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Council Creek Regional Trail master plan

Planning and conservation    Natural areas, parks and trails    Planning parks and trails    Regional trails and greenways    Council Creek Regional Trail

Development of a master plan is underway for the 15-mile Council Creek Regional Trail which will link communities in Hillsboro, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Banks and Washington County and offer a safe, comfortable and enjoyable walking and bicycling route.

Washington County, the cities of Hillsboro, Forest Grove and Cornelius, ODOT and Metro are collaborating to identify the best route for a regional walking and bicycling trail that will connect the last MAX station in Hillsboro to the Banks-Vernonia State Trail and communities in Cornelius and Forest Grove.

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To receive email updates on the project, including notifications for public open houses and committee meetings, contact project manager Derek Robbins at the City of Forest Grove at or 503-992-3292.

The Council Creek Regional Trail

Imagine a 15-mile trail linking the communities of Hillsboro, Cornelius, Forest Grove, and Banks and serving as a primary transportation and recreational facility for bicycle and pedestrian travel. When completed the trail will provide connections to jobs, schools, transit, recreation opportunities and nature.

The concept of the Council Creek Regional Trail has been a part of city and regional plans for many years. Now, with a regional flexible fund grant from Metro, the city of Forest Grove, in partnership with Cornelius, Hillsboro, Banks and Washington County, is leading a project to identify the preferred route for the trail and develop a master plan.

The planning process for the Council Creek Regional Trail is currently underway. The completed Master Plan will guide development of the trail. 

Project information

A final master plan for the Council Creek Regional Trail is anticipated to be completed by the fall of 2015. Click on the links below for major milestones on the project timeline, information on the project approach, committees, work plan and tasks and a map of the project planning area.

Project timeline

Map of project planning area
Project approach, committees work plan and tasks

The planned Council Creek Regional Trail is part of an interconnected network of existing and planned regional trails.

Learn more about the regional trails network
Regional Trails and Greenways publication and map

Council Creek Regional Trail plan

Existing conditions in trail corridor

An extensive existing conditions review of the Council Creek Regional Trail planning area has been finalized. The existing conditions report provides detailed data and information that will help guide the identification of alternative routes to be considered. Click on the link below to view the existing conditions report and maps.

Existing Conditions Report, February 2014


Derek Robbins at the City of Forest Grove is the project manager for the master plan. Contact Derek for more information or with questions at or by calling 503-992-3292.


Contacto Leo Cortes or 503 -992-3231


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