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 Hall and end in Tenino City Park.
The trail parallels State Route 507 while passing through a mixed landscape of farmland, forested areas and suburban back yards. You'll also pass by a lake and cross the Deschute River. The Yelm-Tenino Trail intersects with the 22-mile Chehalis Western Trail
just east of the river.
You can access the trail from just about every road crossing. The trailhead in Yelm is behind the city hall at 105 W. Yelm Avenue. Here you'll find picnic tables and more trail information.
In Rainier, the trailhead is between Centre Street and Minnesota Street (behind the market).
In Tenino you can park at the city park, 309 Park Avenue.
It was a cloudy day with the threat of rain on the horizon, but our spirits were not dampened and we perservered. We took the Tenino to Yelm and back route and it was in my opinion, the way to go. Some of the root heaves have been ground down a bit, but ...
TRAILBEAR IN THE BOONIES – The Yelm-Tenino Trail
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