Kelso, WA Atv Trails and Maps

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Yelm Rainier Tenino Trail

worth the time

July, 2024 by sistahspeak

I can't give this 5 stars because of the 3 busy highways that you have to cross when getting close to Tenino.
Otherwise it is a great trail for distance, and relatively quiet without a lot of trail traffic.
word to the wise.. there is a significant amount of the trail that is not shaded. Wear your sunscreen and or go early in the morning.
I am planning another trail ride this year most likely in the fall.

Steel Bridge Riverwalk

this is a safe and vital crossing dedicated for pedestrians and bicyclists underneath the busy congested car lanes

June, 2024 by davidc5

this is a safe and vital crossing dedicated for pedestrians and bicyclists underneath the busy congested car lanes

Highway 26 Bike Path

If you're traveling from Beaverton to Portland, this is the best way to do it if you're on a bike. After the bike path ends, you can take a short side road to the Oregon Zoo.

June, 2024 by davidc5

If you're traveling from Beaverton to Portland, this is the best way to do it if you're on a bike. After the bike path ends, you can take a short side road to the Oregon Zoo.


Waterhouse Trail

Rolling paved hills following power lines

June, 2024 by davidc5

This is an easy paved path with both up hills and down hills, some straight stretches, some curvy parts as it follow some large power lines in a north-south swath through the neighborhoods. There's one section where you have to get off the trail and go about a quarter mile through traffic and a busy intersection to connect and continue the trail on the other side of Highway 26 (Sunset) so if you have small kids with you, consider only doing the north half or the south half. There are several street crossings and many parks and connecting trails to other destinations.

Pacific Way Trail

Behind our house

May, 2024 by bt9d499bs5

We walk and bike this trail often. Made a 15 mile loop by riding the trail and then riding around Lake Sacajawea. You see ducks, turtles, herons, and nutrias.

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

Falling into disrepair

March, 2024 by daywood

I love that this trail is here and I ride it often, but the section between Manning and Buxton is becoming unpleasant to ride because of neglected upkeep. As has been noted in other reviews, the bridge transitions are dangerous if you are unaware and hit them at speed (which is likely on the steep downhill run below Buxton). Also in that area, tree roots have pushed the asphalt into ridges big enough to unseat you or to bounce your chain off. Many of these are hard to see in shady areas. There’s a section just above the Manning trailhead where the asphalt has been torn up and heavily grooved for years. I recently met a rider in that area pushing his bike back to the Manning car park with a shredded road tire. I am sure money is tight. Although I want to see new trails built, I would not want it to result in neglecting to maintain this regional gem of a trail, particularly the heavily used lower half of it.

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

One of the Best Rides of Our Lives

March, 2024 by greggssystem

We moved from Bellevue (Omaha) Nebraska 3 years ago and we loved riding our bikes on the Papio Creek 20+ mile trail. However this ride is one for the “record books”. It’s got to be one of the most scenic rides in America and worth the one-hour drive from our home north of Vancouver Washington. This is a “must be there” ride!

Warrenton Waterfront Trail

much better than reviewers give it credit

March, 2024 by fgladics

Compared to trails that get all star rating, albeit a short 4 miles this trail is well maintained and has sufficient width to pass the two abreast walkers. Over half the trail is on a dike next to the Columbia River and its daily ship and commercial fishing boat traffic. Additionally there is a well maintained bathroom facility halfway between Warrenton and Hammond at a dog park. Before the dog park coming from Warrenton there is a very short section of on road riding, but the shoulder is 4 foot wide. The town of Warrenton/Hammind do a wonderful job of maintaining the trail One thing to be aware of is there are several elk herds that use the trail area and in the fall during elk rutting season you might need to detour our wait them out.

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

Deferred maintenance only worsens from year to year. :-(

January, 2024 by tracey.heil

This really could be a spectacular trail.... :-(

Unfortunately, there is a section of trail between Banks and Buxton that goes through some hay fields that has been desperately overdue for repairs for years now. We ride the entirety of this trail every summer, so we are very familiar with the state of the trail from one year to the next. The transitions from trail to bridges are horribly jarring, and that one section I mentioned above has large sections of crumbling asphalt that can be downright dangerous for those of us riding road bikes with narrower tires. You simply cannot enjoy the ride through this section, as you're constantly trying to stay upright as you navigate the vast sections of potholes.

I have tried complaining to the staff at Stub Stewart, but no one seems to have answers when pressed for repair timelines. Worse, I've experienced them "passing the buck" by bemoaning the multi-jurisdictional nature of trail ownership and maintenance. At this point, they need to stop pointing fingers and just figure out how to make these desperately needed repairs to the trail!

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Trail

Lovely trail; short but sweet

November, 2023 by acaikman08

It's paved, it's short but sweet, keep in mind that the railroad IS active (not super active, I didn't see any trains on my particular trip), so use caution at crossings. It's within Battle Ground State Park. I went on a fall day and was tickled (and slightly saddened) to see a bunch of uneaten apples that had fallen off the trees in the area; hopefully some of the local wildlife got some tasty snacks out of them.

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!

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