Centralia, WA Hiking Trails and Maps

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Length
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BPA Trail

3.83 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Basich Trailway

1.2 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Chehalis Riverfront Walkway

3 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Chehalis Western Trail

21.2 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Coweeman River Trail

4 mi
State: WA
Gravel

Cowlitz River Trail

2.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Cushman Trail

6.1 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

East Aberdeen Waterfront Walkway

1.6 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Foothills Trail

31.3 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

Grandview Trail

1.25 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Interurban Trail (South)

18.1 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Lake Boren Esplanade

0.6 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Concrete

Prairie Line Trail

0.5 mi
State: WA
Brick

Puyallup Riverwalk Trail

4.1 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Riverfront Trail (WA)

1.9 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Ruston Way Path

2.53 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Concrete

Scott Pierson Trail

5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Concrete

Soundview Trail

2 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Springbrook Trail (WA)

2.3 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Sumner Link Trail

5.1 mi
State: WA
Asphalt
Accordion

Sylvia Creek Forestry Trail

2.3 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

Thea Foss Waterway Esplanade

1.9 mi
State: WA
Boardwalk, Concrete

West Campus Trail

1.04 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Willapa Hills Trail

56 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Grass, Gravel

Woodland Trail

5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Gravel

Yelm-Tenino Trail

14 mi
State: WA
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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...
WA 3.83 mi 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...
WA 1.2 mi 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...
WA 3 mi 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...
WA 21.2 mi Asphalt
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...
WA 4 mi Gravel
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...
WA 2.5 mi 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...
WA 6.1 mi 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...
WA 1.6 mi Asphalt
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...
WA 31.3 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel
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...
WA 1.25 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
The Lake Boren Esplanade is a wide, paved pathway sitting on the west side of Coal Creek Parkway. The esplanade begins at Lake Boren Park and then parallels the road, offering glimpses of the lake...
WA 0.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Tacoma's Prairie Line Trail follows 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...
WA 0.5 mi Brick
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...
WA 4.1 mi 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...
WA 1.9 mi Asphalt
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,...
WA 2.53 mi 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...
WA 5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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...
WA 2 mi Asphalt
Renton's Springbrook Trail is a good spot for a relaxed walk surrounded by nature in the heart of an urban district. The trail exists in two segments: the north segment begins in Black River Riparian...
WA 2.3 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
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,...
WA 5.1 mi Asphalt
Accordion
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...
WA 2.3 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel
The Thea Foss Waterway Esplanade begins at Thea's Park along Tacoma's eastern waterfront. The park offers access to the water for fishing, swimming, boating, and wildlife viewing (harbor seals and sea...
WA 1.9 mi Boardwalk, Concrete
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...
WA 1.04 mi Asphalt
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...
WA 56 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Grass, 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...
WA 5 mi Asphalt, Gravel
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...
WA 14 mi Asphalt

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Recent Trail Reviews

Yelm-Tenino Trail

nice trail but section closed

August, 2020 by svaron

Trail is closed for construction until 9/30/2020 west of the intersection with the Chehalis Trail. We didn’t feel comfortable detouring on the highway running parallel and are not sure how long the closed section was. We did enjoy our ride on it from Yelm to the closed point and then just turned around a did about 6 miles on the Chehalis trail before heading back to Yelm. Great cookie bakery in Ranier- The Cookie company on Main St. It was a bonus on the way back to Yelm.

Chehalis Western Trail

Whoa!

August, 2020 by mwskibike

Had I known, I would have brought a bucket! Not from this area, so I didn’t know the blackberries would be ripe and there are bunches of them on the edges of the trail at the north end. They made a great lunch!

Willapa Hills Trail

South Bend to Raymond

August, 2020 by dennis10406

Started in South Bend. From there to Raymond it was just ok. Along the highway. At Raymond the trail actually goes on an old rail line but it is seldom used. This is mid August so the blackberry bushes are over the trail and we actually woke up this morning with a flat tire caused by a thorn. I heard this trail was nice and saw nice pictures but not at the west end.

