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Length
Surfaces
Type

Alki Trail

5.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

BPA Trail

3.83 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Bay to Baker Trail (Maple Falls to Glacier)

7.5 mi
State: WA
Dirt, Gravel

Bear Creek Trail (WA)

1.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Burke-Gilman Trail

18.8 mi
State: WA
Asphalt
Accordion

Cascade Trail

22.5 mi
State: WA
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Cedar River Trail (WA)

15.7 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Gravel

Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop

3.6 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Chief Sealth Trail

4 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

City of Snoqualmie Centennial Trail

0.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Coal Creek Trail (WA)

3.7 mi
State: WA
Ballast, Dirt, Grass, Woodchips

Cross Kirkland Corridor

5.8 mi
State: WA
Gravel

Des Moines Creek Trail

2.2 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Duwamish Bikeway

2.95 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

East Lake Sammamish Trail

11 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Eastside Rail Trail

42 mi
State: WA

Green River Trail

19.6 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Green-to-Cedar Rivers Trail

3.75 mi
State: WA
Gravel

Guemes Channel Trail

1.2 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Gravel

I-90 Trail

8.8 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Concrete

Interurban Trail (North)

24 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Interurban Trail (South)

18.1 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Iron Goat Trail

8 mi
State: WA
Ballast, Crushed Stone

Issaquah-Preston Trail

4.8 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Gravel

John Wayne Pioneer Trail

253 mi
State: WA
Ballast, Crushed Stone, Sand

Kulshan Creek Trail

2.9 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Concrete

Lowell Riverfront Trail

1.75 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

Marymoor Connector Trail

1.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Trail

17 mi
State: WA
Dirt, Gravel

Necklace Valley Trail

7.5 mi
State: WA
Dirt

North Creek Trail

7.25 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Dirt

Olympic Discovery Trail East - Port Townsend

7.3 mi
State: WA
Crushed Stone

Pigeon Creek Trail

0.9 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Preston-Snoqualmie Trail

6.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Rainier Trail

2.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Concrete

Redmond Central Connector

1.1 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Concrete

Sammamish River Trail

11 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Seattle Waterfront Pathway

2 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Ship Canal Trail

1.9 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Snohomish County Centennial Trail

30.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Snoqualmie Valley Trail

31.5 mi
State: WA
Ballast, Gravel

Soos Creek Trail

6 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Squires Lake Trail

0.4 mi
State: WA
Dirt, Gravel

State Route 20 Arboreta Trail

1.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Tolt Pipeline Trail

17.4 mi
State: WA
Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Tommy Thompson Trail

3.3 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Wallace Falls Railway Trail

