Centralia, WA Running Trails and Maps

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Length
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BPA Trail

3.83 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Chehalis Western Trail

21.2 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Foothills Trail (WA)

31.3 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

Grandview Trail

1.25 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Prairie Line Trail

0.5 mi
State: WA
Brick

Riverfront Trail (WA)

1.9 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Ruston Way Path

2.53 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Concrete

Soundview Trail

2 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Yelm Rainier Tenino Trail

14 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Coweeman River Trail

4 mi
State: WA
Gravel

Cushman Trail

6.1 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

East Aberdeen Waterfront Walkway

1.6 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Interurban Trail (South)

19.1 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Puyallup Riverwalk Trail

4.1 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Scott Pierson Trail

5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Concrete

Sumner Link Trail

5.1 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

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 State Park Trail

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

Cowlitz River Trail

2.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Karen Fraser Woodland Trail

5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Gravel

Basich Trailway

1.2 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Chehalis Riverfront Walkway

3 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Pacific Way Trail

2.5 mi
State: WA
Gravel

Pipeline Trail

2.7 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Water Flume Line Trail

2.4 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Yelm Prairie Line Trail

1.4 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
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 Foothills Trail is a 30-mile collection of five 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
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
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 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
The 14-mile Yelm Rainier 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,...
WA 14 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
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 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 19.1 mi Asphalt
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
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
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
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 State Park Trail in southwestern Washington. The former Northern Pacific Railway line rolls through remote farm and...
WA 56 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Grass, Gravel
Accordion
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
Commuters move between the cities of Olympia and Lacey along a former Burlington Northern corridor now known as the Karen Fraser Woodland Trail. The Chehalis Western Trail runs north and south from...
WA 5 mi Asphalt, Gravel
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
Overview The Pacific Way Trail is 2.5 miles long with a gravel surface in Longview. Please note that there is a gated section of the trail where it passes the Mint Valley Golf Course. About the...
WA 2.5 mi Gravel
Overview The Pipeline Trail provides a 2.7-mile off-road route through the city of Tacoma. The trail is ADA accessible with a 12ft wide paved surface, lighting, trail signage and benches. About...
WA 2.7 mi Asphalt
Overview The Water Flume Line Trail runs for 2.4 miles through the City of Tacoma, WA. The wide, paved trail follows the route of a wooden structure, known as a flume, that carried water...
WA 2.4 mi Asphalt
The Yelm Prairie Line Trail is a 1.3-mile paved rail-trail that runs along the previous route of the historic Prairie Line Railroad through the City of Yelm. The current 1.3-mile multi-use trail is...
WA 1.4 mi Asphalt

Recent Trail Reviews

Willapa Hills State Park Trail

Biked all 56 miles both ways in 2023.

October, 2023 by bkabat1

Aug. & Oct. 2023 I biked entire 56 mile trail both directions. TrailLink write-up is generally correct, with pavement at both ends and then a variety of gravel (packed, loose, and rough) through 90% of the ride. All bridges were completed many years ago, and perfectly in tact. (So, don't pay attention to the many pictures and posts here from 2011; those 2011 pics do not show nor tell of the trail as it exists today.) I used a mid-width tire (1.95"), which handled the gravel nicely. One should NOT bike the loose and rough gravel on thin street tires. I am a fair-weather-only biker: I took one bottle of water (refilled along the way), a jacket, sunscreen, but no backpack. The trail was wonderful for me in the warm, dry weather. I stopped in Pe Ell and got food at the mini-mart, and stopped in LeBam and got a late lunch. I was never in a hurry, using mid-gears over the rough, just soaking in all the beauty of the countryside, hills, forrest. Depending on your energy, you could do the whole length in one day in the dry Summer if you start at 8:30am, or do it in two days, starting around noon. The Raymond side could be a little confusing as it brushes over 101 and the city for a half-mile; map helped there. But, 99% of the trail is woods, farm fields, forrest, and beautiful countryside. I put up about 20 pictures of the journey along the way.

