Washington Horseback Riding Trails and Maps

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Length
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Bay to Baker Trail (Maple Falls to Glacier)

7.5 mi
State: WA
Dirt, Gravel

Cascade Trail

22.5 mi
State: WA
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Cedar River Trail (WA)

15.7 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Gravel

Centennial Trail State Park

37.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Chehalis Western Trail

21.2 mi
State: WA
Asphalt
Accordion

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Trail

0.9 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

Columbia River Dike Trail

1.3 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Cowiche Canyon Trail

3 mi
State: WA
Dirt, Gravel

Ferry County Rail Trail

25.7 mi
State: WA
Ballast, Crushed Stone

Fish Lake Trail

9 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Foothills Trail

30 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

Golden Tiger Pathway

5.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Gravel

Green River Trail

19.6 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Interurban Trail (Bellingham)

6.7 mi
State: WA
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Interurban Trail (North)

24 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Issaquah-Preston Trail

4.8 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Gravel

John Wayne Pioneer Trail

223.8 mi
State: WA
Ballast, Crushed Stone, Sand

Klickitat Trail

29.6 mi
State: WA
Dirt, Gravel

Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Trail

17 mi
State: WA
Dirt, Gravel

Olympic Discovery Trail East - Port Townsend

7.3 mi
State: WA
Crushed Stone

Preston-Snoqualmie Trail

6.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Railroad Trail (WA)

3.5 mi
State: WA
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Salmon Creek Greenway Trail

3 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Sammamish River Trail

11 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Similkameen Trail

3.5 mi
State: WA
Dirt, Gravel

Snohomish County Centennial Trail

30.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Snoqualmie Valley Trail

31.5 mi
State: WA
Ballast, Gravel

Soos Creek Trail

6 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

South Bay Trail

2.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Tolt Pipeline Trail

17.4 mi
State: WA
Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Whitehorse Trail

9.4 mi
State: WA
Ballast, Gravel

Willapa Hills Trail

56 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Grass, Gravel
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Maple Falls to Glacier segment of the Bay to Baker Trail traces the route of the former Bellingham Bay Railroad between two small Washington towns not far from the Canadian border. The trail parallels ...
WA 7.5 mi Dirt, Gravel
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 northwest ...
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 countryside. Beginning ...
WA 15.7 mi Asphalt, Gravel
Centennial Trail State Park, sometimes referred to as the Spokane River Centennial Trail, presents views of rapids and waterfalls on its 37.5-mile snaky run from the Idaho border through downtown Spokane ...
WA 37.5 mi Asphalt
The Chehalis Western Trail follows the route of a Weyerhaeuser Timber Co. railroad by the same name that carried millions of logs out of Washington forests to the coast for shipment from the 1920s to 1980s. ...
WA 21.2 mi Asphalt
The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Trail—also known as the Chelatchie Prairie Rail-with-Trail—is currently open from Battle Ground Lake State Park to a point nearly 1 mile southwest. The paved trail runs ...
WA 0.9 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 trail ...
WA 4.7 mi Gravel
Accordion
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 river ...
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 and ...
WA 130 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The Columbia River Dike Trail—also known as the Captain William Clark Park Trail and the Cottonwood Beach Trail—follows the Columbia River from Steamboat Landing Park to the border of the Steigerwald Lake ...
WA 1.3 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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 Cowiche ...
WA 3 mi Dirt, Gravel
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 25.7 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. Upon ...
WA 9 mi Asphalt
The Foothills Trail is a 30-mile collection of six unconnected segments of the old Burlington Northern Railway that served the farming, coal-mining, and logging economies near the base of Mount Rainier. The ...
WA 30 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel
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 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 and ...
WA 19.6 mi Asphalt
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 level ...
WA 6.7 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Interurban Trail between Seattle and Everett stitches together a dense residential and commercial patchwork that the original electric railway helped to grow in the early part of the 20th century. ...
WA 24 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
Spanning just shy of 224 miles, the John Wayne Pioneer Trail is one of the longest rail-trail conversions in the United States. The trail passes through remote and sparsely populated areas of Washington ...
WA 223.8 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone, Sand
Discover a rare trail adventure in the hills above the Columbia River as you traverse a remote canyon and a National Scenic Area, as well as 11 miles of nationally designated Wild and Scenic River, along ...
WA 29.6 mi Dirt, Gravel
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 stream ...
WA 17 mi Dirt, Gravel
The 35 miles of Olympic Discovery Trail sandwiched between Sequim Bay and the Elwha River are considered the trail system's crown jewel. Bounded by a sparkling tidal estuary in the east and a recently ...
WA 34.7 mi Asphalt
Sitka spruce is unique to the temperate rain forests of the coastal Pacific Northwest. Its strong, light wood was found to be particularly useful for World War I–era airplanes, so the U.S. Army built the ...
WA 19.6 mi Asphalt, Dirt
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 memory ...
WA 7.3 mi Crushed Stone
The 6.5-mile paved Preston-Snoqualmie Trail meanders through Snoqualmie Valley, with a short roadside section and crossing. It crosses a set of unpaved yet accommodating switchbacks that replace a trestle ...
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 Street. ...
WA 3.5 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
Salmon Creek Greenway Trail offers a scenic natural getaway in northern Vancouver. The paved, tree-lined trail winds along the creek and through wetlands for 3 miles, offering access to Salmon Creek Park ...
WA 3 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 Similkameen Trail follows a river by the same name that drains the high country across the border in British Columbia. The dirt and gravel rail-trail crosses a scenic high bridge to enter a dramatic ...
WA 3.5 mi Dirt, 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 and ...
WA 30.5 mi Asphalt
Note: As of June 29, 2016, the river bank construction about 5 miles south of Duval that interrupted the trail is mostly complete, but use may be interrupted during the 2016 summer as King County finishes ...
WA 31.5 mi Ballast, 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 just ...
WA 6 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 and ...
WA 2.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete, 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 trail ...
WA 17.4 mi Dirt, Gravel, Sand
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 historic ...
WA 9.4 mi Ballast, Gravel
An adventure awaits those who tackle all, or part, of the 56-mile-long Willapa Hills Trail in southwestern Washington. The former Northern Pacific Railway line rolls through remote farm and forestland ...
WA 56 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Grass, Gravel

