Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest Guide Book

by Todd Litman & Suzanne Kort (The Globe Pequot Press)
Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest  by Todd Litman & Suzanne Kort

278pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1564407500

This book is currently out of print, but the eTrails are still available to Trails.com subscribers (see the complete list of trails in this book below). A guide to 50 rides of varying lengths and skill levels in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Included are such classics as Vancouver Parks Ramble, Yakima Wine and Fruit Challenge, and more challenging and scenic pedaling routes.

© Todd Litman and Suzanne Kort/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 49.
... Preview: This loop begins on the campus of Whitman College. It goes through the residential neighborhoods and semirural lands south of town, then descends into the lower farm- and orchard lands along the Walla ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest"
Walla Walla, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 49
... Preview: This pair of bicycle rides nourishes both the body and the soul. The Carson Hot Springs Challenge takes you along the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge to Carson Hot Springs. There you can p ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest"
Portland, OR - Road Biking - Trail Length: 48.2
... Preview: This is the return trip of the Carson Hot Springs Challenge. It is a spectacular ride, following the Historic Columbia River Scenic Highway through the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, with ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest"
Portland, OR - Road Biking - Trail Length: 51
... Preview: This trail is one of the most enjoyable of the rails-to-trails project in the Pacific Northwest. It follows the Spokane River through the city, linking parks, historical sites, and urban attractions t ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest"
Spokane, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: The Chilly Hilly ride, held the last weekend in February, is traditionally the first major event of the bicycling season for Puget Sound area cyclists. Several thousand participants brave wet and cold ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest"
Seattle, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 28
... Preview: Chuckanut Drive is a gorgeous road that winds between the Chuckanut Mountain Range and the shores of Samish Bay, south from the city of Bellingham to the Skagit Valley. Along the way riders enjoy spec ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest"
Bellingham, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 32.2
... Preview: Crater Lake is a spectacular jewel set in the volcanic caldera (cone) of Mount Mazama in south-central Oregon. The lake water is a deep blue, changing shades as the sun changes its angle in the sky. T ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest"
Klamath Falls, OR - Road Biking - Trail Length: 33
... Preview: The ride begins in the town of Orting, a farming community 20 miles southeast of Tacoma. Riders have three choices: the south route has a short, 20-mile loop to Kapowsin and a longer 50-mile ride that ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest"
Orting, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 51
... Preview: The East Loop of the Circum Whatcom County Century explores many miles of farms and forest and meanders along the base of the Cascade foothills. It includes more hills than the West Loop, but the effo ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest"
Everson, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 50.2
... Preview: Eugene is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the US and has been recognized for more than a decade as a leader in encouraging bicycle riding. This ride follows the Willamette River bicycle pat ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest"
Eugene, OR - Road Biking - Trail Length: 17.5
... Preview: This ride offers bicyclists an opportunity to explore historic communities along the lower Columbia River, the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge, and inland timber areas. The ride starts at beautiful F ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest"
Chinook, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 45
... Preview: Of the many excellent bike routes in the Fraser River Valley, this one is especially recommended by members of the Van Bicycling Club. The routes features scenic rural landscapes with great views of ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest"
Langley, BC - Road Biking - Trail Length: 22.7
... Preview: Like other trails developed on railroad beds, the Galloping Goose has no steep inclines. The beautiful 15-mile stretch described here meanders through forests, with a scattering of small farms and occ ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest"
Victoria, BC - Road Biking - Trail Length: 31
... Preview: The Columbia River Gorge is one of the most magnificent natural features in the Pacific Northwest. The gorge, more than 1,000 feet deep, cuts through the high prairie of eastern Washington and Oregon. ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest"
Maryhill, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 70.9
... Preview: Forks, Washington is located on the isolated and beautiful Pacific coast side of the Olympia Peninsula. The region is covered by a hilly patchwork of forests and clear-cuts, evidence of the timber ind ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest"
Forks, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 18.6
... Preview: This route is suitable for a fast one-day ride or a leisurely two-day trip with an overnight stop at the resort community of Harrison Hot Springs. The Fraser River Heritage Park is a worthwhile place ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest"
Mission, BC - Road Biking - Trail Length: 86
... Preview: This route follows the Sammamish Parkway around the lake. The route is popular with families out for an afternoon of easy riding and racers taking a quick loop. Counterclockwise riding is recommended ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest"
Redmond, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 23
... Preview: The route follows some attractive low-traffic rural roads and includes a stop at Lake Tapps County Park, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim. It is slightly more difficult than the southern loop but ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest"
Orting, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 45.5
... Preview: This ride is an exhilarating ride through gorgeous Cascade Mountain valleys. The scenery alone will take your breath away, and the route includes a steady climb and a hairpin descent. Leavenworth is a ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest"
Leavenworth, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 38.5
... Preview: The rural roads of Lewis County, with light traffic and beautiful scenery, are a bicyclists paradise. Local bicyclists create endless combinations of routes, from flat and easy valley roads to challen ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest"
Chehalis, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 43.8