.
The towns of Banks and Vernonia have plenty to offer cyclists, with cafes, brew pubs, restrooms and bike fix-it stations, making this one of the best rides in the state.
While exploring the region, look for the "Tualatin Valley Bike Hub" signs, to help you navigate the region and experience the scenic, natural and cultural highlights of the valley. The Bike Hubs where created in partnership with the Washington County Visitors Association, local communities and land managers.