Explore the most popular walking trails near Buxton with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

So much fun and not too hard for a beginner like me :-) We did 8 miles before we turned back and we only saw a few others on the paved path which was cool. We saw a few snakes, cows, and goats along the way which was fun!

Easy paved trail, wheelchair accessible. Great for families and dogs

Went on Feb. 3. Nice trails and will probably go back. This is a good loop with options to make it longer if you’d like. Though it can be difficult at many of the intersections to figure out which path to take. The trails don’t align with the map very well and there appears to be more trails than are shown on the map.

I tried to hike this loop on Feb 3, 2018 but you can’t. Or at least not by the rules. This loop starts at the information center but all the signs say you aren’t supposed to park and hike from this lot. You are supposed to park up at the Hill Top lot. Also this loop goes on a lot of trails marked as Mt Bike only, no hiking. So you can’t hike this loop with out being a jerk, disregarding the rules, and getting in the way of all the Mt Bikers.

road biking
9 months ago

My girlfriend and I rode this for my birthday and it was awesome! We stopped in Vernonia for some adult beverages before heading back so our total miles was closer to 42.

The trail is well maintained and scenic; only real nuisance was the highway traffic nearby.

I definitely recommend this to anyone who owns a practical bike as it's very doable for a novice.

mountain biking
9 months ago

My husband and I are recreational riders using 7 speed bikes. We rode the section from Banks to Buxton and back which is about 7 miles each way. It was challenging, but not highly strenuous,the last couple miles on the not steep but continuous uphill grade. The ride back down the 2 miles required virtually no pedaling. We plan on this ride again along with the ride from Vernonia to Beaver Creek which looks like some up and down but not steep terrain.

horseback riding
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Nice easy trail for horses. It is well used by hikers and bikes so be aware of horses... one Mt biker was scared of my horse and just fell over with their bike next to me. Very unsafe for everyone.

Beautiful wildflowers!

walking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

Beautiful trails, mostly shaded by trees (95%), lots of wildflowers this time of year. I posted a bunch of photos.

road biking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

A nice shady path through the woods on this hot day. Long slow climb from Banks to the halfway mark, then blessed downhill. Bring water as there is none available along the trail. Banks Bicycle Repair shop in Banks at end of trail has friendly helpful people, Len Punzel and his wife, who got us back on the trail quickly with excellent work (they also rent bikes).

hiking
Friday, June 23, 2017

Beautiful, gentle hike.

Great trail. Good for kids, dogs, horses, bikes, walkers and more. Almost the whole buxton to stub Stewart is heavily shaded, great paved path or you can walk on the side on the horse track. Light incline probably gained 400 feet. Benches and picnic tables along the way.

hiking
Saturday, February 18, 2017

I love hiking in this park. The map and signage can be confusing, though. This app helps a lot.

There were a lot of down trees this time because of recent storms, but trail crews are working on them.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

We hiked this loop today and it had a lot of down trees. The horse side was good.

hiking
Sunday, January 29, 2017

Awesome place. Easy to navigate trail system. Beautiful views. Friendly rangers and staff. $5 day use fee.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

There is so much to do here. Great trails great Mtn bike rides. Try this for sure!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

very nice system of trails

hiking
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Very pretty. Easy trek.

hiking
Friday, February 12, 2016

A beautiful and quiet bucolic trail with beautiful views and clean air that is a refreshing alternative to the city. The drive to the entrance is easy for any vehicle and the walk isn't congested.

camping
Monday, May 25, 2015

Great place to camp, people are very friendly

hiking
Sunday, July 07, 2013

Great little hikes, picnic areas. Get the trail map and you can link together shorter hikes to make longer ones. Horses and mountain biking popular in this park.

mountain biking
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Trails are in Great shape you can tell that the caretakers really get into their jobs. Some very challenging trails, slopes, hills, and the area dedicated to Mountain Bikes is off the chart! If you have seen guys on the x games an always thought what it would be like. This area is for you.. It's not a place for children whom need supervision some very aggressive banking turns will challenge adults. Try this park but be careful and clean up! Let's keep this secret on the down low.

hiking
Friday, August 06, 2010

This is a fairly new park, added along the Banks-Vernonia linear trail on highway 47. The linear trail itself is a really nice walk, especially during the summer when you can soak up some nice Oregon sun shining through the mixed coniferous/deciduous forest.

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