Council Creek Regional Trail Master Plan

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Council Creek Regional Trail Master Plan (DRAFT)Council Creek Regional Trail Simplified Study Area

The Council Creek Regional trail is envisioned as a multi-use pathway for pedestrians and bicyclists connecting the cities of Hillsboro, Cornelius, Forest Grove and Banks. Named for the scenic Council Creek that flows through these communities, the route could offer views of both town and countryside. When completed, the 15 mile long trail will serve both recreational and commuting purposes, and increase access to jobs, schools, and recreation areas such as the Banks / Vernonia State Trail. The trail will also connect to Tri-Met bus routes and the MAX station in downtown Hillsboro. The trail has the potential to connect in the future to other proposed trails including the Salmonberry Trail, proposed Yamhelas Westsider Trail and Dairy Creek and Tualatin River Greenways.

The planning process for the Council Creek Regional Trail is currently underway and the Master Plan shall guide the development of the trail, with the ultimate goal to identify and plan a preferred trail alignment. Creating this master plan is a collaborative effort between residents, businesses, property owners, Washington County, the cities of Banks, Forest Grove, Cornelius, and Hillsboro, Metro, and the Oregon Department of Transportation. The master plan should be complete by September 2015.

Council Creek Regional Trail FAQ

Countryside photo along trailDraft Master Plan 

Visit Metro's web site for more information on the Council Creek Regional Trail Master Plan at To sign up for e-mail updates, please contact Derek Robbins, project manager, at 503-992-3292 or