3.7 mi
State: WA
Dirt, Grass

West Campus Trail

1.04 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

West Tiger Railroad Grade

4 mi
State: WA
Ballast, Dirt

Whitehorse Trail

9.4 mi
State: WA
Ballast, Gravel
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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 ...
WA 5.5 mi 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 ...
WA 3.83 mi Asphalt
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 ...
WA 7.5 mi Dirt, Gravel
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 ...
WA 1.5 mi 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 ...
WA 18.8 mi Asphalt
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 ...
WA 22.5 mi Crushed Stone, 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 ...
WA 15.7 mi Asphalt, Gravel
Accordion
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 ...
WA 3.6 mi 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, ...
WA 4 mi Asphalt
Snoqualimie's half-mile, paved trail runs parallel to railroad tracks and SR 202 through downtown. The scenic trail provides a nice break for a short walk or ride. The city's trail also meets the Snoqualmie ...
WA 0.5 mi Asphalt
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 ...
WA 3.7 mi Ballast, Dirt, Grass, Woodchips
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. ...
WA 5.8 mi Gravel
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 ...
WA 2.2 mi 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 ...
WA 2.95 mi Asphalt
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 ...
WA 11 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The 42-mile corridor that extends from Renton to Snohomish is now under public ownership. Last December, the Port of Seattle purchased the BNSF Eastside Rail Corridor, with King County purchasing a trail ...
WA 42 mi
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 ...
WA 3.4 mi 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 ...
WA 19.6 mi Asphalt
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 ...
WA 3.75 mi 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 ...
WA 1.2 mi Asphalt, Gravel
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 ...
WA 8.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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. ...
WA 24 mi 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 ...
WA 18.1 mi Asphalt
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, ...
WA 8 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone
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 ...
WA 4.8 mi Asphalt, Gravel
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 ...
WA 253 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone, Sand
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 ...
WA 2.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 ...
WA 1.75 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel
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 ...
WA 1.5 mi Asphalt
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 ...
WA 17 mi Dirt, Gravel
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 ...
WA 7.5 mi 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, which connects to the Rail-Trail ...
WA 7.25 mi Asphalt, Dirt
Snohomish County is moving on efforts to close the gap between the two completed portions of the North Creek Trail. In late 2009, Snohomish County began Phase I of its plan to build a section of North ...
WA 2 mi
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 ...
WA 34.7 mi Asphalt
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 ...
WA 7.3 mi Crushed Stone
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 ...
WA 0.9 mi 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 ...
WA 6.5 mi Asphalt
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, ...
WA 2.5 mi 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 ...
WA 1.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 ...
WA 11 mi 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 ...
WA 2 mi 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 ...
WA 1.9 mi 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 ...
WA 30.5 mi Asphalt
Note: As of June 29, 2016, the river bank construction about 5 miles south of Duval that interrupted the trail is mostly complete, but use may be interrupted during the 2016 summer as King County finishes ...
WA 31.5 mi Ballast, Gravel
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 ...
WA 6 mi Asphalt
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 ...
WA 0.4 mi Dirt, Gravel
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 ...
WA 1.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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 ...
WA 17.4 mi Dirt, Gravel, Sand
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 ...
WA 3.3 mi Asphalt
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 ...
WA 3.7 mi Dirt, Grass
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 ...
WA 1.04 mi Asphalt
WA 4 mi Ballast, Dirt
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 ...
WA 9.4 mi Ballast, Gravel

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Trails by activity

Alki Trail

WA - 5.5 miles

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 ...

BPA Trail

WA - 3.83 miles

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 ...

Bear Creek Trail (WA)

WA - 1.5 miles

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 ...

Burke-Gilman Trail

WA - 18.8 miles

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 ...

Accordion

Burke-Gilman Trail

WA - 18.8 miles

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 ...

Cascade Trail

WA - 22.5 miles

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 ...

Cedar River Trail (WA)

WA - 15.7 miles

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 ...

Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop

WA - 3.6 miles

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 ...

Chief Sealth Trail

WA - 4 miles

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, ...

City of Snoqualmie Centennial Trail

WA - 0.5 miles

Snoqualimie's half-mile, paved trail runs parallel to railroad tracks and SR 202 through downtown. The scenic trail provides a nice break for a short walk or ride. The city's trail also meets the Snoqualmie ...

Cross Kirkland Corridor

WA - 5.8 miles

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. ...

Des Moines Creek Trail

WA - 2.2 miles

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 ...

Duwamish Bikeway

WA - 2.95 miles

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 ...

Elliott Bay Trail (Terminal 91 Bike Path)

WA - 3.4 miles

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 ...

Green River Trail

WA - 19.6 miles

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 ...

Guemes Channel Trail

WA - 1.2 miles

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 ...

I-90 Trail

WA - 8.8 miles

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 ...

Interurban Trail (North)

WA - 24 miles

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. ...

Interurban Trail (South)

WA - 18.1 miles

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 ...

Issaquah-Preston Trail

WA - 4.8 miles

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 ...

Kulshan Creek Trail

WA - 2.9 miles

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 ...

Lowell Riverfront Trail

WA - 1.75 miles

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 ...

Marymoor Connector Trail

WA - 1.5 miles

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 ...

North Creek Trail

WA - 7.25 miles

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, which connects to the Rail-Trail ...

Olympic Discovery Trail - Blyn to Elwha River

WA - 34.7 miles

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 ...

Olympic Discovery Trail East - Port Townsend

WA - 7.3 miles

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 ...

