Washington State Trails - Trails in Washington

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  • Alki Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 5.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Alki Trail rides along the northern and eastern shore of West Seattle along Alki Avenue. Largely riding on a widened sidewalk, separated from traffic by a parking lane and curb, traffic on the trail is separated for bikes and walkers, providing ...
  • Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail circles the Columbia River at Wenatchee with 10 miles of excellent asphalt trail and lots to see and do. On the Wenatchee side the trail runs through four fine riverfront parks: Wenatchee Riverfront Park ...
  • Appleway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    On the eastern end of Spokane Valley, the Appleway Trail parallels the southern side of Appleway Avenue along a former Milwaukie Railroad right-of-way. Although only about a mile, the trail runs through a busy part of town; trail-goers will ...
  • BPA Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 3.83 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Meandering down a Bonneville Power Administration overhead electric utility corridor, the BPA Trail serves as a connector between Celebration Park and the downtown areas of Federal Way with its southwestern neighborhoods. The trail runs behind ...
  • Basich Trailway

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This short community rail-trail connects the cities of Aberdeen and Cosmopolis through some original wetland areas. The trail also leads directly to the large sports complex at Pioneer Park, while providing a safe off-street route to Stevens ...
  • Bay to Baker Trail (Bellingham)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Gravel, Sand

    The Bellingham segment of the Bay to Baker Trail runs for 1.4 miles along an abandoned railroad right-of-way between Little Squalicum Park on Bellingham Bay and Northwest Avenue. The trail is sand and gravel from the bay shore to the Northwest ...
  • Bay to Baker Trail (Everson)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Crushed Stone

    The Everson section of the Bay to Baker Trail runs for more than 1.5 miles from the unincorporated community of Strandell to Everson's downtown along an abandoned rail corridor. The trail is adjacent to Mission Road and Everson Road for its ...
  • Bay to Baker Trail (Maple Falls to Glacier)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 7.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    The Maple Falls to Glacier segment of the Bay to Baker Trail traces the route of the former Bellingham Bay Railroad between two small Washington towns not far from the Canadian border. The trail parallels the Mt. Baker Highway and offers views ...
  • Bear Creek Trail (WA)

    State: WA
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    In the heart of Redmond, the Bear Creek Trail provides an important connection between two rail-trails. On its eastern end it connects to the Sammamish River Trail and, on its western side to the Redmond Central Connector. The trail itself is ...
  • Benn Burr Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 1.1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    Spokane's Benn Burr Trail runs for just a short distance through the southeast part of the city. On one end you have Liberty Park, on the other, Underhill Park. In between are old neighborhoods on tree-lined streets. Equally tree-line is the ...
  • Bill Chipman Palouse Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ID, WA
    Length: 7.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This pathway makes a great non-motorized transportation route between two college towns as well as a great place to take kids for walks, bicycling or in-line skating. It is almost flat, and is wide enough for all users to share and enjoy. It ...
  • Burke-Gilman Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 17 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 17-mile Burke-Gilman Trail, managed by the city of Seattle and King County, stretches from Puget Sound east to Bothell. Built in the 1970s along part of the original Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway corridor (later Northern Pacific ...
  • Burnt Bridge Creek Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 7.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The scenic Burnt Bridge Creek Trail meanders through Vancouver, Washington, along the creek from Stewart Glen on the shores of Vancouver Lake to Meadowbrook Marsh. Along the way, the trail passes through forests, grasslands and city neighborhoods, ...
  • ByPass Shelterbelt

    State: WA
    Length: 4.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The ByPass Shelterbelt runs along the west side of Richland from Wellsian Way and Aaron Streets on the south end to Spengler Street on the north end. Although it parallels the Bypass Highway, the sound barrier and mature shade trees make it ...
  • Cascade Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 22.3 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The Cascade Trail follows the Skagit River along an old rail bed of the Burlington Northern line, between Sedro-Woolley and Concrete. The trail parallels State Route 20 through cultivated fields, open space, scattered woodlands and river bottoms. ...
  • Cedar River Trail (WA)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 17.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    The Cedar River Trail follows an old railroad right-of-way from downtown Renton to King County's Landsburg Park, alongside the scenic Cedar River. A greenway branch of the trail (Cedar River to Green River Trail) heads south from Whitte Road ...
  • Centennial Trail (WA)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 30.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Washington's Centennial Trail currently runs for 30 miles from Snohomish to the Skagit County line, linking neighborhoods with businesses and shopping districts. The trail provides a pleasant route for commuters and recreationists alike. The ...
  • Centennial Trail State Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 37.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Centennial Trail State Park, sometimes referred to as the Spokane River Centennial Trail, follows the winding course of the Spokane River between the Washington–Idaho state line and Sontag Park in Nine Mile Falls. At its eastern border, you ...
  • Chehalis Riverfront Walkway