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Recent Trail Reviews

Iron Goat Trail

A treasure worth keeping

May, 2017 by drwayken

First visit in 2010, the 100th anniversary of the disaster. Read the book, White Cascade, for the compelling human stories within the story of the railroad.
I keep going back, even when recovering from chemo, even weeks before heart surgery. I enjoy introducing friends to this beautiful Washington hike and the story. The somber, hush-compelling snowshed sets us up for the overlook. Continue on the overlook at Scenic for a picnic lunch (cleanup your trash!). Return to Wellington and savor the experience. Stop at the Windy Point Interpretive spot (Look for the red Great Northern Caboose.) A good day trip from Seattle if you leave by 8:30 a.m.

Burke-Gilman Trail

Multiple Rides During Every Visit to Seattle

May, 2017 by gjswitek

A sunny Sunday afternoon can bring traffic jams on the trail, but most of the time I use it during the week when traffic is much lighter. Have found it to be a comfortable ride with many places to stop and enjoy other activities. Would love to see the local street portion improved to make it safer, and enjoy the newest route through the university much more than the old detour. Have ridden well past Matthew's Beach and like that section of the trail the most. It is quieter and not as heavily traveled.

Snohomish County Centennial Trail

My Birthday Year Ride

May, 2017 by gjswitek

Did the entire trail in both directions plus the extra six miles to match my age of 67. It was a wonderful experience, relatively quiet even when the trail ran adjacent to roads. Loved the scenery, met some very nice people, and the discovery of Nutty's Junk Yard and Grill was worth the 20 mile ride to get there. The deep fried mushrooms and burger did a great job of replacing the calories I burned on the ride. The northbound leg was a bit slower than coming back south so I would recommend starting in Snohomish. Would definitely ride this trail again.

Accordion

Pigeon Creek Trail

nice quick run

May, 2017 by liza_pavenko

Just long enough of a trail for my 3 year old to bike and me to run alongside. Nice clean beach at the end. There is no trail access at the beginning point, only end point

Burnt Bridge Creek Trail

It's pretty good

May, 2017 by josiah.peterson

The trail is pretty large and has some other trails where it leads off of. It seems good for biking. One issue I found with the trail were the power lines that were there. However, after a certain distance those are ignored.

Cascade Trail

A bit rough

April, 2017 by pocoken

My wife and I recently rode this trail and found a little too rough for cyclo cross bikes the scenery was indeed spectacular but switched over to SR20 on the way back which was much better. The road has a nice wide shoulder and we felt safe.i would imagine that horseback riding or cross country skiing would be much better. When in Sedro Woolley you should pop in to the market store on Metcalfe street. They have a little bit of everything

Soos Creek Trail

Nice Sunday Trail

April, 2017 by zoomdude57

Convenient multi-purpose trail near Lake Meridian. Trail is maintained well and nice blend of trees and open spaces.

Fish Lake Trail

What a beautiful gem.

April, 2017 by narniawest

Found this trail while in the area for a few days and decided to give it a try. So glad I did!!!! Beautiful pavement that is wide and well maintained beckons one on to finish this 9 mile trail slightly up hill to its end point. One can only hope the good people of this city will finish this trail soon. Only downer was large cracks in the pavement between mile 5-8. A couple of them where bone jarring. Nice ride through the pines made my day. Thanks for a splendid trail experience.

East Lake Sammamish Trail

Beautiful trail along Lake Sammamish

February, 2017 by mark.whiteside

**Feb 2017 the trail is closed at the south section for maintenance This is a beautiful trail that is paved and gravel. The paved section is at the north most end and the gravel is in the south. The north end, the paved section, also has public restrooms and picnic areas under cover. The south does not. It runs along the edge of the lake and is popular with walkers as well as bicyclists.

Marymoor Connector Trail

Well maintained trail through Marymoor Park

February, 2017 by mark.whiteside

As the trail description describes, this connects the East Lake Sammamish Trail and the Sammamish River Trail. That said it is a frequent starting point for us given that it has lots of parking and restrooms. Note there is a parking fee of one dollar for day use. The trail is asphalt or concrete and is in very good condition.

Snohomish County Centennial Trail

Fantastic trail with beautiful scenery

February, 2017 by mark.whiteside

As a round-trip, this makes a beautiful metric century ride. There is parking at both ends as well as many spots along the way. The trail is wide and in great condition. While the area around Arlington runs along a busy street and through light industrial sections, most of the trail is Royal and quite scenic.

John Wayne Pioneer Trail

Rugged but great adventure

February, 2017 by johnwaynepioneertrail

We rode the whole trail from the Idaho border to Cedar Falls in 2016. It is not true that "145 miles" of the trail are closed. There are some detours due to missing trestles, a section of live rail, and short sections of private land. There are no plans to close the trail through the Yakima Training Center. The JWPT is a great way to explore Washington's geography and history through areas not seen from a car. We passed through without any disruption or trespass, and with barely any notice, although we did meet some very friendly people along the trail. We only left behind money we spent in small towns along the way, including those on the detours. For more accurate information go to www.johnwaynepioneertrail.org.

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