Elk Plain, WA Hiking Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
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Alki Trail

5.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

BPA Trail

3.83 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Bear Creek Trail (WA)

1.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Burke-Gilman Trail

18.8 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Cedar River Trail (WA)

15.7 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Gravel

Chehalis Western Trail

21.2 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

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

Cushman Trail

6.1 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Des Moines Creek Trail

2.2 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Duwamish Trail

3 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

East Lake Sammamish Trail

11 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Eastside Rail Corridor Trail

4 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Foothills Trail

31.3 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

Grandview Trail

1.25 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Great American Rail-Trail

3743.9 mi
State: DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
Accordion

Green River Trail

19.6 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Green-to-Cedar Rivers Trail

3.75 mi
State: WA
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

Issaquah-Preston Trail

4.8 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Gravel

Jane Hague Way

1 mi
State: WA
Gravel

Marymoor Connector Trail

1.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Meadowbrook Trail (WA)

1.2 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

North Creek Trail

7.25 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Dirt

Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail

223.8 mi
State: WA
Ballast, Crushed Stone, Sand

Prairie Line Trail

0.5 mi
State: WA
Brick

Preston-Snoqualmie Trail

6.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Puyallup Riverwalk Trail

4.1 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Rainier Trail

2.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Concrete

Redmond Central Connector

2.3 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Concrete

Ruston Way Path

2.53 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Concrete

SR 520 Trail

2.7 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Sammamish River Trail

11 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Scott Pierson Trail

5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Concrete

Seattle Waterfront Pathway

2 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Ship Canal Trail

1.9 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Snoqualmie Valley Trail

31.5 mi
State: WA
Gravel

Soos Creek Trail

6 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Sound to Olympics Trail

1.7 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Soundview Trail

2 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Sumner Link Trail

5.1 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Thea Foss Waterway Esplanade

1.9 mi
State: WA
Boardwalk, Concrete

Tolt Pipeline Trail

17.4 mi
State: WA
Dirt, Gravel, Sand

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
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...
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...
WA 3.83 mi Asphalt
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...
WA 1.5 mi Asphalt
Spanning nearly 19 miles between Seattle and Bothell, 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...
WA 18.8 mi Asphalt
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...
WA 15.7 mi Asphalt, Gravel
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
WA 5.8 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 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
Running north to south along the industrial Duwamish Waterway, the 3-mile Duwamish Trail is an important connector in southwest Seattle. Beginning a half mile south of the Alki Trail, the Duwamish...
WA 3 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,...
WA 11 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Eastside Rail Corridor Trail, built on a former BNSF freight railroad, will one day traverse 42 miles through King County, connecting Renton, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, and Woodinville. In 2018,...
WA 4 mi Asphalt
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...
WA 3.4 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 Great American Rail-Trail highlights some of the country’s most iconic landmarks, well-known geography and storied history across a 3,700-miles-plus route between Washington and Washington....
DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY 3743.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
Accordion
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...
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...
WA 3.75 mi 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...
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
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
Jane Hague Way, which opened in 2018, was named for a former King County councilwoman. It's part of the larger Eastside Rail Corridor, a rail-trail project spearheaded by King County and the cities of...
WA 1 mi 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...
WA 1.5 mi Asphalt
The Meadowbrook Trail is one of many trails within the Meadowbrook Farm Preserve. The Farm, a park on what oral tradition holds as the birthplace of the Snoqualmie Tribe extends between the cities of...
WA 1.2 mi Asphalt
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...
WA 7.25 mi Asphalt, Dirt
Notice: The trestle across Lower Crab Creek was destroyed by a fire. This section is closed indefinitely but a  detour is available (see trail map). For updates, please check the Palouse to Cascades...
WA 223.8 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone, Sand
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 paved Preston-Snoqualmie Trail meanders through the lushly wooded Snoqualmie Valley, connecting the communities of Preston and Snoqualmie which lie east of Seattle. The main trail leaves the...
WA 6.5 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 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...
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. It's also part of the Eastside Rail Corridor Trail...
WA 2.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 highly anticipated SR 520 trail is finally open, and commuters of all stripes have been quick to make use of it if the trail counts are anything to go by. The trail was constructed as part of the...
WA 2.7 mi Asphalt
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 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 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...
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...
WA 1.9 mi Asphalt
The Snoqualmie Valley Trail rolls from verdant dairy land in the north to a clear blue mountain lake in the south. Along the way, travelers are treated to numerous trestle crossings, historic towns,...
WA 31.5 mi 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...
WA 6 mi Asphalt
When complete, the Sound to Olympics Trail will extend across Kitsap County to link two Washington State regional trail systems: the Mountains to Sound Greenway to the Olypmic Discovery...
WA 1.7 mi Asphalt
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
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 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 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...
WA 17.4 mi Dirt, Gravel, Sand
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