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Chehalis Riverfront Walkway provides a scenic route from the south side of Aberdeen to the sprawling Bishop Athletic Complex along an abandoned Burlington Northern railroad grade and levee. The trail passes through wetlands and adjacent ...
  • Chehalis Western Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 20.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Thurston County Parks and Recreation Department acquired 15.5-miles of the Chehalis Western Railroad corridor from Weyerhaeuser Timber Company in 1989 and 1996. The County recently took over the northern 5 miles from Lacey to Woodward Bay ...
  • Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 0.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Trail—also known as the Chelatchie Prairie Rail-with-Trail—is currently open from Battle Ground Lake State Park to a point nearly 1 mile southwest. The paved trail runs next to the Clark County-owned Chelatchie ...
  • Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Trail Extension

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 32.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    From Chelatchie Prairie Rail-with-Trail Corridor Study: The Chelatchie Prairie Rail-with-Trail (RWT) is envisioned as a 33-mile multi-use trail within the railroad right-of-way where possible. In some areas the trail alignment will use existing ...
  • Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop

    State: WA
    Length: 3.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Seattle's Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop offers scenic views of Lake Union, as well as access to parks, neighborhoods, and downtown shops and restaurants. A good place to begin your journey is at Lake Union Park at the lake's southern tip. The park ...
  • Chief Sealth Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Chief Sealth Trail runs north–south along Seattle's southeast side between S. Ferdinand Street at Beacon Avenue S. and S. Gazelle Street at 51st Avenue S. The paved trail provides access to neighborhoods, shopping, schools and businesses. ...
  • City of Snoqualmie Centennial Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Snoqualimie's 0.5-mile, paved trail runs parallel to railroad tracks and SR 202 through downtown Snoqualmie. The trail scenic trail provides a nice break for a short walk.
  • Coal Creek Park Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Grass

    This trail follows along a preserved suburban creek valley through third growth forests once heavily used by the coal mining industry. The east end of the trail enters Cougar Mountain Regional Park, over 3000 acres and 25 additional miles of ...
  • Coal Mines Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 4.7 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Coal Mines Trail is built on an old railroad spur of the Northern Pacific Railway that once served several mines. Look for interpretive signs along the way that identify historical sites. The trail lies 80 miles east of Seattle and runs ...
  • Colfax Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Colfax Trail follows an abandoned rail corridor, which snakes along the river northwest of the town of Colfax. Along the way you'll likely see wildlife in the surrounding Palouse hills and the river bottom.
  • Columbia Plateau Trail State Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 130 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    As of late 2011 the Columbia Plateau Trail State Park has developed 38 miles in two segments between Fish Lake near Cheney and Martin Road near Sprague, and between Ice Harbor Dam near the Tri-Cities and Snake River Junction. It passes through ...
  • Columbia River Dike Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Columbia River Dike Trail—also known as the Captain William Clark Park Trail and the Cottonwood Beach Trail—follows the Columbia River from Steamboat Landing Park to the border of the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Along the ...
  • Coweeman River Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Coweeman River Trail follows the dike on the west side of the river for 4 miles, giving access to the riverfront and Tam O'Shanter Park. The setting on the northern section is residential, and the trail crosses under Interstate 5 several ...
  • Cowiche Canyon Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 2.9 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    Cowiche Canyon Conservancy Area is an ideal recreation site for all types of outdoor enthusiasts, including hikers, mountain bikers, runners, cross-country skiers and wildlife observers. The are is only a few minutes from just about any location ...
  • Cowlitz River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Cowlitz River Trail follows its namesake river along a dike on the east bank. The trail is asphalt and connects Kelso residents with the riverfront. The trail parallels the active BNSF line that carries Amtrak and much of the north-south ...
  • Cushman Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 4.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Gig Harbor's Cushman Trail is a paved, non-motorized route for pedestrian and bike use. The trail shares much of its corridor with overhead Tacoma Power electric lines. Along the way, trail users will traverse several large hills through areas ...
  • Des Moines Creek Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Des Moines Creek Trail offers a nice connection between the south side of Seattle and the waterfront community of Des Moines on Puget Sound. The paved trail begins just south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and winds through ...
  • Discovery Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 7.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Discovery Trail is one of the most scenic in the Pacific Northwest with outstanding views of the ocean, grassy dunes and forest groves. As it's named for Lewis and Clark's explorative trek here more than 200 years ago, you'll find several ...
  • Duwamish Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 2.95 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Duwamish Bikeway runs for nearly 3 miles, paralleling Puget Park on the city's southwest side. Along the east side of the trail are highly industrial shipping yards, making this trail more for getting from point A to point B rather than ...
  • East Aberdeen Waterfront Walkway

