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Explore the best rated trails in Burlington, WA, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Olympic Discovery Trail and Pigeon Creek Trail . With more than 29 trails covering 4024 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
Great trail! Signage is pretty clear and it's a fun bike ride. I'm going to try some longer trails after this.
Rode the trail from darrington to trafton with a car at both ends on a bluebird day. Blue sky, fall colors, salmon swimming upstream. What a day! Enjoyed the eastern half of the trail a bit more than the western half. It was more wooded and further away from Hwy 530. It was also narrower so difficult to ride abreast. Eastern half is all gravel while western half has several extended paved sections. Don’t know how those decisions were made. Crossed well over a dozen bridges/trestles on the trail. The bridges were slick as snot due to wet leaves so use caution
Did most of this trail today (starting in Sedro-Woolley)—38.2 miles in total. We turned around just before Hurn Field Conservation Area. There’s a big tree down across the trail at Hamilton Junction but you can get over it (although tough lifting a 65 pound e-bike). There’s also a partially collapsed trestle bridge over a creek that had no water in it. No problem still getting over bridge—just have to get off your bike. Overall, a beautiful trail that is in pretty good shape. One area has some deep ruts. Fall colors of deciduous trees were wonderful. Trail got less and less busy as we got closer to Concrete but not busy for a sunny Sunday. Some parts you’re close to Hwy. 20 unfortunately.
While I understand the need to use RTT as a form of economic development, it sure would be mighty appreciated to include some landmark state and county parks. We spent far too much time planning for this. Yup that’s part of the adventure but still.
We were four road bikers who spent four days biking from NE of Blyn (where the paved trail began off of Old Blyn Hwy) to LaPush. We knew there would be some stretches of unpaved trails and multi-use roadways, so we made sure we had vehicle support. Our tour was successful but we would caution bikers who might expect a pleasant, uninterrupted journey. Twice we opted to load the bikes and ride in the car because of heavy truck traffic and no shoulders; so, if you're prepared to endure the wind from a passing logging truck, have at it. We met several "endurance" cyclists that we admired greatly - a lone mom on an eBike with a 5-year-old girl who could choose to ride in the well-equipped front-mounted carriage or walk while Mom walked (and pushed the bike). They had experienced a flat rear tire in pouring down rain the previous day that took its toll with a one-mile push-the-bike and a 4-hour wait while other good Samaritans helped them change the tire when an arranged tow vehicle called to say they were too busy to put them on their list. Another two ladies each cycling with trailers, one with one child and the other with two, were loaded to bear with three balance bikes on top of their overnight gear. As we passed them I checked my computer - 6 & 7% grade. We enjoyed the trail and hope to do it again when there are more sections of separated and paved trails. The Spruce RR Trail was wonderful, the highlight of the trip, but a real challenge for the SAG driver to find the other end in order to bike backwards toward the rest of us bikers, our mode of getting the most biking possible without giving up the SAG.
I was trying to do this trail but once you get out of fairhaven, there is a closed bridge and no clear way around it unfortunately. I ended up just doing some road biking instead. Other then that i really enjoyed the sections of the trail that were accessible.
So much about this trail was great. Easy to find parking at the park ($1). Trail very well marked. Other riders very polite, although I could see where it could get very crowded. The farther north you go, there are connecting trails. We only had one day, but could have spent a week exploring. We rode in the mist. It is a rain or shine experience.
We started our ride from the Birch Bay State Park and headed north around the Semiahmoo area on Birch Point Road, Which connects to this trail right before it goes out onto the spit. We tried biking down the trail and back up the hill from the spit and found it very difficult with all the tree roots that have made the path very uneven and unsafe, when traveling at any speed. It’s a beautiful walking trail, but not so great for biking.
We rode this Trail all the way far past where it says it's closed at the RV Park across the bay on the walk/ bike Bridge to the street
FYI, it's a buck to park in Lot K, the Marymoor Park trailhead. The machines accept dollar bill (no change) or credit card.
Smooth paved ride from Redmond trailhead to Bothell, and onto the Burke-Gilman there two days ago (May 26) - 24 miles up-and-back on my hybrid bike.
Allergy sufferers be aware: cottonwoods are shedding their "cotton" - the air is full of the stuff, like it's snowing lightly - not sure when it ends, but there's plenty of "cotton" still on the trees - and not sure when it began but the river is dusted in white, and there are places where the edge of the trail looks snow-drifted, thick with the stuff. Thickest in the few miles at either end of the trail.
My Friday midday ride (11:30 or so to 2) did see walkers along a few miles at the Redmond end, in Woodinville, and at the Bothell end, and other cyclists and a couple rollerskaters, but did not feel crowded, and I expressed and experienced politeness throughout.
The section north of Redmond to Woodinville is agricultural and lovely. A farmwife was just pulling in her "see the quilts" sign as I passed.
The park and arbors the trail passes through/by in Woodinville are lovely.
The first couple miles continuing west on the Burke-Gilman, in Bothell, were a dramatic change - urban, noisy, running alongside busy State Route 522.
I did not detect any odors from the river.
Not a lot of shade on this ride, so sunscreen up if you're riding midday.
There is one curlyqueue of tight turns on the Redmond end. A couple narrow bridges at either end.
Trail intersections are remarkably well marked - the once when not, I needed to just follow the trail's yellow-marked center line.
Surprised to see this amazing trail that has great bed and breakfasts along it is not noted as part of the Great American Rail Trail. It sure would help demonstrate more GART completion if it was.
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