Pigeon Creek Trail

WA - 0.9 miles

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 ...

Preston-Snoqualmie Trail

WA - 6.5 miles

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 ...

Rainier Trail

WA - 2.5 miles

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, ...

Redmond Central Connector

WA - 1.1 miles

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 ...

Sammamish River Trail

WA - 11 miles

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 ...

Seattle Waterfront Pathway

WA - 2 miles

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 ...

Ship Canal Trail

WA - 1.9 miles

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 ...

Snohomish County Centennial Trail

WA - 30.5 miles

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 ...

Soos Creek Trail

WA - 6 miles

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 ...

State Route 20 Arboreta Trail

WA - 1.5 miles

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 ...

Tommy Thompson Trail

WA - 3.3 miles

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 ...

West Campus Trail

WA - 1.04 miles

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 ...

Alki Trail

WA - 5.5 miles

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 ...

BPA Trail

WA - 3.83 miles

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 ...

Bay to Baker Trail (Maple Falls to Glacier)

WA - 7.5 miles

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 ...

Bear Creek Trail (WA)

WA - 1.5 miles

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 ...

Accordion

Bear Creek Trail (WA)

WA - 1.5 miles

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 ...

Burke-Gilman Trail

WA - 18.8 miles

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 ...

Cascade Trail

WA - 22.5 miles

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 ...

Cedar River Trail (WA)

WA - 15.7 miles

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 ...

Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop

WA - 3.6 miles

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 ...

Chief Sealth Trail

WA - 4 miles

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, ...

City of Snoqualmie Centennial Trail

WA - 0.5 miles

Snoqualimie's half-mile, paved trail runs parallel to railroad tracks and SR 202 through downtown. The scenic trail provides a nice break for a short walk or ride. The city's trail also meets the Snoqualmie ...

Coal Creek Trail (WA)

WA - 3.7 miles

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 ...

Cross Kirkland Corridor

WA - 5.8 miles

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. ...

Des Moines Creek Trail

WA - 2.2 miles

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 ...

Duwamish Bikeway

WA - 2.95 miles

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 ...

East Lake Sammamish Trail

WA - 11 miles

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 ...

Elliott Bay Trail (Terminal 91 Bike Path)

WA - 3.4 miles

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 ...

Green River Trail

WA - 19.6 miles

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 ...

Green-to-Cedar Rivers Trail

WA - 3.75 miles

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 ...

Guemes Channel Trail

WA - 1.2 miles

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 ...

I-90 Trail

WA - 8.8 miles

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 ...

Interurban Trail (North)

WA - 24 miles

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. ...

Interurban Trail (South)

WA - 18.1 miles

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 ...

Iron Goat Trail

WA - 8 miles

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, ...

Issaquah-Preston Trail

WA - 4.8 miles

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 ...

John Wayne Pioneer Trail

WA - 253 miles

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 ...

Kulshan Creek Trail

WA - 2.9 miles

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 ...

Lowell Riverfront Trail

WA - 1.75 miles

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 ...

Marymoor Connector Trail

WA - 1.5 miles

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 ...

Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Trail

WA - 17 miles

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 ...

Necklace Valley Trail

WA - 7.5 miles

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 ...

North Creek Trail

WA - 7.25 miles

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, which connects to the Rail-Trail ...

Olympic Discovery Trail - Blyn to Elwha River

WA - 34.7 miles

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 ...

Olympic Discovery Trail East - Port Townsend

WA - 7.3 miles

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 ...

Pigeon Creek Trail

WA - 0.9 miles

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 ...

Preston-Snoqualmie Trail

WA - 6.5 miles

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 ...

Rainier Trail

WA - 2.5 miles

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, ...

Redmond Central Connector

WA - 1.1 miles

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 ...

Sammamish River Trail

WA - 11 miles

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 ...

Seattle Waterfront Pathway

WA - 2 miles

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 ...

Ship Canal Trail

WA - 1.9 miles

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 ...

Snohomish County Centennial Trail

WA - 30.5 miles

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 ...