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The East Aberdeen Waterfront Walkway is a 6-foot wide asphalt trail that meanders along the north side of the Chehalis River in Aberdeen. Historically, this land was used for industrial purposes, and the riverfront walk still has views of the ...
  • East Lake Sammamish Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 11 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Occupying an old railroad corridor, the East Lake Sammamish Trail follows the eastern shore of Lake Sammamish, from Redmond south to Issaquah. The trail is a work in progress, as paving, access and the installation of amenities will continue ...
  • Eastside Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 42 miles
    Surface:

    The 42-mile corridor that extends from Renton to Snohomish is now under public ownership. Last December, the Port of Seattle purchased the BNSF Eastside Rail Corridor, with King County purchasing a trail easement and becoming the trail sponsor. ...
  • Elliot Bay Trail (Terminal 91 Bike Path)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 3.35 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Elliot Bay Trail winds through two contiguous parks as it passes between the waterfront and the active Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad line. The Myrtle Edwards Park Trail runs parallel to the Elliot Bay Trail within Myrtle Edwards ...
  • Ferry County Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 24.8 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt

    The Ferry County Rail Trail corridor, most recently used by the Kettle Falls International Railway to haul lumber from the Vaagen Brothers lumber mill to Colville and beyond, runs north–south from Republic to Wall Street in Danville. The track ...
  • Fish Lake Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    This scenic trail passes through open forest and uplands and is uphill from Spokane to Fish Lake. The trail is now paved for more than 7 miles from the trailhead south Govenment Way in Spokane to the vicinity of Marshall. The City of Spokane ...
  • Foothills Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 18.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt

    When complete, the Foothills Trail will stretch 28 miles along a former Burlington Northern rail bed, connecting several communities in Pierce and King counties. The rail-trail is paved with a soft shoulder path for equestrians. Currently, ...
  • Frenchman's Bar Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 3.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Frenchman's Bar Trail could not be in a prettier place nestled between the Columbia River and Vancouver Lake on the northwestern outskirts of Vancouver. The paved trail of nearly 4 miles loops around the southern half of Shillapoo Wildlife Recreation ...
  • Golden Tiger Pathway

