Mountain Biking 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 ...
  • Ben 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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-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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 - 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...