Fall travel guide

Explore beaches, back roads, vineyards, and more during the West's golden season

Top 18 spots for fall color

Go on a foliage tour of the West at our favorite places to soak up the season's golds, crimsons, and more

Vernonia, OR
Photo by Andrea M. Gómez; written by Aislyn Green

Vernonia, OR

Fall color is off the charts in this low-key riverside town that’s less than an hour from Portland. Biking and yoga are big, as are the views on the 21-mile Banks-Vernonia State Trail, a paved former railroad grade, where you can pedal, walk, or ride horses through forests of yellow ash and red maple, past burbling creeks, across 80-foot-high Buxton Trestle, and right into Vernonia.


More: A fall spin through Vernonia

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