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    The Golden Tiger Pathway is the first 2.5 miles of what will eventually be a 28-mile long multi-use trail in northern Washington. The Golden Tiger Pathway is open to motorized use, but the remaining 26 miles of the future trail—known as the ...
  • Grand Avenue Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Grand Avenue Greenway is a segment of the 8-mile Pullman Loop Trail, which circles Pullman's College Hill neighborhood and the Washington State University campus. The trail begins downtown at the Pufferbelly Depot, where three railroad tracks ...
  • Grandview Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 1.25 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Grandview Trail runs in a straight line for more than a mile on the eastern edge of Pierce County's Chambers Creek Regional Park. The trail appropriately never strays too far from Grandview Drive. Living up to its name, the trail offers ...
  • Green River Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 19.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Notice: As of April 2014, work is beginning on the Green River levees in Kent that will require closing a section of the Green River Trail for the remainder of 2014. The trail will be closed for about 2.4 miles, between South 180th Street and ...
  • Green-to-Cedar Rivers Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 3.75 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Green-to-Cedar Rivers Trail is an extension of the Cedar River Trail, which heads south from Witte Road where the two trails intersect. The Green-to-Cedar Rivers Trail passes through Lake Wilderness Park on its way through the Maple Valley ...
  • Greenbelt Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Greenbelt Trail is one of two trails connected by two bridges on two rivers in two states. The Greenbelt Trail runs up the Snake River between the cities of Clarkston and Asotin in Washington. Across the river, in Lewiston, Idaho, the Lewiston ...
  • Guemes Channel Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 0.75 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    Guemes Channel Trail will link downtown Anacortes, the Tommy Thompson Trail, and the San Juan Ferry. Both trails offer shoreline routes along old rail corridors. The Guemes Channel Trail is currently built in two segments, beginning from ...
  • Hertz Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 3.1 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Hertz Trail (also known as the North Lake Whatcom Trail) follows the eastern shoreline of Washington's fourth largest freshwater lake. The relatively flat, fine-gravel pathway traces the former Bellingham Bay and Eastern Railroad, which ...
  • Highway 500 Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 0.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The paved Highway 500 Trail runs just shy of a mile between Andresen Road and Thurston Way on Vancouver's west side through a busy stretch of car dealerships, shops and restaurants.
  • I-90 Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 8.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Scenic and interesting are uncommon terms used to describe a trail alongside a busy freeway, but the I-90 Trail in Washington is different. The trail begins in the west in Seattle and runs for 10 miles across Lake Washington and Mercer Island ...
  • Interurban Trail (North)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 24.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Interurban Trail (North) runs for 25 miles between Everett, Washington, in the north and the Seattle neighborhoods of Bitter Lake and Greenwood in the south. The trail—which is not to be confused with the more southerly trail of the same ...
  • Interurban Trail (South)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 18 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Interurban Trail (South) follows the historic route of the Puget Sound Electric Railway, which shuttled passengers between Tacoma and Everett until 1928. The trail is most commonly (and more simply) called the Interurban Trail, and is not ...
  • Issaquah-Preston Trail (formerly Issaquah Creek Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 5.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    Formerly the Issaquah Creek Trail, the Issaquah-Preston Trail links the towns of Issaquah and Preston in King County, Washington. The new section between High Point and SE High Point Way is hard-packed gravel, which parallels I-90 for a stretch. ...
  • John Wayne Pioneer Trail (Milwaukee Road Corridor)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 253 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Gravel

    John Wayne Pioneer Trail offers more than 250 miles of scenic trail across Washington, from the eastern outskirts of Seattle to the state’s border with Idaho. It’s named for the John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders Association, who were instrumental ...
  • Keene Road Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Keene Road Trail is a 12-foot-wide asphalt path occupying the old Union Pacific right-of-way adjacent to Keene Road. The trail runs between Bellerive Drive and S. Highlands Boulevard.
  • Klickitat Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 31 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    From Lyle to Warwick, the Klickitat Trail totals 31 miles, of which 11 miles are part of the nationally designated Wild & Scenic Klickitat River. Note that in the town of Klickitat, there is a break in the trail where it meets the Klickitat ...
  • Kulshan Creek Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 2.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Kulshan Creek Trail links Mount Vernon's downtown area with commercial and residential areas. Use the trail to access schools, parks, natural areas and community gardens. The Kulshan Trail runs between Lions Park at the river and Bakerview ...
  • Lacamas Heritage Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Lacamas Heritage Trail parallels Lacamas Creek and the western shore of Lacamas Lake under a canopy of old growth forest. Along this scenic gravel pathway, trail-goers can catch glimpses of the abundant wildlife in the area and enjoy views ...
  • Larrabee Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Larrabee Trail in the Fairhaven suburb of Bellingham runs for 1 easy mile over rolling terrain. The trail meanders along Lower Padden Creek from the Port of Bellingham Marine Park by the water treatment plant and 10th Street at Donovan Avenue, ...
  • Liberty Lake Stateline Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 1.8-mile Liberty Lake Stateline Trail is situated between Interstate 90 and Appleway Road in Liberty Lake, Washington. A moderately flat 10-foot wide paved surface makes walking or riding easy. The majority of the trail adjacent to I-90 ...
  • Liberty Lake Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 0.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Liberty Lake Trail offers a paved north-south route through a suburb of Spokane. At its northern end, it connects to the famed Spokane River Centennial Trail, which stretches 37 miles through downtown Spokane and reaches the Idaho border. ...
  • Lower Yakima Valley Pathway

