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Length
Surfaces
Type

Alki Trail

5.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Bay to Baker Trail (Bellingham)

1.4 mi
State: WA
Gravel, Sand

Bay to Baker Trail (Everson)

1.6 mi
State: WA
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Bayview Trail

1.3 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Bear Creek Trail (WA)

1.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Burke-Gilman Trail

18.8 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Cascade Trail

22.5 mi
State: WA
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop

3.6 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Cross Kirkland Corridor

5.8 mi
State: WA
Gravel

East Lake Sammamish Trail

11 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Ebey Waterfront Trail

1.8 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Guemes Channel Trail

1.2 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Gravel

Hertz Trail

3.1 mi
State: WA
Gravel

Interurban Trail (Bellingham)

6.7 mi
State: WA
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Interurban Trail (North)

24 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Jane Hague Way

1 mi
State: WA
Gravel

Kulshan Creek Trail

2.9 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Concrete

Larrabee Trail

1 mi
State: WA
Crushed Stone

Lowell Riverfront Trail

1.75 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel
Accordion

Marymoor Connector Trail

1.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

North Creek Trail

7.25 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Dirt

Olympic Discovery Trail East - Port Townsend

7.3 mi
State: WA
Crushed Stone

Padilla Bay Shore Trail

2.2 mi
State: WA
Gravel

Peace Portal Community Trail

1.1 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Pigeon Creek Trail

0.9 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Railroad Trail (WA)

3.5 mi
State: WA
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Redmond Central Connector

2.3 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Concrete

SR 520 Trail

2.7 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Sammamish River Trail

11 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Seattle Waterfront Pathway

2 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Semiahmoo Parkway Trail

3.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Ship Canal Trail

1.9 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Snohomish County Centennial Trail

30.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Snoqualmie Valley Trail

31.5 mi
State: WA
Gravel

Sound to Olympics Trail

1.7 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

South Bay Trail

2.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Squires Lake Trail

0.4 mi
State: WA
Dirt, Gravel

State Route 20 Arboreta Trail

1.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Tolt Pipeline Trail

17.4 mi
State: WA
Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Tommy Thompson Trail