Snoqualmie Valley Trail

almost perfect

May, 2020 by bkwelvis

I love this trail. Rarely too crowded, Well maintained, and lots to see. My only complaint is in the middle section, around snoqualmie, there is no trail. You have to ride on the road. There is rarely heavy traffic here but the road has little to no shoulder. The signs to get back to the trail and a little sparse. There is no sign on tokul road to pick up the trail between snoqualmie and carnation. You just have to know where it is. Hint. there is a little parking area off the road, the “stairs” to the trail are across the street

Seattle Waterfront Pathway

Trail is in good shape as of 5/21/2020

May, 2020 by lavendermedice

Rode this trail, loved it!

Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail

REI Ride through Tunnel

May, 2020 by stevegt72

Had a blast with about 10 others on this ride. Great scenery not very difficult or much elevation change. The tunnel was awesome!!! I definitely want to come back!!!

Accordion

Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail

:)

May, 2020 by alg3qt

Such a beautiful trail! Plenty of hikers and bikers but also plenty of space. Lovely trip

Tolt Pipeline Trail

Three Things to Look Out For

May, 2020 by mvaleri12

1. If you are cyclist, don't bring a road bike. You'll need a gravel bike or mountain bike. The first hill is very difficult, about a 12% grade. A road bike will not be able to do this on a gravel path.

2. Many people walk their dogs on this trail...off leash. A majority of dogs are friendly, however I did have a black lab chase me down on the trail. Be careful.

3. Watch out for horse poop.

Beautiful trail, 7/10.

Duwamish Trail

Duwamish disappointment

May, 2020 by jacquijames

Sadly, only the northern section through Herrings Park is away from terrible traffic.

Green River Trail

loved it

May, 2020 by delrae.johnson

Great ride on the first sunny day.

Cedar River Trail (WA)

beautiful trail

April, 2020 by carlinhostrail

A beautiful trail, with several waterfalls, we start with the factoring and conclude until the beginning of bellevue with a last waterfall and a wonderful fossil! worth knowing! me and my husband are always looking for new trails, because each hma reserves a secret, beauty and peace.

Issaquah-Preston Trail

Decent ride

April, 2020 by evanwaldron77

My wife and I went for a bike ride on this trail for the first time it’s a decent steady climb uphill so when you reach the end of the trail it’s a pretty quick ride back down! My biggest complaint is that it runs next to the highway the entire way. It makes it harder to hear each other if you want to have a conversation :/ probably won’t do it again but the fun part is on the way back!

Chief Sealth Trail

Great family friendly trail

April, 2020 by mosesunion

Born and raised here... My wife and took our 4 children, we walked, jogged, and biked the entire trail and back. There were some unexpected hills that might test your endurance! It was a little hard at times to follow the signs to stay on the trail but I suppose that's where anyone with a smart phone these days can just use the map in this app!! Overall we enjoyed the beautiful sights and views of the city nestled within the beautiful neighborhoods. We will be visiting this trail again for sure

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.

Tolt Pipeline Trail

Easily accessible from Hollywood Hill

April, 2020 by cnichollsuk

We recently moved to Hollywood Hill unaware of the Tolt Pipeline Trail. It's a wonderful resource for our local community and very accessible from a number of points. It's very wide (30 ft+) and open and shared by families, dog walkers, horse riders and bikers. It is hilly, undulating and steep in some places so you need to be in general good health. If you join the Trail close to the Hollywood School House roundabout/traffic circle, where there is public parking by the Sammamish River, expect a very steep 5 minute walk up until the trail starts to flatten out. So if you have walkers who would struggle with that I would join the trail up on the hill. We use the trail all the time with our dog and teenagers. We haven't had the time to go all the way to Duvall but it's a very popular and enjoyable space for everyone. It is not paved but is grassy or graveled. It passes houses, farms, horse acres and on a clear day has beautiful views toward Seattle to the West and the mountains to the East.

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