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: 22.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The 22.5-mile Cascade Trail—boasting 12 benches, 23 trestles, and two bridges made from repurposed railcars—-follows the Skagit River as it parallels State Route 20 into the Cascade foothills of northwest Washington (ending in Concrete). The ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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: 3 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    The well-maintained Cowiche Canyon Trail crosses nine bridges over Cowiche Creek on a mostly flat pathway flanked by walls of Columbia River Basalt and other rock forms. The trail is managed by the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy, which owns and ...
  • East Lake Sammamish Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 11 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The East Lake Sammamish Trail is an important link in the Mountains to Sound Greenway, a 1.5 million–acre landscape stretching from Seattle to Central Washington. Its origins hail from the Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway, whose line ...
  • 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

    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Interurban Trail (Bellingham)

    Rail-Trail

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

    Spectacular views across Bellingham Bay to the San Juan Islands and beyond reward visitors of this Interurban Trail. All they have to do is find a clearing along the wooded path that runs a fairly level course across the Chuckanut Mountains ...
  • Issaquah-Preston Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 4.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    Suburban sprawl gives way to deep forest and rural farm lots as this rail-trail follows an uphill grade from Issaquah to the outskirts of Preston. The Issaquah–Preston Trail is among a group of trails in the Mountains to Sound Greenway that ...
  • John Wayne Pioneer Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 253 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Crushed Stone, Sand

    Spanning an estimated 253 miles, the John Wayne Pioneer Trail is the longest rail-trail conversion in the United States. Much of it is so remote and desolate, however, that weeks will pass in some sections where the only visitors are coyotes, ...
  • Klickitat Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 29.6 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    Discover a rare trail adventure in the hills above the Columbia River as you traverse a remote canyon and a National Scenic Area, as well as 11 miles of nationally designated Wild and Scenic River, along the Klickitat Trail. The 1903 Columbia ...
  • 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: 19.6 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 ...
  • 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 follows a river by the same name that drains the high country across the border in British Columbia. The dirt and gravel rail-trail crosses a scenic high bridge to enter a dramatic river gorge that leads to a waterfall. ...
  • Snoqualmie Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

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

    The Snoqualmie Valley Trail rolls from verdant dairy land in the north to a clear blue mountain lake in the south. Along the way, travelers are treated to numerous trestle crossings, historic towns, views of mountains and farmland, and a roaring ...
  • 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: 3.7 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass

    Located in the Cascade foothills near the town of Gold Bar, the Wallace Falls Railway Trail (Railroad Grade) climbs 2.5 miles to meet a separate, 1.5-mile riverside ascent to Wallace Falls. The trail traces the path of wood-fired logging ...
  • Whitehorse Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 9.4 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Gravel

    Two sections of the Whitehorse Trail, which runs along a former Burlington Northern rail line, are currently open for use. The eastern end of the trail spans nearly 7 miles between Darrington and the historic Old Fortson Mill. West of there, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...