Hike Distance: 8.0 miles Yearly Hike Distance: 389.1 miles
Elevation Gain: 663 feet Yearly Elevation Gain: 53088 feet
The Crown Zellerbach Trail (CZ Trail) is an old logging road that has been converted to a hiking/biking trail. It basically goes from Scappoose to Vernonia Oregon, which spans about 25 miles!
We have hiked most of this trail and find it to be accessible, for the most part, in bad weather. It’s also not usually crowded, which is why we went here on a beautiful sunny Sunday. As expected, there were some bikers and hikers but it wasn’t overcrowded.
We went on a 4 mile section of the trail that is several miles west of Scappoose. We had views of the Newhalem River and there were some views of the coast range. Such an enjoyable day with my wife and son!