RtB Training – Banks/Vernonia/Hagg Lake
Distance 42/45/94/105 miles (many other variations available). Leaves from Banks trailhead of the Banks to Vernonia Linear Trail. (West on Highway 26 to Banks and the Trailhead for the Linear Trail on the North end of town.) The Banks to Vernonia Linear Trail out and back option is 42 miles. Includes one short steep hill for a Level B rating. Banks to Hagg Lake option is 52 miles (round trip) with an 11 mile option around Hagg Lake. A B rating is awarded for around the lake (lots of rollers). All route variations include wonderful rural scenery. Horse etiquette on the Banks to Vernonia Trail is to slow for the equestrians and talk to riders (and horses!) asking for their instructions to pass so as not to spook their animal. Shorter Group option also offered. Pace of the group option will be determined at the start based on the abilities of the riders.
NW Banks Rd. and NW Sellers Rd., Banks, OR