3.3 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Whitehorse Trail

9.4 mi
State: WA
Ballast, Gravel
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
The Bellingham segment of the Bay to Baker Trail runs for 1.4 miles along an abandoned railroad right-of-way between Little Squalicum Park on Bellingham Bay and Northwest Avenue. The trail is sand and...
WA 1.4 mi Gravel, Sand
The Everson section of the Bay to Baker Trail runs for more than 1.5 miles from the unincorporated community of Strandell to Everson's downtown along an abandoned rail corridor. The trail is adjacent...
WA 1.6 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Bayview Trail is a recreational path located near the top of Whiskey Ridge. The trail occupies the utility corridor, weaving under power lines and undulating as it crosses from 84th Street down to...
WA 1.3 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 22.5-mile Cascade Trail—boasting 12 benches, 23 trestles, and two bridges made from repurposed railcars—-follows the Skagit River as it parallels State Route 20 into the Cascade foothills of...
WA 22.5 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
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
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
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 Ebey Waterfront Trail offers visitors a front seat to both nature and history. Beginning at Ebey Waterfront Park, the wide, blacktop trail stretches nearly two miles along Ebey Slough before...
WA 1.8 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
Guemes Channel Trail will link downtown Anacortes, the Tommy Thompson Trail, and the San Juan Ferry. Both trails offer shoreline routes along old rail corridors. The Guemes Channel Trail is...
WA 1.2 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The Hertz Trail (also known as the North Lake Whatcom Trail) follows the eastern shoreline of Washington's fourth largest freshwater lake. The relatively flat, fine-gravel pathway traces the former...
WA 3.1 mi Gravel
Spectacular views across Bellingham Bay to the San Juan Islands and beyond reward visitors of this Interurban Trail. All they have to do is find a clearing along the wooded path that runs a fairly...
WA 6.7 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
Closure Notice: Beginning September, 2020, the Interurban Trail will experience intermittent closures between 2020-2022 to make room for Lynwood Light Rail construction project. These closures will...
WA 24 mi Asphalt
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
The Kulshan Creek Trail links Mount Vernon's downtown area with commercial and residential areas. Use the trail to access schools, parks, natural areas and community gardens. The Kulshan Trail runs...
WA 2.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Larrabee Trail in the Fairhaven suburb of Bellingham runs for 1 easy mile over rolling terrain. The trail meanders along Lower Padden Creek from the Port of Bellingham Marine Park by the water...
WA 1 mi Crushed Stone
The Lowell Riverfront Trail is a multi-use trail located within Rotary Park. The paved trail travels from the park entrance to the north end following the Snohomish River. You can encounter numerous...
WA 1.75 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel
Accordion
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 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
The section of the Olympic Discovery Trail sandwiched between Sequim Bay and the Elwha River is considered the trail system's crown jewel. Bounded by a sparkling tidal estuary in the east and a...
WA 35.3 mi Asphalt
The Port Townsend waterfront marks the eastern endpoint of the Olympic Discovery Trail, which will one day stretch 126 miles from Puget Sound to the Pacific Ocean. This section of trail is named in...
WA 7.3 mi Crushed Stone
The Padilla Bay Shore Trail offers a gravel route of just over 2 miles atop a dike along the Padilla Bay in Northwest Washington. Adventurers will enjoy the scenic natural setting only about 70 miles...
WA 2.2 mi Gravel
Jogging, rollerblading, walking dogs, pushing strollers and riding bikes are some of the ways that residents of Blaine take advantage of the Peace Portal Community Trail. At 10-feet wide, the trail...
WA 1.1 mi Asphalt
The Pigeon Creek Trail runs along an operating port terminal and users of the trail are are protected from the secured industrial terminal by a fence, which runs along side the trail. You will...
WA 0.9 mi Asphalt
The Railroad Trail through east Bellingham runs for more than 3 miles between the city's Bloedel Donovan Park and Memorial Park, providing an off-road alternative to the cross-town route of Alabama...
WA 3.5 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
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 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 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
The Semiahmoo Parkway Trail blends the beauty of the Pacific Northwest's famous landscapes in one trip. The trail begins in the wooded Semiahmoo uplands and descends to Drayton Harbor and the...
WA 3.5 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
History lures visitors to the Snohomish County Centennial Trail. Trail users are reminded of old-time river and railroad settlements in the historically preserved storefronts and homes in Snohomish...
WA 30.5 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
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 South Bay Trail is a tourist's dream and a sweet summer spot for locals. The small city of Bellingham, 20 miles from the Canadian border, lies between 10,781-foot Mount Baker and Bellingham Bay...
WA 2.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Squires Lake Trail offers a short, but scenic, route along a former railroad grade about 13 miles south of Bellingham, the largest city in Whatcom County. The surface is dirt and gravel, but the...
WA 0.4 mi Dirt, Gravel
The State Route 20 Arboreta Trail—also known as the Highway 20 Trail—was developed in the 1970s after a donation of the right-of-way to the City of Burlington by a private citizen. The trail, which is...
WA 1.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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
Though relatively short at 3.3 miles, the Tommy Thompson Trail stands tall in the ferry port of Anacortes for its notable 2,000-foot-long paved trestle spanning picturesque Fidalgo Bay. Enjoyed...
WA 3.3 mi Asphalt
Two sections of the Whitehorse Trail, which runs along a former Burlington Northern rail line, are currently open for use. The eastern end of the trail spans nearly 7 miles between Darrington and the...
WA 9.4 mi Ballast, Gravel

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Recent Trail Reviews

Padilla Bay Shore Trail

Beautiful easy walk along the water

January, 2021 by tslindee

We loved this walk! It was a flat gravel trail well maintained that wound its way along the bay. Great views and tons of bird watching.

Railroad Trail (WA)

Knee, dog, and family friendly

December, 2020 by tamara.nelson2

The trail is wide enough for three people across to walk. The surface is level and perfect for aging/overused knees. Excellent walk for visitors.

