Washington Cross Country Skiing Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
Type

Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail

22 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Concrete

Bill Chipman Palouse Trail

7.1 mi
State: ID, WA
Asphalt

Burnt Bridge Creek Trail

7.7 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Concrete

Cascade Trail

22.5 mi
State: WA
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Cedar River Trail (WA)

15.7 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Gravel

City of Snoqualmie Centennial Trail

0.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Coal Mines Trail

4.7 mi
State: WA
Gravel

Colfax Trail

3 mi
State: WA
Dirt

Columbia Plateau Trail State Park

130 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Cowiche Canyon Trail

3 mi
State: WA
Dirt, Gravel

East Lake Sammamish Trail

11 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Ferry County Rail Trail

25 mi
State: WA
Ballast, Crushed Stone

Fish Lake Trail

9 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Golden Tiger Pathway

5.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, 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

Green River Trail

19.6 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Green-to-Cedar Rivers Trail

3.75 mi
State: WA
Gravel

Greenbelt Trail

7 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Concrete

I-205 Multi-Use Path

18.5 mi
State: OR, WA
Asphalt

Issaquah-Preston Trail

4.8 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Gravel
Accordion

Keene Road Trail

6 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Klickitat Trail

29.6 mi
State: WA
Dirt, Gravel

Lower Yakima Valley Pathway

14 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Trail

17 mi
State: WA
Dirt, Gravel

Necklace Valley Trail

7.5 mi
State: WA
Dirt

Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail

223.8 mi
State: WA
Ballast, Crushed Stone, Sand

Preston-Snoqualmie Trail

6.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Railroad Trail (WA)

3.5 mi
State: WA
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Snohomish County Centennial Trail

30.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Snoqualmie Valley Trail

31.5 mi
State: WA
Gravel

Soos Creek Trail

6 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Wallace Falls Railway Trail

3.7 mi
State: WA
Dirt

Whitehorse Trail

9.4 mi
State: WA
Ballast, Gravel

Willapa Hills State Park Trail

56 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Grass, Gravel

Yakima Greenway

22.9 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Yelm-Tenino Trail

14 mi
State: WA
Asphalt
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 Bill Chipman Palouse Trail stretches 7.1 miles through the rolling wheat fields of the Palouse region, offering a convenient, paved connection between Washington State University and the...
ID, WA 7.1 mi Asphalt
The scenic Burnt Bridge Creek Trail meanders through Vancouver, Washington, along the creek from Stewart Glen on the shores of Vancouver Lake to Meadowbrook Marsh. Along the way, the trail passes...
WA 7.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
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
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 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
The Colfax Trail follows an abandoned rail corridor, which snakes along the river northwest of the town of Colfax. Along the way you'll likely see wildlife in the surrounding Palouse hills and the...
WA 3 mi Dirt
As of late 2011 the Columbia Plateau Trail State Park has developed 38 miles in two segments between Fish Lake near Cheney and Martin Road near Sprague, and between Ice Harbor Dam near the Tri-Cities...
WA 130 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
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: 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
The Ferry County Rail Trail runs between the communities of Republic and Danville near the Canadian border in northeast Washington. It follows the former corridor of the Great Northern Railway. The...
WA 25 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone
The Fish Lake Trail leaves West Spokane and runs south through open forest to reach Queen Lucas Lake, which is 1.5 miles north of the trail's ultimate planned destination, Fish Lake Regional Park....
WA 9 mi Asphalt
The Golden Tiger Pathway offers a 5.5-mile route in the community of Republic in northeast Washington. In addition to walking and biking, it's open to motorized ATV use. The Great Northern Railroad...
WA 5.5 mi Asphalt, Gravel
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
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
The Greenbelt Trail is one of two trails connected by two bridges on two rivers in two states. The Greenbelt Trail runs up the Snake River between the cities of Clarkston and Asotin in Washington....
WA 7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The I-205 Multi-Use Path spans 18.5 miles through five cities and 15 neighborhoods along Interstate 205 and the TriMet MAX Green Line light rail service. In addition, it joins with the 21.5-mile...
OR, WA 18.5 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
Accordion
The Keene Road Trail is a 12-foot-wide asphalt path occupying the old Union Pacific right-of-way adjacent to Keene Road. The trail runs between Bellerive Drive and S. Highlands Boulevard.
WA 6 mi Asphalt
Discover a rare trail adventure in the hills of southern Washington as you traverse a remote canyon and a National Scenic Area, as well as 11 miles of nationally designated Wild and Scenic River,...
WA 29.6 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Lower Yakima Valley Pathway offers trail users the opportunity to experience great wines (produced from grapes grown in the area's rich volcanic-ash soil), interesting shops, and local hospitality...
WA 14 mi Asphalt
The Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Trail is open to hikers and horseback riders. The trail can be difficult to navigate in places, since other trails link with it (some unmaintained). There are a few...
WA 17 mi Dirt, Gravel
From Mt. Baker-Snoqualamie National Forest: The first 1.5 miles of the trail follows an old railroad grade, then enters Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Once crossing the river at milepost 5.0, the trail...
WA 7.5 mi 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
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 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
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
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
The Spokane River Centennial State Park Trail presents views of rapids and waterfalls on its 37.5-mile snaky run from the Idaho border through downtown Spokane to the rocky canyons west of town. As...
WA 37.5 mi Asphalt
Located in the Cascade foothills near the town of Gold Bar, the Wallace Falls Railway Trail (Railroad Grade) climbs 2.5 miles to meet a separate, 1.5-mile riverside ascent to Wallace Falls. The...
WA 3.7 mi Dirt
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
Closure Notice: A portion of the trail between Adna and Chehalis will be closed starting at the end of April 2021 for approximately one year, due to construction work to install a trail overpass above...
WA 56 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Grass, Gravel
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 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