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lower Yakima Valley Trail stretches 14 miles between the city of Sunnyside and the river at Prosser. The entire trail is paved and parallels the Yakima Valley Highway, Interstate 82 and Wine Country Road, as well as the railroad tracks. ...
  • Marymoor Connector Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Although short, the Marymoor Connector Trail provides an important link between the Sammamish River Trail (an 11-mile route that heads north to Bothell and the Burke-Gilman Trail) and the East Lake Sammamish Trail (which heads 11 miles south ...
  • Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 17 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    The Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Trail is open to hikers and horseback riders. The trail can be difficult to navigate in places, since other trails link with it (some unmaintained). There are a few stream and forest road crossings. For more ...
  • North Creek Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 7.25 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    The North Creek Trail links the cities of Bothell, Mill Creek and Everett, as well as the communities in between. The trail also provides access to the Sammamish River Trail. The trail follows a wooded corridor with some gentle hills interspersed ...
  • North Creek Trail (Connection Project)

    State: WA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface:

    Snohomish County is moving on efforts to close the gap between the two completed portions of the North Creek Trail. In late 2009, Snohomish County began Phase I of its plan to build a section of North Creek Trail between Filbert Road and North ...
  • Olympic Discovery Trail - Blyn to Elwha River

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 35.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This nearly 30-mile section of the planned 126-mile Olympic Discovery Trail crosses restored trestles over creeks and rivers, traverses hills and gentle terrain, passes through forests, prairie, tribal land and small cities, and runs intermittently ...
  • Olympic Discovery Trail - Spruce Railroad Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 19.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

    The U.S. Army’s spruce production division built the 36-mile Spruce Railroad to transport timber to Port Angeles during World War I. The line was forged through forest and tunnels blasted through rock in less than five months. 19 days before ...
  • Olympic Discovery Trail East - Port Townsend

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 7.3 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Port Townsend waterfront marks the eastern endpoint of the 126-mile Olympic Discovery Trail. This section of trail is named after Larry Scott, one of the many dedicated volunteers who have been working for 25 years to develop the Olympic ...
  • Padden Parkway Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 5.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Padden Parkway Trail provides a paved, 5-mile route across northeastern Vancouver, connecting neighborhoods and shopping areas. Trail-goers are separated from the busy four-lane roadway by a wide, well-manicured median. On its western end, ...
  • Prairie Line Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface:

    The Prairie Line Trail will be an excellent example of an urban trail that brings people right through the heart of downtown Tacoma, passing through the revitalized Brewery District, the University of Washington, museums and mixed use developments ...
  • Preston-Snoqualmie Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 6.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This trail rewards users with an interesting view of Snoqualmie Falls after experiencing several miles of western Washington forests. A short series of switchbacks near the mid-point can be a challenge to some users.
  • Pullman Riverwalk

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 0.42 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Pullman's Downtown Riverwalk trail is part of system of trails that make a loop around the city. The Riverwalk runs for a short distance through downtown, linking with the College Hill Climb Trail on the north end and the Koppel Farm Trail on ...
  • Puyallup Riverwalk Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 4.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Puyallup Riverwalk Trail traces the tree-lined shoreline in northern Puyallup, a few miles southeast of Tacoma. The paved pathway consists of two completed segments with about a mile of residential roadway and sidewalks in between. As you ...
  • Railroad Trail (WA)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The Railroad Trail through east Bellingham runs for more than 3 miles between the city's Bloedel Donovan Park and Memorial Park, providing an off-road alternative to the cross-town route of Alabama Street. Following an old railroad right-of-way, ...
  • Rainier Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Rainier Trail brings trail users from the 11-mile East Lake Sammamish Trail south through downtown Issaquah. The paved trail provides access to a number of recreational, cultural and civic amenities, including a local community center, senior ...
  • Redmond Central Connector

