This trail's main route is the connection between Moulton Falls Regional Park and Lucia Falls Regional Park.
The six-mile Chinook Trail connects Tarbell Trail with the peak of Silver Star Mountain. It bears the name of the trail that hopefully will one day encircle the Columbia River Gorge. The Chinook Trail is open for hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers. The first two miles are flat and forested and then the trail reaches an open meadow. At the four-mile mark, the Chinook trail splits from Tarbell to the left along an abandoned road. Chinook trail reaches the ridge of Silver Star Mountain and Ed's trail.
This primitive, four-foot wide shared-use trail serves hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians.
It can be accessed from Moulton Falls Park at the Hantwick Road Trailhead. Moulton Falls Park is located just east of Lucia Falls Park on the East Fork of the Lewis River. * The trail can also be accessed from Cold Creek Day Use Area, which is operated by the Department of Natural Resources.
This trail -- the first "rails-to-trails" linear state park built in Oregon -- follows an abandoned, 21-mile railroad line that stretches between the cities of Banks and Vernonia.