Horseback Riding Trails in Washington

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  • 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 ...
  • Bellingham Interurban Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 6.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    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 ...
  • Cascade Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 22.5 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: 15.7 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 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 Western Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 21.2 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cowiche Canyon Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 3 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 ...
  • 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: 9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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: 30 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

    The Foothills Trail follows 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, the longest completed section of ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Interurban Trail (North)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 24 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 ...
  • Issaquah-Preston Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 4.8 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: Ballast, Crushed Stone, Sand

    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Olympic Discovery Trail - Blyn to Elwha River

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 35.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This 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 beside ...
  • Olympic Discovery Trail - Spruce Railroad Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 10.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Snohomish County Centennial Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 31.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Snohomish County Centennial Trail currently runs for 31.5 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • South Bay Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 2.5 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, Grass, Gravel

    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, ...