Snoqualmie Valley Trail

WA - 31.5 miles

Note: As of June 29, 2016, the river bank construction about 5 miles south of Duval that interrupted the trail is mostly complete, but use may be interrupted during the 2016 summer as King County finishes ...

Soos Creek Trail

WA - 6 miles

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 ...

Squires Lake Trail

WA - 0.4 miles

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 ...

State Route 20 Arboreta Trail

WA - 1.5 miles

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 ...

Tolt Pipeline Trail

WA - 17.4 miles

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 ...

Tommy Thompson Trail

WA - 3.3 miles

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 ...

Wallace Falls Railway Trail

WA - 3.7 miles

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 ...

West Campus Trail

WA - 1.04 miles

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 ...

Whitehorse Trail

WA - 9.4 miles

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 ...

Alki Trail

WA - 5.5 miles

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 ...

BPA Trail

WA - 3.83 miles

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 ...

Bay to Baker Trail (Maple Falls to Glacier)

WA - 7.5 miles

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 ...

Bear Creek Trail (WA)

WA - 1.5 miles

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 ...

Accordion

Burke-Gilman Trail

WA - 18.8 miles

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 ...

Cascade Trail

WA - 22.5 miles

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 ...

Cedar River Trail (WA)

WA - 15.7 miles

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 ...

Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop

WA - 3.6 miles

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 ...

Chief Sealth Trail

WA - 4 miles

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, ...

City of Snoqualmie Centennial Trail

WA - 0.5 miles

Snoqualimie's half-mile, paved trail runs parallel to railroad tracks and SR 202 through downtown. The scenic trail provides a nice break for a short walk or ride. The city's trail also meets the Snoqualmie ...

Coal Creek Trail (WA)

WA - 3.7 miles

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 ...

Cross Kirkland Corridor

WA - 5.8 miles

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. ...

Des Moines Creek Trail

WA - 2.2 miles

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 ...

Duwamish Bikeway

WA - 2.95 miles

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 ...

East Lake Sammamish Trail

WA - 11 miles

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 ...

Elliott Bay Trail (Terminal 91 Bike Path)

WA - 3.4 miles

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 ...

Green River Trail

WA - 19.6 miles

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 ...

Green-to-Cedar Rivers Trail

WA - 3.75 miles

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 ...

Guemes Channel Trail

WA - 1.2 miles

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 ...

I-90 Trail

WA - 8.8 miles

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 ...

Interurban Trail (North)

WA - 24 miles

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. ...

Interurban Trail (South)

WA - 18.1 miles

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 ...

Iron Goat Trail

WA - 8 miles

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, ...

Issaquah-Preston Trail

WA - 4.8 miles

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 ...

John Wayne Pioneer Trail

WA - 253 miles

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 ...

Kulshan Creek Trail

WA - 2.9 miles

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 ...

Lowell Riverfront Trail

WA - 1.75 miles

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 ...

Marymoor Connector Trail

WA - 1.5 miles

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 ...

Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Trail

WA - 17 miles

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 ...

Necklace Valley Trail

WA - 7.5 miles

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 ...

North Creek Trail

WA - 7.25 miles

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, which connects to the Rail-Trail ...

Olympic Discovery Trail - Blyn to Elwha River

WA - 34.7 miles

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 ...

Olympic Discovery Trail East - Port Townsend

WA - 7.3 miles

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 ...

Pigeon Creek Trail

WA - 0.9 miles

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 ...

Preston-Snoqualmie Trail

WA - 6.5 miles

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 ...

Rainier Trail

WA - 2.5 miles

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, ...

Redmond Central Connector

WA - 1.1 miles

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 ...

Sammamish River Trail

WA - 11 miles

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 ...

Seattle Waterfront Pathway

WA - 2 miles

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 ...

Ship Canal Trail

WA - 1.9 miles

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 ...

Snohomish County Centennial Trail

WA - 30.5 miles

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 ...

Snoqualmie Valley Trail

WA - 31.5 miles

Note: As of June 29, 2016, the river bank construction about 5 miles south of Duval that interrupted the trail is mostly complete, but use may be interrupted during the 2016 summer as King County finishes ...