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 1.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Redmond Central Connector will one day stretch 4 miles along a former rail line, the Redmond Spur of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. Currently, one mile is complete in downtown Redmond from the Bear Creek Trail to the Sammamish ...
  • Richland Riverfront Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    From Columbia Point Marina Park at the south end to USS Triton Submarine Memorial Park in the north, the Richland Riverfront Trail offers seven miles of scenic paved trail immediately adjacent to the roaring Columbia River. Along the way, the ...
  • Riverfront Trail (WA)

    State: WA
    Length: 1.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Castle Rock's popular Riverfront Trail originates at its main trailhead in Lion's Pride Park, which offers covered picnic areas. Following a dike north along the Cowlitz River from the park, the trail passes residences, industrial properties ...
  • Ruston Way Path

    State: WA
    Length: 2.53 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The delightful Ruston Way Path sits in the Old Town neighborhood of northern Tacoma. Its linear, flat and paved nature make it a cinch for all travelers and it offers lovely views of Commencement Bay, sandy beaches and majestic Mount Rainier. The ...
  • Sacagawea Heritage Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 23 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Sacagawea Heritage Trail is a scenic river trek along the Columbia River through the Tri-Cities of Richland, Kennewick and Pasco in southeastern Washington. The trail is a 23-mile blacktop loop trail with portions on both sides of the Columbia ...
  • Salmon Creek Greenway Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Salmon Creek Greenway Trail offers a scenic natural getaway in northern Vancouver. The paved, tree-lined trail winds along the creek and through wetlands for 3 miles, offering access to Salmon Creek Park and Klineline Pond on its eastern end. ...
  • Sammamish River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 11 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Sammamish River Trail skirts the river that connects Lake Sammamish to Lake Washington. Along the way, enjoy views of the water, the Cascade foothills, and lush wooded areas. It's entirely paved, but a parallel soft-surface trail between ...
  • Scott Pierson Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Scott Pierson Trail runs parallel to State Route 16 for most of its journey from 25th Street in Tacoma to 24th Street on the southern edge of Gig Harbor. The 5-mile trail is a safe and convenient option for bicyclists and pedestrians to ...
  • Seattle Waterfront Pathway

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The highly urban Seattle Waterfront Pathway is a continuation of the Elliot Bay Trail and carries on south from Broad Street south to South Royal Brougham Way. The trail parallels Alaskan Way along Elliot Bay, past ferry terminals, cruise ship ...
  • Ship Canal Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 1.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Across the waterway from its big brother (the Burke-Gilman Trail), the Ship Canal Trail runs along the southern edge of the Lake Washington Ship Canal near Seattle Pacific University. The trail links the Burke-Gilman Trail via the Fremont Avenue ...
  • Similkameen Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    The Similkameen Trail begins on the western outskirts of Oroville, a small town in north-central Washington just a few miles south of the Canadian border. Following the historic Great Northern Railroad right-of-way, the gravel and dirt pathway ...
  • Snoqualmie Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 31.5 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Gravel

    The Snoqualmie Valley Trail traverses one of northwest Washington's most beautiful agricultural landscapes, passing through several communities and taking in parks, natural areas and farmland. In addition, the trail incorporates railroad trestles ...
  • Soos Creek Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Soos Creek Trail travels through heavily wooded forest on a north-south route spanning the eastern edge of the Seattle suburb of Kent. Following the path of its namesake creek, the trail begins just a short distance from scenic Lake Meridian ...
  • Soundview Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The scenic Soundview Trail runs along and through the Chambers Bay public golf course—future site of the U.S. Open in 2015—within Pierce County's Chambers Creek Regional Park. The 2-mile trail links at both ends with the slightly shorter Grandview ...
  • South Bay Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

    The South Bay Trail is an urban delight where lots is happening along the waterfront in Bellingham. The trail surfaces varies from crushed stone to paved and offers views of Bellingham Bay, bustling with activity. At Taylor Doc Trestle and Plaza ...
  • Spokane Iron Bridge

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 0.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    On the eastern side of Spokane, a striking iron railroad bridge spans 560 feet across the Spokane River. Built in 1911 by the Oregon & Washington Railroad and Navigation Company, the bridge serviced mining areas in the Coeur d'Alene district ...
  • Spokane Valley-Millwood Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 6.5 miles
    Surface:

