Good to Do in Astoria & Fort Stevens: Biking

Biking in and around Astoria offers visitors a way to slow down and see the sights, wildlife, and historic places and makes your experience memorable.  If you bring your own bike  trail options are numerous.  Fort Stevens State Park is about a 20 minute drive across the Youngs Bay Bridge. Fort Stevens has over 9 miles of relatively flat trails within the park. Don’t miss Coffenbury Lake, and if you are a interested in history bike through the civil war era military installation active from 1863 to 1947 including the historic Victorian officers’ quarters loop and Battery Russell.  Fort Stevens was originally known as the Fort at Point Adams, to protect the entrance to the Columbia River, and was supported by two other forts on the Washington State side at Cape Disappointment and Fort Columbia.  You won’t encounter car traffic except at crossings making this a great family biking experience. For a great map & reviews check out AllTrails website.

Clementine’s Guest House & Vacation Rentals has secure bike storage available.

If you choose to stay within Astoria you’ll enjoy the River Walk trail, a few blocks from Clementine’s door for bikers & walkers along the Columbia River a 6.4 mile peddle or walk with wildlife views, ships passing through with the guidance of pilot boats, and historic points like Pier 39 where there are shops and cafes and a free museum of the cannery era .  You might also find yourself riding along side  the trolley along the River Walk — same trail.  Rent a bike from  Bikes & Beyond, at 9th & Marine one block from the river (check them out on Facebook) for $5 hour. Astoria has many possibilities for a great family outting! Come stay at family & pet friendly Clementine’s Guest House and Vacation Rentals.

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