Accordion

Thea Foss Waterway Esplanade

Not very smooth for smaller wheels, but great for walking and biking

July, 2020 by patricialeannw

Not very smooth for smaller wheels, but great for walking and biking

Chehalis Western Trail

great fun

July, 2020 by debimiller9_tl

Such long well paved trails! We love these wide long trails. Nice over passes and few places you have to cross the roads. It was Saturday and plenty of others using the trail.

Yelm-Tenino Trail

so nice

July, 2020 by debimiller9_tl

Great trail. A little construction and a 1/2 mi detour but not bad. Lots of wildflowers and walkers. Had to cross the road a couple of times.

Foothills Trail

River is gorgeous

July, 2020 by aliciashankland_tl

The path runs by river and farms for some time and is beautiful. Nice ice cream stop in Orting.

Interurban Trail (South)

Desperate need of repair

June, 2020 by rickandsara

As a 72 yr old person, I try to walk 4 or 5 days a week. When the weather is nice part of my walk is on the interurban trail through Pacific. Over the last couple of years, the portion between Ellingson Rd and 3rd Ave NE is falling apart. I have to be very careful and not step in a hole and fall.The southern part past 3rd is being extended and is very nice. I just wish someone could check out the before mentioned section. Also, it must be about time to repaint the circles around the holes. The paint is almost worn off.

Sylvia Creek Forestry Trail

Forestry Trail

June, 2020 by mookie840

Had a great time with my husband and 2 daughters (ages 9 and 11). The trail was a bit muddy and pretty narrow in some spots but we saw a beaver! Definately the highlight of the trip. We stopped and had lunch on the creek right before the bridge. Great day for some ametuer hikers. I wouldn't say this is for all ages though.

Cushman Trail

Good ride, needs more markings

April, 2020 by armyscoot02

The trail has a two way paved path and is well kept along the entire trail. There were multiple up and down hill sections which could be challenging if you are beginning on on a fixed gear cycle. The downhills could lead to a disaster with poor brakes or a child. The three sections are not marked off very well; I was left wondering if I was going the right way while on the road. If I knew how long the road sections were, I wouldn’t have wasted time riding on the sidewalk and pulling into multiple parking lots. Overall it was a good ride despite that.

BPA Trail

Great Trail

February, 2020 by kamaudennis374

Love this trail. To be honest I'm a bit attached to it since it's the first trail I rode and it's only 2 miles from home. I ride it almost every day even in the winter. It's pretty deserted at night except for a few people but it's a delight. I normally start at celebration park and go all the way to madrona park, but on weeknights, I turn around at 356th st because there are some drivers who don't stop even when the crossing lights are flashing. But it's an absolute delight and gives me a work out due to the hills

Foothills Trail

great trail - especially winter

February, 2020 by thairq

Just moved to the Bonney Lake area. I bought my house at it's location with this trail as a main part of the decision making process. It has not disappoint me. Me and fur babies have been going there every chance we have since Sep 2019. Not a lot of people. Even on weekends. When you go more than 1 mile beyond the parking lots, there's really no one there walking except the cyclists. It's pretty peaceful and quiet. The only segment that I don't like is at the South Prarie lot toward the RV park. The residents from the RV park use the same trail for their dogs. Unfortunately, there are a couple of residents with big dogs that don't pickup their dog poop. I used to walk my dog through that segment. I would carry extra bags to help bag them up. In one short segment around the RV park, I easily can bag up 6-8 poops (not including my own pet's). Especially if I've not been there a couple of days. I wish those pet owners would take more responsibility to keep the trial clean. I'm not saying not to go to that segment. But, be careful where you, your kids and your dog step.
Other than the RV park segment, the rest of the trail is serene, well kept. It is a safe haven for cyclists and walker / joggers.

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