    The Spokane Valley-Millwood trail will connect on both ends to the Centennial Trail, providing a loop and access for residents of Spokane Valley to the non-motorized network of trails in Spokane. The trail will use the abandoned Great Northern ...
  • Squires Lake Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 0.4 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    The Squires Lake Trail offers a short, but scenic, route along a former railroad grade about 13 miles south of Bellingham, the largest city in Whatcom County. The surface is dirt and gravel, but the trail is well maintained and well marked. ...
  • State Route 20 Arboreta Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The State Route 20 Arboreta Trail—also known as the Highway 20 Trail—was developed in the 1970s after a donation of the right-of-way to the City of Burlington by a private citizen. The trail, which is wedged between SR 20/Cascade Highway and ...
  • Sumner Link Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Sumner Link Trail provides an important connection between the Interurban Trail and the Puyallup Riverwalk Trail. On its 8-mile journey, the trail follows the White River, offering views of the water, meadows, and farm fields. Note that a portion ...
  • Sylvia Creek Forestry Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

    The Sylvia Creek Forestry Trail is located in Lake Sylvia State Park north of Montesano on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. The interpretive trail winds through the deep forest and alongside scenic creeks and ponds. The trail follows an old logging ...
  • Tolt Pipeline Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 17.4 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel, Sand

    The Tolt Pipeline Trail serves as a major connection between Duvall, Washington, and the Sammamish River in Bothell. The trail follows a water pipeline right-of-way and is not recommended for all trail users. The majority of traffic consists ...
  • Tommy Thompson Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 3.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Tommy Thompson Trail follows an abandoned corridor of the old Burlington Northern Railway and is named for a man who ran a narrow-gauge railway along the Fidalgo Island shore. Parts of the track is still visible in places (northern section ...
  • Wallace Falls Railway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass

    The name "Wallace", after which the falls, river, lake and mountain are named, is Indian in origin named after Sarah "Kwayaylsh". Joe and Sarah "Kwayaylsh", members of the Skykomish Indian Tribe, homesteaded near the present town of Startup ...
  • West Campus Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 1.04 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The West Campus Trail provides access from the BPA Trail to Federal Way's West Campus medical centers. The short trail also offers the many surrounding neighborhoods a safe off-street connection to the highlights along the BPA Trail, including ...
  • Whatcom County and Bellingham Interurban Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

    The Interurban Trail links the Fairhaven section of Bellingham with Larrabee State Park to the south. The mixed-surface trail follows an old railway corridor on a mostly level grade, except for one steep section through Arroyo Park. The route ...
  • Whitehorse Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 8.6 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Gravel

    WARNING: In March 2014, a mudslide and subsequent flooding of the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River wiped out the Whitehorse Trail, along with the adjacent State Route 530. The disaster destroyed entire communities, and dozens of people ...
  • Willapa Hills Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 56 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone

    The Willapa Hills Trail runs 56 miles between Chehalis and South Bend in Washington state. Formerly a Northern Pacific Railway, this corridor was rail banked and is in the process of being converted into a rail-trail. Though both ends are paved, ...
  • Woodland Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

    The Woodland Trail connects the cities of Olympia and Lacey with a linear trail and park along the abandoned Burlington Northern corridor. The 5 mile long trail connects in the center with the Chehalis Western Trail to form a wonderful network ...
  • Yakima Greenway

    State: WA
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Yakima Greenway is a gem of a trail, connecting residents with the outdoors by providing access to the Yakima River, lakes, parks, nature trails, protected conservation areas and the Yakima Area Arboretum. There are wildlife viewing platforms ...
  • Yakima Greenway (Naches to Yakima)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface:

    The Yakima Greenway's Naches to Yakima segment is a work in progress, currently extending between the railroad depot in Naches and heading southeast toward Yakima, ending 3.5 miles later at Low Road. The trail follows a railbanked corridor along ...
  • Yelm-Tenino Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Yelm-Tenino Trail runs for nearly 14 miles between the trail's namesake towns, following the old corridor of the Burlington Northern Railroad. The trail also links the community of Rainier, which is near the midpoint. Begin near Yelm City ...