BIKING THE TUALATIN VALLEY
Oregon’s 10th designated scenic bikeway is Washington County’s first! The newly minted Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway is a cycling tour showcasing many of the destination’s most scenic routes through agricultural and natural spaces.
The Oregon Scenic Bikeways program is the first and only program of its kind in the country. Launched in 2005, the program, which now includes more than 790 miles of designated scenic bikeways, is a partnership between Cycle Oregon, Travel Oregon, the Oregon Department of Transportation and OPRD. Get a peek at the Bikeway in this "Grant's Getaways" video.
The Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway features the best of the northern Willamette Valley, from friendly downtowns to fertile farmlands and lush natural areas. Set in the heart of Washington County, the Bikeway runs more than 50 miles point-to-point, and includes the Banks-Vernonia State Trail. The bikeway is best for intermediate and advanced cyclists. The 21-mile portion of the Banks-Vernonia State Trail is recommended for all skill levels.
Important Information: Most of the Bikeways are on roads with car and truck traffic. Most bikeways are designated for cyclists that are comfortable riding in some amount of traffic. Bikeways are routed on low traffic and low speed roads when possible. For those looking for riding away from traffic check out the Tualatin Valley Bikeway section north of Banks and the first half of the Covered Bridges Bikeway.
Download a PDF of one or both of the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway Maps:
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Riders are encouraged to take extra care around railroad crossings and to respect the private properties and farms along the route.