Walking 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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.
  • Coal Creek Trail (WA)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 3.7 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Grass, Woodchips

    The Coal Creek Trail offers trail users a wealth of coal history, fitness, and nature in a forested fish and wildlife habitat, with interpretive signs that highlight the relics to be found along the 3.7-mile soft-mulch route. Moderate and ...
  • 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: 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cross Kirkland Corridor

    Rail-Trail

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

    True to its name, the Cross Kirkland Corridor traverses the city for nearly six miles, connecting eight neighborhoods, four major business districts, more than a dozen parks, and several public schools. Google, a major employer in the area, ...
  • 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: 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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

    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 ...
  • 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 (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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Iron Goat Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Crushed Stone

    From Iron Goat Trail Sixty miles northeast of Seattle, the trail goes along the upper and lower sections of an abandoned Great Northern Railway grade. Travel nine miles through a lovely forests of ferns, alders and evergreens from the Iron ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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: 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Necklace Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 7.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    From Mt. Baker-Snoqualamie National Forest: The first 1.5 miles of the trail follows an old railroad grade, then enters Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Once crossing the river at milepost 5.0, the trail becomes very steep and rough, climbing 2,550 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Olympic Discovery Trail, which will one day stretch 126 miles from Puget Sound to the Pacific Ocean. This section of trail is named in memory of Larry Scott, one of the many dedicated ...
  • 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 ...
  • Prairie Line Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 0.3 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Crushed Stone

    The Prairie Line Trail will run through downtown Tacoma along the former Northern Pacific Railroad that was established here in 1873. Tacoma was the terminus of the rail line that stretched all the way to the Great Lakes. The first of three ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • South Bay Trail

    Rail-Trail

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

    The South Bay Trail is a tourist's dream and a sweet summer spot for locals. The small city of Bellingham, 20 miles from the Canadian border, lies between 10,781-foot Mount Baker and Bellingham Bay and is home to Western Washington University. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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: 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 ...
  • 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: 3.3 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • West Tiger Railroad Grade

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt

  • Whistle Punk Interpretive Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WA
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    ,a href="http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/recreation/trails/locations/mta-0059-whistle-punk.shtml">US Forest Service: This trail is a barrier-free interpretive trail that tells the story of forest management from a historical perspective. Signs ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...