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Explore the best rated trails in Centralia, WA. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Cushman Trail and Yelm-Tenino Trail. With more than 25 trails covering 197 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.
Rode a road tandem pulling a trailer with two doges from Pe Ell to rainbow falls state park and back. Had a great time, but should have had our fat tire tandem. Our 700-35 tires on the loose gravel, apparently layer down on the wet areas, made the going more work than fun. My other issue was the barriers at the road crossings to keep motorized vehicles off the trail. They use 2 metal posts instead of 1. This is more difficult to navigate on a tandem especially pulling a trailer. All said I will h ride this trail again.
Nice ride, but I probably won’t ride this trail again though. I started at the Showare Center in Kent. There were a lot of homeless camps scattered throughout the trail in Kent, and I got sideways looks from a few people sitting on chairs posted outside of their encampments. None of them seemed like they were gonna start something, just made me feel a bit uncomfortable.
April 24, 2023. First nice day this spring on the Tenino to Yelm trail (Tenino to Yelm and back).. A number of rough spots in the end near Yelm but most marked with yellow paint if you watch for them. Five or six road crossing about half cross paved side roads and half gravel drive ways. One crosses two lane highway had great sight lines and very little traffic to wait for. I may have seen 6 other cyclist and four walking during the out and back ride. And one other recumbent trike near the Tenino depot park.
We rode from Yelm to the Yelm hwy. overpass. Nice condition all the way.
I have ridden this trail three times now start to finish and it is hands down my favorite around. People complain because it's not paved the whole way but that is my favorite part. It's not all cookie cutter and neat, it is an adventure! 56 miles of the most beautiful scenery you have ever seen. I am going to ride it start to finish for the fourth time next weekend. Can't wait! If God rode, this would be His trail. 5 stars!
We found this hike and were so happy to complete it. Beautiful views.
This is a wonderful trail, the parking lots do have 2 hour parking signs but they don’t seem to be enforced. I have parked there 5 times with no issues and I was talking to some local resident trail users and they said they have never been ticketed. They think the signs are to discourage carpool parking or overnight camping. Nice restrooms too.
Rode from South Bend to past Raymond yesterday. There are lots of tree roots making it dangerous. Once you get past Raymond it is fairly smooth and asphalt for about a mile then it turns to gravel, which was much smoother riding. Trouble is after a couple of miles the trail is no longer navigable. All broke up with chunks in it. I wouldn’t hike it at that point. Why aren’t our tax dollars being used to keep it usable? Grays Harbor County and Lewis County deserve a better trail.
We started in South Bend and went as far as we could to Heckard Road. The trail comes to an end there. Past that point it is impassable on a bike. From South Bend to Raymond is very lumpy, close to dangerous. We crossed the highway in Raymond and the trail was pretty good even though it turned to gravel after a mile or so. The gravel was smooth. We wouldn’t do this trail again. We plan to try other sections.
If you like hills, this trail is great. If you don’t like hills (like me), not so great of a trail.
Portions of the trail were fixed for the STP in July. Much nicer now.
This trail is the most poorly maintained in the State!
The vegetation along the trail is severely overgrown. In places from Adna to Rainbow Falls the center of the trail is overgrown by weeds and grasses. In others the blackberry bushes have formed a gauntlet so that the path is just wide enough for a single bicycle to ride past without risking a puncture.
The bridge abutments all along the path have steep gaps. A cyclist going at any speed risks going head over and at the very least a bent rim.
There is a fallen tree, that has obviously been there a while, over the path at chest level of most riders. Any cyclist going at speed risks being close-lined.
Most of the trail is deep, loose gravel. It is difficult to get traction or maintain balance while riding there.
The barriers to automobile traffic are placed at irregular widths so that there is very little room to get by. I ride a recumbent trike and without exception my mirrors were out further than the pylons. It is my understanding that all public areas have to have openings at least as wide as a standard wheelchair. It is not the case here.
I brought this information to Washington Parks Department attention and ended up in a voicemail maze.
It is a shame that the only place that should be safe for cyclists in Lewis County is in such poor repair.
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