Shaffer Road

Total Miles


303.34 ft


1 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Shaffer Road offers a scenic off-road route, providing an alternative to Apiary Road for travelers between Rainier and Vernonia, especially during its closures due to a washout at milepost 11. This route winds along the upper Clatskanie River through private timberlands, offering glimpses of serene natural beauty. Accessible from Apiary Road at milepost 11.5, near the recognizable red barn landmark, Shaffer Road beckons adventurers to begin their journey. Along the way, travelers will stumble upon the charming Shaffer Spring, known for its dependable flow of crystal-clear water gushing from a sturdy concrete catchment. The road itself is well-maintained gravel, offering a wide path with occasional potholes that pose little challenge to careful navigation. As the journey unfolds, Shaffer Road intersects with Pittsburg Road, allowing travelers to choose between continuing toward the town of St. Helens or venturing onward to the charming community of Vernonia.

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Shaffer Road
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There's really nothing difficult about this route except for possibly washboard or pothole sections.

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Access Description

From Apiary Road at milepost 11 near the historic red barn, turn left onto Shaffer Road.

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