Port Townsend, WA Birding Trails and Maps

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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

Bayview Trail

2.6 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Beacon Avenue Bike Path

2.8 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

Chief Sealth Trail

4 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

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

Ebey Waterfront Trail

1.8 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

Green River Trail

19.6 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Guemes Channel Trail

1.2 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Gravel

Hertz Trail

3.1 mi
State: WA
Gravel
Accordion

I-90 Trail

8.8 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Concrete

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

Lake Boren Esplanade

0.6 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Concrete

Larrabee Trail

1 mi
State: WA
Crushed Stone

Lowell Riverfront Trail

1.75 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

Marymoor Connector Trail

1.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

North Creek Trail

7.25 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Dirt

Olympic Discovery Trail

90 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Padilla Bay Shore Trail

2.2 mi
State: WA
Gravel

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

Ship Canal Trail

1.9 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Snohomish County Centennial Trail

30.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Snoqualmie Valley Trail

31.7 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 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 2.6 mi Asphalt
A shared use path runs along the Beacon Avenue in the Beacon Hills neighborhood of southeast Seattle. The path sits in the street's wide median and intersects with the Chief Sealth Trail around Dawson...
WA 2.8 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
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
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
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
Note: Segments of the East Lake Sammamish Trail will be closed for paving and upgrades from June 2021 until late 2023.  A 1.75-mile section between SE 33rd Street and the Mint Grove neighborhood...
WA 11 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Closure Notice: According to the King County website, starting Sept.1, 2020 a section of trail will close between Newcastle Beach Park and Hazelwood Lane SE. No pedestrian detour is available for this...
WA 4 mi Asphalt
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
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
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
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
Accordion
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
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 Lake Boren Esplanade is a wide, paved pathway sitting on the west side of Coal Creek Parkway. The esplanade begins at Lake Boren Park and then parallels the road, offering glimpses of the lake...
WA 0.6 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
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 Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) will one day stretch 138 miles from Puget Sound to the Pacific Ocean. Traversing ancestral lands of the Coast Salish and S’Klallam People, the trail is an ideal way...
WA 90 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt
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
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
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 31.7 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

Cross Kirkland Corridor

The path surface is packed and hard . My friend finished this trail on a trek FX 2015 bike with no issues

July, 2021 by mehhossein_tl

The path surface is packed and hard . My friend finished this trail on a trek FX 2015 bike with no issues

Lake Boren Esplanade

smooth & flat~

July, 2021 by tranguyennn

Great trail for skateboarding. It’s mainly flat, so great for coasting. There’s a few crosswalks that you have to stop for, so be aware and cautious. You can also walk down to Lake Boren Park. Even tho it’s next to a busy street, I feel pretty safe on it.

Whitehorse Trail

ATVs, Dirt Bikes on Trail

July, 2021 by saskia.ilcisin

Started in Darrington- made it about 2 1/2 miles West, trail is closed after that point due to a landslide. Trail itself was nice enough, many biting insects despite bug spray, but ran into 3 quads/ATVs and 2 motorized dirt bikes- I’m not sure how they got around/through the large concrete blockades, but it was frustrating to encounter on a trail that they supposedly aren’t allowed on (I was there with horses). Happy to run into cyclists and hikers, less so motorized vehicles.

Accordion

Cross Kirkland Corridor

nice and easy trail

June, 2021 by vishrutshah

Easy bike trail - the part between google building and Bellevue has beautiful views

Ebey Waterfront Trail

bird watching and sea lions ¿

June, 2021 by wo.nellie

It was a little stinky but the beautiful sights were gorgeous. Not too busy. Easy to get to and cool temperatures with water on both sides of the walkway. Flat paved roads. Nice Sunday stroll

Coal Creek Trail (WA)

Stunning

June, 2021 by akagirlfriend_tl

You won’t want to miss this one!

North Creek Trail

Good for walks, not for biking

June, 2021 by dongarber_tl

Lovely, mostly shaded and tranquil asphalt trail winds behind condos and neighborhoods. Many tight 90 degree turns and short visibility rules this trail out if you’re looking for a workout type trail to bike on.

Sammamish River Trail

Beautiful trail but crowded. This is not a bike trail for speed work. Kids, dogs, roller bladders, runners. Multi use trail.20 years ago it was empty but not so now.

June, 2021 by phileom

Beautiful trail but crowded. This is not a bike trail for speed work. Kids, dogs, roller bladders, runners. Multi use trail.20 years ago it was empty but not so now.

Sammamish River Trail

Beautiful!

May, 2021 by leticiablacker

A relaxing beautiful ride. The trail was relatively empty on Thursday in May. Didn’t have to be worried about others on the road. Planning to return in August.

Alki Trail

Lovely waterfront view

May, 2021 by leticiablacker

Very pleasant ride. On warm days has a combination of skate boarders, joggers and families walking. The rode is divided for wheeled vs pedestrians in certain places.

East Lake Sammamish Trail

nice ride

May, 2021 by christian_calle

Flat with good views of the lake and lake homes

Bayview Trail

Great trail!

May, 2021 by lisarasmussen4u

Discovered the junction for this trail, just north of the 84th Centennial Trailhead, by half a mile. Nice rolling hills, paved, beautifully placed boulders, with lush trees and plants.

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