Grandview Trail

Wonderful

April, 2021 by cindracee

We came here with 4 grandchildren, daughter and her husband and my husband and I. It was nicely paved, mostly flat and beautiful view. Benches for needed stops, which I need for my bad knee, were wonderful. We parked at the golf course and ended at the play ground. All ages and pets were happy!

Columbia Plateau Trail State Park

A gem in the making

April, 2021 by wiildrose

I am very sad to see that there is very little work being done on this trail. It will be ENORMOUSLY popular if it is ever finished! Right now the surface is horrible to ride, except on the very ends. With the popularity of rails to trails, I guarantee that this would be a much-loved and used trail if it was improved. The paved sections are great, and the trailheads are, too. There has been work on this trail, with the restrooms and paving. Let's hope the improvements continue! I would love to ride it end to end someday.

Whitehorse Trail

Great trail, horrible gravel

April, 2021 by mgkeller28

This old railroad bed goes from Arlington to Darrington. The section that connects to the centennial trail is not open, you have to find a trailhead off of highway 530. This trail has everything going for it, beauty, scenic, 2% max grade, wonderful, wide trail. BUT..the wrong gravel was placed as the surface. The gravel won’t pack and leaves a loose, squirrelly surface that is relatively unpleasant to ride on and is so loud you cannot talk to person next to you. It’s too bad, great trail ruined by the gravel topping. The only good thung about the gravel is you won’t find any other cyclists on it... We rode it with our gravel bikes, 3m tires.

Accordion

Columbia Plateau Trail State Park

Gravel can be loose

April, 2021 by osborne.drumm

We started at Fish Lake Trailhead on a beautiful day. The trail was scenic and started out more sheltered from wind and shaded than I expected, both good. After about 4 miles, the asphalt ended and the gravel surface began. My fellow rider and I both had hybrid bicycles, and are used to road riding. After about 4 miles of riding the gravel road, we turned around early as the gravel was deep enough that we were worried about spills constantly. Perhaps this works for people who are used to riding on gravel or have more aggressive mountain bicycles.

Foothills Trail

Paved...start in Orting...going up hill to Buckley...went into town and had burgers at wally's. Trail can be busy.

April, 2021 by mm6marion

Paved...start in Orting...going up hill to Buckley...went into town and had burgers at wally's. Trail can be busy.

Richland Riverfront Trail

Beautiful Waterfront Ride

April, 2021 by lazyjranchca

Nice ride on mostly asphalt! It has a nice park that runs along this trail for stopping and resting! Benches, water fountains and adult swings are available along the route! There is a lot to avoid on this trail, dogs, joggers, walkers, other bikers and occasionally a goose, duck or swan! Bathrooms are available at the park!

Keene Road Trail

Short and Sweet

April, 2021 by lazyjranchca

My daughter lives at the trailhead of this trail and while visiting I ride it daily! It is nice blacktop with a few traffic lights to get through! The number of birds to see is really nice with a estuary along the trail! Due to this being a neighborhood type trail there are lots of families riding and people walking dogs! It also has lots of places to shop, eat and rest on benches with water fountains! Nice easy ride!

Eastside Rail Corridor Trail

no bikes

April, 2021 by xtgfkdntc6

You can’t ride your bike but there’s a really nice playground for the kids

Bear Creek Trail (WA)

Pleasant walk

March, 2021 by gbalt

Walk near the restored mouth of Bear Creek. Wide paved path along a business park. This used to be a golf course. Freeway traffic across the creek. You can make it a loop by walking the rails-to-trails branch thru downtown Redmond. But they are building a light rail station there in 2021.

Great American Rail-Trail

best trail ever

March, 2021 by tpassarelli_tl

wonderful trip across America

I-205 Multi-Use Path

I205 bike path

March, 2021 by franknsun86

Lots of garbage and campsites. Some sections are blocked with tents.
Neighborhood greenways are better.

Discovery Trail

Great trail!

March, 2021 by aladan3

Did this as a couple (mid 60s) in mid-March. The weather was cool (upper 40s) but with lots of sunshine. Pretty chilly in the forested section but comfortable in the sun. Trail is well marked, well maintained and relatively easy. The section from Beard's Hollow up to the lighthouse could be challenging - however, we have electric assist bikes so it proved to be no problem even going up the hill. Don't let it intimidate you - just shift to a low gear and go slow. It's worth the climb! Great views of the lighthouse and the ocean below. Highly recommend this trip.

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