Whitehorse Trail

Awesome Hidden Jewel

December, 2020 by jamesdeanreeves

There was hardly anyone on this trail, so I'm kinda compelled to tell you it was horrible in an attempt to keep it as is and all to myself! (insert hideous laughter). But as the last poster indicated, it is a hidden treasure that is barely used. From Swede Heaven west, it is all packed gravel, and a few paved areas. East it is not maintained, but totally ride-able with a hybrid - don't need mnt-bikes. They made it sound like the trail disappeared or got impassable with "swallowed up by thick forest and dense bogs", but we quickly figured out that is on the sides - not IN the trail - duh! I see that the county has applied for permits to fix the washed out area near Arlington, so maybe that will happen next year! When it does, and if/when they gravel the section between Swede Heaven and Darrington, this will be a totally awesome trail (really, it already is!!!)

Accordion

Cascade Trail

Nice flat well-maintained gravel Trail. Beautiful scenery in the fall. Only went from Sedro-Woolley to Lyman. Plan to do the upper half from Lyman to concrete later this fall.

November, 2020 by barrywayne7

Nice flat well-maintained gravel Trail. Beautiful scenery in the fall. Only went from Sedro-Woolley to Lyman. Plan to do the upper half from Lyman to concrete later this fall.

Railroad Trail (WA)

Great way to get across town

October, 2020 by betsyhicks1

This is one of our weekly rides and we love to combine it with the South End Trail giving you a 15 mile round trip ride. Start at Bloedel Donovan Park and take the train just over the highway 5 overpass. Make a left on Lincoln and take to Kentucky. When you get to the high school, stay to the left and catch the bike path heading towards Railroad Ave. Railroad Ave will dead end at the South End Trail taking you to the square in Fairhaven.

Padilla Bay Shore Trail

Great run /walk trail

October, 2020 by laing.j

Great easy run walk trail with beautiful scenery. Good for the whole family!

Padilla Bay Shore Trail

The trail is nice for walking, biking, jogging, but not skating. It is not paved as listed here.

September, 2020 by t.trott

The trail is nice for walking, biking, jogging, but not skating. It is not paved as listed here.

Snoqualmie Valley Trail

Great ride, watch for bears

September, 2020 by gtraxler99

Started at Duvall, rode 18 miles to Tokul tunnel on Labor Day. The part from Duvall to Carnation is the least pretty, so I would start at Carnation next time. I did see one adult bear scooting across the trail just in front of me before I got to Fall City.
Trail in excellent shape, not very busy.

Kulshan Creek Trail

Combine with Skagit River Walk

September, 2020 by aliciashankland_tl

This trail begins with a few confusing blocks through an industrial part of city, but then becomes its own path through a largely shady stretch that is very pleasant. On the river, you can connect with the river walk. For a mile of so of s broad boardwalk, there are nice river views, parks, playgrounds, art, casual restaurants. The trail becomes rough gravel after passing warehouses.

Snoqualmie Valley Trail

Snoqualmie to Tokul Trestle

September, 2020 by davidlee48

Walked the section between 356th st and Tokul Trestle with the dog. The 2.4 mile walk to the trestle is easy and flat, mostly shaded, and has a couple of open spots with valley views. Around 1.7 miles in you can hear range noise from the Snoqualmie Gun Club. The Tokul Trestle is amazing and high above the river below, and we passed about half a dozen bikers, runners and hikers.

Olympic Discovery Trail - Blyn to Elwha River

Port Angeles to Sequim

September, 2020 by frankterraferma

Rode 30 miles roundtrip on this trail last week of August in gorgeous weather - cool, sunny & dry. This section fo trail is not in Olympic National Park. Traverses a variety of landscapes - city, ocean front, forest & farmland. There are many sections that are not on the original rail grade so there are some climbs and descents along with a few river crossings on original trestles. On my return, I got caught in the dark. Fortunately, I had a light!!! All in all a good ride!

Interurban Trail (North)

1st long distance run

September, 2020 by matthew.a.collette

I really enjoy this trail. I only run from Lynnwood to green lake. I guess it’ll be closing until the light rail construction is finished. Great run

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