Inline Skating 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Bill Chipman Palouse Trail

    Rail-Trail

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

    The Bill Chipman Palouse Trail stretches 7.1 miles through the rolling wheat fields of the Palouse region, offering a convenient, paved connection between Washington State University and the University of Idaho. The trail follows a piece ...
  • Burke-Gilman Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 18.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Burke-Gilman Trail is as much a thoroughfare for commuting to work and the University of Washington as it is a staple for social recreation and fitness. Built in the 1970s, the trail was among the first rail-trails in the country and helped ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cedar River Trail (WA)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 15.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    The Cedar River Trail follows the old Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad corridor on a straight, flat shot out of the sprawling Seattle metro area and into the rural countryside. Beginning at the edge of Renton's historic downtown, ...
  • 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, presents views of rapids and waterfalls on its 37.5-mile snaky run from the Idaho border through downtown Spokane to the rocky canyons west of town. As ...
  • 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: 21.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Chehalis Western Trail follows the route of a Weyerhaeuser Timber Co. railroad by the same name that carried millions of logs out of Washington forests to the coast for shipment from the 1920s to 1980s. Today, the 21.2-mile trail is the ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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: 6.1 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: 8.3 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 ...
  • Elliott Bay Trail (Terminal 91 Bike Path)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 3.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Elliott Bay offers trail users the opportunity to enjoy art, history, and a wide variety of outdoor activities in a beautiful waterfront setting. Myrtle Edwards Park is adjacent to the Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle Art Museum, and a public ...
  • Fish Lake Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Fish Lake Trail leaves West Spokane and runs south through open forest to reach Queen Lucas Lake, which is 1.5 miles north of the trail's ultimate planned destination, Fish Lake Regional Park. Upon completion of this gap, two bridges over ...
  • Foothills Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 30 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

    The Foothills Trail is a 30-mile collection of six unconnected segments of the old Burlington Northern Railway that served the farming, coal-mining, and logging economies near the base of Mount Rainier. The longest section is a paved trail ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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

    The Green River Trail currently stretches nearly 20 miles through the industrial heart of the Green River Valley from the southern suburbs of Seattle to Kent, connecting to a number of neighborhoods and parks. As you might expect, the trail ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • Interurban Trail (North)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 24 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Interurban Trail between Seattle and Everett stitches together a dense residential and commercial patchwork that the original electric railway helped to grow in the early part of the 20th century. The 24-mile trail also goes through the ...
  • Interurban Trail (South)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 18.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Interurban Trail (South) connects several towns south of Seattle along the historic route of the Puget Sound Electric Railway. The trolley ran between Tacoma and Seattle from 1902 to 1928, falling victim to the growing popularity of cars ...
  • 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.
  • 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. ...
  • Lowell Riverfront Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 1.75 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

    The Lowell Riverfront Trail is a multi-use trail located within Rotary Park. The paved trail travels from the park entrance to the north end following the Snohomish River. You can encounter numerous wildlife such as owls, river otters, orioles, ...
  • Lower Yakima Valley Pathway

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lower Yakima Valley Pathway offers trail users the opportunity to experience great wines (produced from grapes grown in the area's rich volcanic-ash soil), interesting shops, and local hospitality and entertainment as they traverse three ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Olympic Discovery Trail - Blyn to Elwha River

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 34.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 35 miles of Olympic Discovery Trail sandwiched between Sequim Bay and the Elwha River are considered the trail system's crown jewel. Bounded by a sparkling tidal estuary in the east and a recently undammed river in the west, the rail-trail ...
  • Olympic Discovery Trail - Spruce Railroad Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 19.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    Sitka spruce is unique to the temperate rain forests of the coastal Pacific Northwest. Its strong, light wood was found to be particularly useful for World War I–era airplanes, so the U.S. Army built the Spruce Railroad to transport this strategic ...
  • 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, ...
  • Pigeon Creek Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 0.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Pigeon Creek Trail runs along an operating port terminal and users of the trail are are protected from the secured industrial terminal by a fence, which runs along side the trail. You will occassionaly catch trains going by but it is relatively ...
  • Preston-Snoqualmie Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 6.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 6.5-mile paved Preston-Snoqualmie Trail meanders through Snoqualmie Valley, with a short roadside section and crossing. It crosses a set of unpaved yet accommodating switchbacks that replace a trestle from the old Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Sammamish River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 11 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Sammamish River Trail rolls along smoothly through a wide, scenic greenway that's home to riverside parks and farms, as well as a growing wine industry. The trail is the center link of the Seattle area's locks-to-lakes corridor, which connects ...
  • 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 ...
  • Snohomish County Centennial Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 30.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    History lures visitors to the Snohomish County Centennial Trail. Trail users are reminded of old-time river and railroad settlements in the historically preserved storefronts and homes in Snohomish and Arlington. Illustrated displays at the ...
  • 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—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 ...
  • Sumner Link Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 5.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Sumner Link Trail provides an important connection between the Interurban Trail and the Puyallup Riverwalk Trail. Along the way, the trail follows the White River, offering views of the water, meadows, and farm fields. Note that a portion of ...
  • Tommy Thompson Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 3.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Though relatively short at 3.3 miles, the Tommy Thompson Trail stands tall in the ferry port of Anacortes for its notable 2,000-foot-long paved trestle spanning picturesque Fidalgo Bay. Enjoyed locally for family outings, sightseeing, and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Willapa Hills Trail

    Rail-Trail

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

    An adventure awaits those who tackle all, or part, of the 56-mile-long Willapa Hills Trail in southwestern Washington. The former Northern Pacific Railway line rolls through remote farm and forestland as it links Chehalis in the east with South ...
  • Woodland Trail

    Rail-Trail

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

    Commuters move between the cities of Olympia and Lacey along a former Burlington Northern corridor now known as the Woodland Trail. The Chehalis Western Trail runs north and south from the midpoint of the Woodland Trail, forming a county 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 ...
  • Yelm-Tenino Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 14-mile Yelm-Tenino Trail travels through the rural towns of Yelm, Rainier, and Tenino on a paved route through agricultural areas, forests, and wetlands. Commuters can access Olympia, Lacey, and other areas of Thurston County on a triad ...