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Explore the best rated trails in Tacoma, WA, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Sound to Olympics Trail and Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop . With more than 67 trails covering 4485 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Sound to Olympics Trail

WTF?!

February, 2024 by timothydhaworth

The most incomplete trail network ever! I kind of see the vision but it's not even 10% done. Would love information on when more segments are going to open.

Interurban Trail (North)

Great trail! Signage is pretty clear and it's a fun bike ride. I'm going to try some longer trails after this.

October, 2023 by emavinil

Great trail! Signage is pretty clear and it's a fun bike ride. I'm going to try some longer trails after this.

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.

Accordion

East Lake Sammamish Trail

ELST reopened

October, 2023 by peter.huie

King County Parks reopened the 3.6-mile trail segment under construction since 2021 to the public on October 7, 2023.

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!

Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail

Rode west from Ellensburg in September

September, 2023 by slseger

We rented a car one way to Ellensburg with two bikes. Only option was Enterprise and it worked great. Trail started close to downtown. While we had a headwind on day one it made day two easy with considerable downhill. Towns especially Cle Elum were fun to visit. Excellent camping along the trail and bathroom facilities are abundant. While we did the ride in two days, recommend slowing down a bit and doing thee days of riding. Do this ride!

Interurban Trail (South)

Pacific to Kent

September, 2023 by sara_alexandre

We tried to start the trail where it starts off Stewart Ave but found no place to park without risk of towing. So we hopped on at county line rd where there was a small parking area near a duck pond. Most the trail was pretty smooth and straight but some areas bumpy. We chose to merge onto the green river trail and ran into to some of leash dogs but had no incidents. So no bathrooms along the trail that we could see but some restaurants you could stop at if needed. Would be nice if they could link to the Sumner link trail, close but no safe bridge to ride.

Seattle Waterfront Pathway

Amazing Trail

August, 2023 by david664

All along the waterfront - I ride it twice a week - most beautiful trail in and as it completes at the North end turn left and it connects to a 2 mile trail along cruise ship terminal and Smith Cove Park or take a right along the rail yard and connect to the Gilman trail that takes you north to Gilman road protected trail that goes to Discovery park and on the way back drop down to the Ballard locks - most beautiful ride ever

Willapa Hills State Park Trail

Paved, gravel, rock, grass, rock & grass, blackberry vines.Rode about 10 miles out of South Bend, stopped, got on the paved Hwy and headed back.Had to focus to much on the trail, and couldn't enjoy the scenery.

August, 2023 by craig1953plsd

Paved, gravel, rock, grass, rock & grass, blackberry vines.Rode about 10 miles out of South Bend, stopped, got on the paved Hwy and headed back.Had to focus to much on the trail, and couldn't enjoy the scenery.

Willapa Hills State Park Trail

west end

August, 2023 by loraleecampbell

We only road for about 10 miles on the far west end. Trial was paved but turned to gravel. Needed to bring my pruners for parts due to overgrown bushes. Otherwise good rude

East Lake Sammamish Trail

Busy Trail

August, 2023 by loraleecampbell

Lots of people on a weekday. Beautiful views of lake. Many driveways to cross, use caution.

Scott Pierson Trail

Beautiful Views, No Toll

August, 2023 by loraleecampbell

Do not miss the opportunity to ride over this bridge! Absolutely breathtaking views! There was an earlier review stating there is a toll for bikes, there is no fee for bikes! We started in Gig Harbor at the Cushman trail parking lot. Road over to trail from there and over bridge. Did not do the rest of this trail as it did not have good reviews but thoroughly enjoyed the bridge and views. Although loud from traffic there is a separate path for bikes so you are very safe.

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