Soos Creek Trail

WA - 6 miles

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 ...

Squires Lake Trail

WA - 0.4 miles

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 ...

State Route 20 Arboreta Trail

WA - 1.5 miles

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 ...

Tolt Pipeline Trail

WA - 17.4 miles

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 ...

Tommy Thompson Trail

WA - 3.3 miles

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 ...

Wallace Falls Railway Trail

WA - 3.7 miles

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 ...

West Campus Trail

WA - 1.04 miles

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 ...

Whitehorse Trail

WA - 9.4 miles

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 ...

Recent Trail Reviews

East Lake Sammamish Trail

Beautiful trail along Lake Sammamish

February, 2017 by mark.whiteside

**Feb 2017 the trail is closed at the south section for maintenance This is a beautiful trail that is paved and gravel. The paved section is at the north most end and the gravel is in the south. The north end, the paved section, also has public restrooms and picnic areas under cover. The south does not. It runs along the edge of the lake and is popular with walkers as well as bicyclists.

Marymoor Connector Trail

Well maintained trail through Marymoor Park

February, 2017 by mark.whiteside

As the trail description describes, this connects the East Lake Sammamish Trail and the Sammamish River Trail. That said it is a frequent starting point for us given that it has lots of parking and restrooms. Note there is a parking fee of one dollar for day use. The trail is asphalt or concrete and is in very good condition.

Snohomish County Centennial Trail

Fantastic trail with beautiful scenery

February, 2017 by mark.whiteside

As a round-trip, this makes a beautiful metric century ride. There is parking at both ends as well as many spots along the way. The trail is wide and in great condition. While the area around Arlington runs along a busy street and through light industrial sections, most of the trail is Royal and quite scenic.

Accordion

John Wayne Pioneer Trail

Rugged but great adventure

February, 2017 by johnwaynepioneertrail

We rode the whole trail from the Idaho border to Cedar Falls in 2016. It is not true that "145 miles" of the trail are closed. There are some detours due to missing trestles, a section of live rail, and short sections of private land. There are no plans to close the trail through the Yakima Training Center. The JWPT is a great way to explore Washington's geography and history through areas not seen from a car. We passed through without any disruption or trespass, and with barely any notice, although we did meet some very friendly people along the trail. We only left behind money we spent in small towns along the way, including those on the detours. For more accurate information go to www.johnwaynepioneertrail.org.

Burke-Gilman Trail

Fantastic paved trail with great scenery

February, 2017 by mark.whiteside

Running from Ballard to the top of Lake Washington, the Burke-Gilman is a fantastic multi-use trail. It's paved throughout although some of the older sections have ridges where tree roots have pushed up the asphalt.

There is usually a fair amount of pedestrian and bike traffic so you need to be careful but most users are considerate.

The section that runs around Lake Washington is largely through residential neighborhoods. Restrooms are available every 5 miles or so at parks that adjoin the trail. If you are looking for a starting point, these parks have parking lots as well. There isn't many food options through this area.

Between UW, through Fremont and Ballard, it is not residential but rather light industrial and office space. Food is more available at many restaurants and bars along the way. Gasworks Park will have public restrooms.
Toward the Ballard end of the trail, the trail becomes a big dodgy as you are crossing busier streets which also have railroad tracks interspersed. It will be a challenge for new riders.

Along the whole ride there are great views ; some of the Lake Washington, some of Mt Rainier, some of the city and Lake Union.

Note there are also a handful of bike shops along the way.
15mph speed limit.

Sammamish River Trail

Fantastic multipurpose trail

February, 2017 by mark.whiteside

This wide and well-maintained trail is an absolute joy to ride. There are bathrooms at regular intervals in the scenery is the world and very pretty. There is no elevation change and a 15 mph maximum speed. On weekends it can get crowded with walkers, bicyclists and jogger strollers. If you were so inclined Redhook brewery is a long

Alki Trail

Watch for roots on sidewalk

January, 2017 by flyingrider

Great trail around north end, however numerous roots in sidewalk the further south you get on the west side. Also, quite busy with walkers and runners if weather is decent. Be careful

Des Moines Creek Trail

Extremely smooth pavement and beautiful scenery

January, 2017 by fletchernelsonfbz

This trail feels like a lesser-known gem in the area. It's rarely crowded and winds through a lot of forest scenery by a nice creek.

