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Old Tophill trestle less than two miles from Vernonia Springs

By |August 26th, 2017|

It only took me 4 1/2 years to finally find the trail to the Tophill trestle off of the Banks-Vernonia State Trail!  Just about two miles from Vernonia Springs ... rent a bike or hike to check out this nearly 100 year wooden marvel.  Really strange standing on a bridge that ends over the canyon [...]

Hiking near Vernonia Springs

By |August 11th, 2017|

Great video on OPB regarding James D. Thayer author of Hiking from Portland to the Coast: An Interpretive Guide to 30 Trails.   Thayer is a hiking enthusiast and local history buff who has figured out how to hike all the way from Forest Park in Portland to the Oregon Coast!  One of Jim’s trails comes [...]