FKT: Tim Peters - Crown-Zellerbach Trail (OR) - 2020-06-19

Route variation
out and back
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Total time
11h 28m 2s
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This summer I ran an out-and-back of the Crown-Z, slightly before the trail was finished. View-wise, starting at Chapman Landing doesn’t add anything but miles and the connection to Vernonia was still a work in progress. The wide trail abruptly changed to single track and dumped me off in an active logging zone. I chatted with the guys working. They told me to follow the power line down to town and that they were clearing trees to finish up the trail on that end. I resupplied at a gas station in the lovely town of Vernonia. The trail signs are really great except where the sign at Nehalem Divide pointed up a logging road instead of the trail and sent me on a slight detour. The trail was nearly deserted and I only saw a few people on bikes.