If you skate, you'll love this trail for its gradual downhill (about 3-5%) nearly the entire two miles. It's not too steep - any speed you reach will be maintained, you won't accelerate or slow down much. This also means it's easy to push back up the hill.

The trail isn't very crowded, but be careful of a few sharp corners as people walk groups of dogs regularly - and try telling dogs to stay in their lane on the right side! ;-)

You can park at the bottom of the trail or at the top off of 200th st. There are many benches to sit and enjoy the scenery, and some alternate paths (not paved) if you like to run off-road or explore the woods a bit.

The only negative is the strong sewage smell around the treatment plant about halfway along, but it passes quickly and doesn't really detract from the overall rating of the trail for me. 5 stars!

Des Moines Creek Trail

Pleasant Urban Stroll

January, 2017 by zoomdude57

Very pleasant trail along a creek with a gentle climb to the north trail head. A park by the water makes for a nice break.

John Wayne Pioneer Trail

Not complete

December, 2016 by zhombie.com

There is over 145 miles of this trail that is closed. When trespassing it I is a 400.00 fine. Also you must contact the owners to cross miles of private land that is owned out right. I do know the owners and they are tried of all the trespassing. So they closed their land. Also waiting for the army to close more near the range on base.

Des Moines Creek Trail

A Trail for all ages and abilities

December, 2016 by marla_e

Perfectly paved, wanders through beautiful trees alongside the Des Moines Creek. Situated within walking distance of light rail makes this a gem for us city dwellers as this trail 'takes you away from the city' without actually having to travel through traffic to get there.

Tolt Pipeline Trail

Hike-a-bike

November, 2016 by ryan.danielsen

I checked out the Tolt-Pipeline trail a few months ago in search of a nice gravel ride not too far from the city. I read the prior reviews stating that it was pretty hilly and not good for children. Feeling I'm a pretty "fit" cyclist, I threw caution to the wind in hopes of a good scenic work-out. I started from the baseball fields where there's easy access to the Tolt-Pipeline trail via the Sammamish River Trail. To save a headache, take a right onto the trail from the parking lot, or else you'll be heading the opposite direction which takes you down by the waterfront. As you pedal along the Sammamish river trail, look for a sign (I believe it says "Tolt-Pipeline Trail") and dirt road that branches off to your right. Traverse the dirt road and cross the busy street at the end. The next part is arguably the most difficult part of the trail, where you'll proceed up a pretty steep grade with your bike over your shoulder. This part had me confused as this wasn't mentioned in any of the reviews and I felt like it was intense enough of a climb with a bike that it should have been, so maybe there's an easier way to access the trail further up somewhere. Once you reach the top you're greeted with a wide gravel road and rolling hills. This trail navigates past multiple farms which makes for an enjoyable experience. Chances are you'll be sharing the road with horses, so make sure not to spook 'em. The remaining hills, while not as intense as the first, will have you out of the saddle most of the time in granny-gear, so be warned. I would not recommend doing this on a skinny tire! The gravel is course here. I was on a road bike with medium 650b tires and was wishing they were wider at points. The trail mellows out at points and there's a few scenic stops ("Bear Creek" comes to mind, which is about the point I decided to turn around). On my way out I encountered some unsavory folk hanging out on the concrete driveway that you cross over on that big initial hike-a-bike hill-climb. I had decided to ride down the steep grade, which given my bike has side-pulls it wasn't the smartest decision, but I was up for it. As I got towards the concrete driveway I had released the brakes to jet past the guys I was convinced were going to try and jump me (it was pretty obvious they were up to no good and waiting for me to come down...) I had gained so much momentum from that I had barely stopped before hitting the gate at the bottom. So, words of advice: fat tires and disc brakes are a plus, but not necessary, carry pepper spray or bring your martial arts a-game, and be prepared for some steep grades! Have fun!

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