Willapa Hills State Park Trail

Rainy day ride out of Chehalis

September, 2023 by ron242

With 80% chance of rain in the forecast, parking was not a problem in the 10 able-bodied slots in the Chehalis lot. (I suspect on a sunny day, you'll want a Discover Pass to access tons more parking in the state park lot, or the lots in Adna or at Ceres Hill Road.) The first 5.3 miles of asphalt were smooth but I was careful - much of the paving is split jaggedly up the center - there was a trail crew out patching the worst spot as I rode past. As others called out, do watch out, at road crossings, not only for traffic but, on either side of roads, for foundation components jutting low above the ground of at least two missing motor-vehicle-barrier posts. And as others called out, be alert for bridge transitions, some of which sport more-than-an-inch disparities between trail height and bridge bed. All that said, lovely country ride 9.7 miles to Ceres Hill Road and back to Chehalis left me wanting to return to cycle more of this trail!

Interurban Trail (South)

Pacific to Kent

September, 2023 by sara_alexandre

We tried to start the trail where it starts off Stewart Ave but found no place to park without risk of towing. So we hopped on at county line rd where there was a small parking area near a duck pond. Most the trail was pretty smooth and straight but some areas bumpy. We chose to merge onto the green river trail and ran into to some of leash dogs but had no incidents. So no bathrooms along the trail that we could see but some restaurants you could stop at if needed. Would be nice if they could link to the Sumner link trail, close but no safe bridge to ride.

Accordion

Willapa Hills State Park Trail

Paved, gravel, rock, grass, rock & grass, blackberry vines.Rode about 10 miles out of South Bend, stopped, got on the paved Hwy and headed back.Had to focus to much on the trail, and couldn't enjoy the scenery.

August, 2023 by craig1953plsd

Paved, gravel, rock, grass, rock & grass, blackberry vines.Rode about 10 miles out of South Bend, stopped, got on the paved Hwy and headed back.Had to focus to much on the trail, and couldn't enjoy the scenery.

Willapa Hills State Park Trail

west end

August, 2023 by loraleecampbell

We only road for about 10 miles on the far west end. Trial was paved but turned to gravel. Needed to bring my pruners for parts due to overgrown bushes. Otherwise good rude

Scott Pierson Trail

Beautiful Views, No Toll

August, 2023 by loraleecampbell

Do not miss the opportunity to ride over this bridge! Absolutely breathtaking views! There was an earlier review stating there is a toll for bikes, there is no fee for bikes! We started in Gig Harbor at the Cushman trail parking lot. Road over to trail from there and over bridge. Did not do the rest of this trail as it did not have good reviews but thoroughly enjoyed the bridge and views. Although loud from traffic there is a separate path for bikes so you are very safe.

Cushman Trail

Challenging

August, 2023 by loraleecampbell

8-10% grade! Several hills. Very Pretty nice wide path. Road on a Saturday. People using trail but not overly crowded. Also easy connect to Tacoma Bridge trail.

Foothills Trail (WA)

Beautiful Trail

August, 2023 by loraleecampbell

We road from Orting to Buckley . Nice Ride. Trail well maintained. One small section with some roots marked for repair. Moderate number of people on a Sunday afternoon.

Willapa Hills State Park Trail

Nice-ish trail

July, 2023 by bethredeker1

We rode the trail for 9 miles out. It began paved and remained that way for about 5.5 miles or so. During that time, there were several areas of concern. The large divider stake (most were yellow) at the center of the trail by the ends where the road intersects…one was completely missing which is very dangerous as the bottom components were still intact. Also the bridges had very large lips on them, so we got off our bikes at almost all of the bridges. When it turns to gravel it is pretty nice for about 3 miles or so. We turned around at that point as the gravel became thicker and more difficult to maneuver.

Sumner Link Trail

Great trail close to downtown Sumner

July, 2023 by charniemiller

I was staying in downtown Sumner for a week and jumped on this trail with my baby in the BOB stroller and went for a run. It veers back and forth from sidewalk to off street trail. Goes behind a number of businesses and along the river. Its great for running. Yes there are some roots, but nothing crazy and the trail is well groomed of vegetation. Great trail to get your steps in.

Willapa Hills State Park Trail

first time with trailer an dogs

May, 2023 by thomas zepeda

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.

Interurban Trail (South)

Nice ride, but bring some companionship?

April, 2023 by fj7zhc4kzg

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.

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