Crown Zellerbach Trail is a 21.7 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Scappoose, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 21.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,896 feet Route Type: Point to Point

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This is one of the newest Rails to Trails efforts in Oregon. You will start your ride at a parking area at Chapman Landing and end on Route 47 north of Pittsburg and Vernonia. The trail follows an old logging road along the Scappoose Vernonia Highway. It is rough in some places.

hiking
12 days ago

Seems better for a paved biking trail. Not really for hiking. Walking is fine.

mountain biking
1 month ago

good place to mtn bike or run/walk. road bikes would not be ideal due to gravel and rough asphalt sections.

muddy
3 months ago

Starting on the East end of the trail, you get about 2.5ish miles of broken pavement and sidewalks before transitioning into more dirt, mud, and gravel. The trail hugs a road nearly the whole time, but it gives you enough forrest coverage to feel like you're in nature. Plus, 90% of the trail is in the backwoods so you're not having to deal with a lot of noise or traffic. Take note that there is zero cell service after around mile 2. I used the trail for a long run, and using my trail shoes might have been a better idea due to some pretty muddy spots.

hiking
no shade
11 months ago

road biking
rocky
Sat May 04 2019

Traveling from Scappoose to Vernonia : nice ride until after last crossing of highway near Vernonia. Gate across road should’ve been a warning. Steep climb and even steeper decent. Another trail blockage to walk around. Last part of trail was not rideable: very rutted and washed out. We did not come back this way and instead took road 9 miles back from Vernonia and rejoined at trail crossing highway.

hiking
Wed Mar 27 2019

Perfect for biking or running or walking. Not my favorite “hike” but good family exercise. I park across from the store at the bottom of vernonia hwy.

mountain biking
Sun Dec 30 2018

One of my favorite biking trails close to home. Accessible year round and a great winter destination as the gravel surface drains well. The northern section is a little overgrown in parts but still perfectly rideable. Can be ridden on a road bike with wide tires.

hiking
Thu Jul 26 2018

I've hiked a few sections of this trail, specifically, all the way from Scaponia Park to Vernonia. This trail follows along the Scappoose Vernonia Highway, but does not CURRENTLY end where the description here says. It actually ends at the end of Knott Street in Vernonia behind an unmarked gate. I have a recording that shows the map. If you begin in Pittsburg, you will be met with signs from Weyerhauser warning you NO TRESPASSING. All in all, a nice getaway from the city, but you certainly won't meet many folks on the western portion of this trail.

running
Wed Jul 25 2018

this is a great trail for biking, running or walking (not really a hike). it is an trail that used to be a rail road carrying logs from Vernonia, Or to the river in Scappoose, Or. Miles 0-3 (hwy 30) are all paved wide path. the views of the mountains and farm land is gorgeous! there is a quarter mile section that boarders a mobile home park but it's really not bad. I run this trail 4 days a week and am completely safe. there is not a homeless population out here like another reviewer suggested. miles 3-17 climb into the hills and it is gorgeous! mostly all shadded makes it an ideal place to run in the heat of the summer. it is mostly gravel during these miles with some patches of pavement.

mountain biking
Sat Jul 07 2018

We started at parking lot across from B&B market aprox milepost 4 Mountain biking . It starts as a gradual climb along a small creek and gets steeper towards mile marker 9 and on. We went to mile post 12 and is a nice downhill ride back. Aprox 2hrs roundtrip. There are other parking areas along the trail also.

Thu Jul 05 2018

Easy, peaceful, good for hiking, biking (wide tires), and horseback riding. No motorized vehicles.

mountain biking
Mon Jun 11 2018

Nice Bike ride from mile marker 4 to 13 on the trail.

walking
Sat Jun 09 2018

A local treat! I love this trail and the fact that not very many people know about it. I enjoy running/walking this trail after work or on the weekends.

hiking
Mon May 07 2018

Nice hike with dogs. Make sure you use the bathroom before you hike because people at marinas are not too friendly.

Sun Sep 03 2017

First few miles are paved and lined with trailer parks or highways with frequent homeless dodging in and out of the pathway.

running
Sat Jul 08 2017

Lots of asphalt, broken and intact. It was nice to run a local trail that isn't filled with lots of hills and elevation. Parking can be tricky depending on what trailhead you start at.

hiking
Thu Jun 08 2017

Guests, We own Dingman Farm to the south of the CZ between Deane Drive and Pioneer. As you walk through our place, you will hear our chickens clucking and turkeys gobbling. You will also be greeted by our dogs who love to have visitors, they're noisy but friendly. So say hi, be nice and enjoy the beauty of this wonderful Columbia County Park Trail. The Dingmans

walking
Mon Jan 02 2017

Went on the CZ trail today from hwy 30 to the water. It was open and didn't have too much poop on the path (some animal scar but not crazy)

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