June 14th // Manning Trailhead Celebration!
Join the Salmonberry Trail Foundation and Washington County Visitors Association in celebrating exciting improvements to the Manning Trailhead near Banks, Oregon. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held June 14th at 2 p.m. in the newly expanded and upgraded parking lot at the trailhead site. The public is invited to participate in a free seven-mile guided bicycle ride from Manning to L.L. Stub Stewart State Park And back. This event is family friendly and people of all abilities are encouraged to attend. The Manning Trailhead will be the easternmost terminus of the proposed 86 contiguous miles of the Salmonberry Trail. Improvements to the parking lot include safety enhancements, tripling capacity to accommodate more than 30 vehicles and installing permanent restroom facilities.
The Manning Trailhead provides access to both the Salmonberry Trail and the long-established Banks-Vernonia State Trail. The celebratory ride will be along a flat portion of the Banks-Vernonia State Trail, passing through rural farmland to the edge of the L.L. Stub Stewart State Park and back again to the Manning Trailhead. Riders will pass over the Buxton trestle, a spectacular repurposed bridge that harkens back to the trail’s past as a working railroad. Afterward, riders are invited to celebrate at Hop Cycle Brewing, a local brewery, and eatery in Banks.
When completed the Salmonberry rail and trail project will link Washington and Tillamook counties, providing Oregonians and visitors with an accessible, scenic way to enjoy non-motorized, outdoor recreation between the Portland Metro area and the Oregon Coast. Manning Trailhead improvements were made possible by a unique collaboration between the Salmonberry Trail Foundation, Washington County, the Washington County Visitors Association, Oregon Parks and Recreation, Travel Oregon and the Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust. The first western mile of the trail in Tillamook was completed May 4th, 2019.
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