Ellensburg, WA Running Trails and Maps

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Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail

22 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Concrete

Cowiche Canyon Trail

3 mi
State: WA
Dirt, Gravel

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

Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail

236.46 mi
State: WA
Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Sand

Powerhouse Canal Pathway

2.7 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Yakima Greenway

22.9 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Coal Mines Trail

4.7 mi
State: WA
Gravel
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail circles the Columbia River at Wenatchee with 22 miles of excellent asphalt trail and lots to see and do. The trail begins north of Wenatchee in Lincoln Rock...
WA 22 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The well-maintained Cowiche Canyon Trail crosses nine bridges over Cowiche Creek on a mostly flat pathway flanked by walls of Columbia River Basalt and other rock forms. The trail is managed by the...
WA 3 mi Dirt, Gravel
Note: This developing route is not yet fully contiguous – it is just over 50% complete. Please refer to the Trail Map for more information on the existing sections of trail, as well as the online...
DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY 3743.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
Closure Notice: As of April 2023, the trail is effectively closed between Texas Lake Road (east of Revere) and Rosalia due to the damage caused by the Babb Fire, construction, and gaps in the route...
WA 236.46 mi Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Sand
Yakima's Powerhouse Canal Pathway begins in Chesterley Park, where you'll find soccer fields, a skate park and picnic shelters with grills. From there, the paved trail heads southeast along the canal...
WA 2.7 mi Asphalt
Central Washington's Yakima Greenway is a gem of a trail, connecting residents with the outdoors by providing access to the Yakima River, lakes, parks, nature trails, protected conservation areas and...
WA 22.9 mi Asphalt
The Coal Mines Trail is built on an old railroad spur of the Northern Pacific Railway that once served several mines. Look for interpretive signs along the way that identify historical sites. The...
WA 4.7 mi Gravel

Recent Trail Reviews

Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail

Sketchy Trash

October, 2023 by trustinginhim78

Very nice paved trail, but the Wenatchee Bridge area is pretty sketchy, homeless trash, pot smells and creepy people…

Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail

Rode west from Ellensburg in September

September, 2023 by slseger

We rented a car one way to Ellensburg with two bikes. Only option was Enterprise and it worked great. Trail started close to downtown. While we had a headwind on day one it made day two easy with considerable downhill. Towns especially Cle Elum were fun to visit. Excellent camping along the trail and bathroom facilities are abundant. While we did the ride in two days, recommend slowing down a bit and doing thee days of riding. Do this ride!

Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail

"THE BIKE HUB" IN SPOKANE IS A GREAT BIKE SHOPMY DERAILLEUR BROKE OUTSIDE OF TEKOA.JOHN WENT OUT OF HIS WAY TO FIX MY BIKE, AND GET ME BACK ON TRAIL.

July, 2023 by craig1953plsd

"THE BIKE HUB" IN SPOKANE IS A GREAT BIKE SHOPMY DERAILLEUR BROKE OUTSIDE OF TEKOA.JOHN WENT OUT OF HIS WAY TO FIX MY BIKE, AND GET ME BACK ON TRAIL.

Accordion

Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail

BIKING IN THICK COURSE GRAVEL AND SAND IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE.HARD PACKED DIRT IS THE BEST.FOR THE BEST TRAIL SURFACE CHECK OUT THE "MIICKElSON TRAIL" IN SOUTH DAKOTA CRUSHED LIMESTONE

July, 2023 by craig1953plsd

BIKING IN THICK COURSE GRAVEL AND SAND IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE.HARD PACKED DIRT IS THE BEST.FOR THE BEST TRAIL SURFACE CHECK OUT THE "MIICKElSON TRAIL" IN SOUTH DAKOTA CRUSHED LIMESTONE

Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail

TRAIL NEEDS TO BE DRAGED WITH A INFIELD BASEBALL WIRE SCREEN,OR CHAIN THREE USED CAR TIRES IN V SHAPE AND DRAG THEM BEHIND A VEHICLE ALONG THE WHOLE TRAIL,TO SPREED OUT GRAVEL AND SAND,WHICH ARE WAY THICK IN A LOT OF SECTIONS

July, 2023 by craig1953plsd

TRAIL NEEDS TO BE DRAGED WITH A INFIELD BASEBALL WIRE SCREEN,OR CHAIN THREE USED CAR TIRES IN V SHAPE AND DRAG THEM BEHIND A VEHICLE ALONG THE WHOLE TRAIL,TO SPREED OUT GRAVEL AND SAND,WHICH ARE WAY THICK IN A LOT OF SECTIONS

Great American Rail-Trail

Great Allegheny Trail southeast of Pittsburgh?

April, 2023 by eshawger

Surprised to see this amazing trail that has great bed and breakfasts along it is not noted as part of the Great American Rail Trail. It sure would help demonstrate more GART completion if it was.

Powerhouse Canal Pathway

power house trail

October, 2022 by dorisgene

Very pleasant walk

Yakima Greenway

Suntides to Naches

September, 2022 by chloesgrandma

We rode about 9 miles to Naches today. Very nice trail, well maintained. Nice little antique store in Naches.Not one pile of anything on the trail! Going to ride the other part tomorrow.

Great American Rail-Trail

A nice ride. The hub is a good place to start.

August, 2022 by jodieo1

A nice ride. The hub is a good place to start.

Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail

Could be a premier trail

July, 2022 by margiesmassage_tl

Rode different sections of this trail in our cross country trip on recumbent trikes. We had difficulty sinking in the sand, thick gravel , getting stuck several times and got stuck in thick mud. If it had appropriate surface, it could be a premiere trail.

Yakima Greenway

Tried to start at the southern end but trail washed out. Had to drive to main park to start. Pretty tra but bumpy.

July, 2022 by

Tried to start at the southern end but trail washed out. Had to drive to main park to start. Pretty tra but bumpy.

Great American Rail-Trail

so good

July, 2022 by fear2321

We took electric scooters and did 16miles of this trail was so beautiful seen 6 deer 5 turkeys will glad go back and explore more

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