Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > > >

Pacific Northwest Idaho | Oregon | Washington | Alaska

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-24-14, 02:54 PM   #1
peckma
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
peckma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: MANHATTAN BEACH, CA
Bikes: 2013 BMC GRAN FONDO GF01, 2010 SPECIALIZED ROUBAIX, 2004 TREK FX7000, 2013 SPECIALIZED ALLEZ
Posts: 203
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Portland to Astoria - any suggestions?

Hello,
In July I will be visiting Portland, and going over to the coast for some riding. I'm thinking of riding from Portland to Astoria. It looks like I can go out Mt .St. Helens road and pick up the Columbia River Parkway all the way to Astoria.

Any thoughts/suggestions? Good route/bad route? Places to stop for food/drink?

Thanks
peckma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-14, 05:09 PM   #2
Shifty
Sore saddle cyclist
 
Shifty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Eugene, OR
Bikes: Road, touring and mountain
Posts: 3,852
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
That is highway 30....don't go that way, it is miserable. Near the Portland suburb of Hillsboro, take the Banks to Verona bike trail. When you get to Verona take highway 42 to Mist, then highway 202 to Jewell and on to Astoria. This is a very enjoyable route to Astoria.
Shifty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-14, 01:44 PM   #3
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 20,436
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 656 Post(s)
Banks - Vernonia trail is off US 26 .. banks south, vernonia north, of the main road crossing it.

http://www.oregonstateparks.org/inde...cations/bv.pdf

Mist-Clatsakanie road (47) is a backroad to come from US30 south. it becomes 202.
turning right, at the T intersection..

202,north-western end meets US 101 at the western tip of Astoria.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=clats...ed=0CCoQ8gEwAA

Last edited by fietsbob; 03-25-14 at 01:47 PM.
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-14, 11:24 AM   #4
adventurepdx
Senior Member
 
adventurepdx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Portland, Oregon
Bikes:
Posts: 732
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Here's some links to maps for the route shifty proposed:
http://www.portlandonline.com/transp...316549&c=36638
http://www.portlandonline.com/transp...316550&c=36638

For the Banks-Vernonia/47/202 route, there aren't many services, but there's just enough. You'll find regular groceries in Hillsboro, Banks, and Vernonia, and beyond that there's a few limited-service markets that you shouldn't rely on. (The Birkenfeld store is now only open in the afternoon on weekends, at least it was the last time I was out there.) There's bathrooms and water at Elk Meadows wildlife preserve in Jewell.

The route from Hillsboro (Portland westside suburb) to Astoria is 100 miles. You can break it into two days by camping at Big Eddy County Park which is about 40 miles in. (There is camping before that, notably Stub Stewart, but nothing after.) Few, if any, lodging options are found on this route so if you are doing a credit card tour you should be prepared to do the 100 miles in a straight shot. Possible, but there are two small passes to contend with on the route.
adventurepdx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-14, 12:22 AM   #5
Nick94804
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: A quiet place devoid of nazis telling me how I may express myself
Bikes: An ultra heavily moderated custom Merlin.
Posts: 138
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi gang. I'm planning on catching AMTRAK from down here and getting off in Longview, then riding to Astoria and heading south. What's the mst aesthetic recommendation for Longview/Kelso to Astoria?
Nick94804 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:27 AM.