Best Rail Trails Pacific Northwest  by Natalie Bartley

Best Rail Trails: Pacific Northwest Guide Book

by Natalie Bartley (Falcon Guides)
Best Rail Trails Pacific Northwest  by Natalie Bartley
Best Rail Trails Pacific Northwest is the complete guide to walking, jogging, biking, and cross-country skiing more than sixty of the best rail trails in one of the most beautiful and geographically varied reaches of America. Written by a local author with expert knowledge of the region, this easy-to-use book provides mile-by-mile descriptions of the most popular rural and urban rail trails in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, plus complete listings of the region’s other rail trails—from Washington’s Burke Gilman Trail that passes above the old sand point naval base, to Idaho’s Route of the Hiawatha Trail, renowned for its tunnels.

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Trails from the "Best Rail Trails: Pacific Northwest" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 68.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 68.

Picture-perfect views of the Seattle skyline across Elliott Bay blend with the sounds of barking sea lions. The north end of the Alki Trail starts at Alki Beach, the Venice (California) of Puget Sound ...
Seattle, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.75
Portland’s beach resort town of the early 1900s sits on the northwestern tip of Oregon, where the Columbia River empties into the Pacific Ocean. Lewis and Clark’s 8,000-mile trek in search of the Nort ...
Astoria, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
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The paved Banks-Vernonia State Trail stretches through the foothills on the east side of the Oregon Coast Range, 35 miles west of Portland and 52 miles east of the coastal town of Seaside. At the nort ...
Vernonia, OR - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 21
The Ben Burr Trail is carved into a basalt rock outcropping above neighborhood homes. You’ll find interesting geological formations here. The condominium building at historic Liberty Park was once t ...
Spokane, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.1
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Running from one university town to another, this trail is a well-used urban commuter option featuring detailed interpretive signs about railroad lore and local history. Frequent benches, portable toi ...
Moscow, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
Connecting one university town to another, this trail—spanning two states—is popular with commuters and visitors. It weaves along Paradise Creek and features extensive interpretive signs detailing rai ...
Pullman, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
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Each visit to the greenbelt along the Boise River brings new discoveries about this wonderful resource that runs through the heart of Boise and through the Treasure Valley. Encounters with nature are ...
Boise, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
Seattle’s popular Burke-Gilman Trail invites you on a tour of funky Fremont, Lake Union and the ship canal, the University District, Lake Washington, and north-end neighborhoods. You’ll pass above the ...
Seattle, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 18.8
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The Cascade Trail reaches into the Cascade foothills in rural northwestern Washington. It parallels WA 20 on the flats until it climbs to a wooded hillside near Concrete. The trail crosses over twenty ...
Sedro Woolley, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 23
Beginning as a paved trail near Boeing in Renton, the Cedar River Trail heads east toward Maple Valley and Landsburg Park. The final miles of rural, wooded pathway visit the Cedar River at its most dr ...
Renton, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 17
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This peaceful trail takes you from the Woodard Bay Natural Resource Conservation Area near Puget Sound, through a commercial district near I-5 just a few miles from the state capitol building in Olymp ...
Olympia, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
This trek through the 454-acre Coal Creek Natural Area takes you northwesterly through a bit of coal-mining history on your way to spectacular Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park. It offers woodsy ...
Bellevue, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
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The remote and woodsy Colfax Trail, originally an electric interurban railway hauling passengers and later freight, currently follows the Palouse River for 3 miles. Cattle graze across the trail in a ...
Colfax, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
Cowiche Canyon Trail takes you through both geological and railroading history. Slicing through a canyon and crossing the creek repeatedly, this rail trail makes for a tour that’s both dramatic and pe ...
Yakima, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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Views of West Mountain, on the far shore of Lake Cascade, add beauty to this trail. In the winter snow blankets the area, while in the spring and early summer, snow-covered mountains add contrast to t ...
Cascade, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
Take a scenic desert tour in a canyon above the Deschutes River. Visit the Columbia Gorge, Hood River, Goldendale, and The Dalles and you’ve got an aesthetic, tasty, and interesting weekend. The can ...
Portland, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 16
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The Dry Creek Trail #194 parallels Dry Creek and passes through pockets of old-growth timber. It starts out flat and then climbs; your total elevation gain is nearly 400 feet. The end of the route is ...
Guemes, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.75
Rural in nature, this trail winds beside two small towns as it runs along the Potlatch River and amid lush vegetation. It follows the original Northern Pacific/Burlington Northern Moscow–Arrow rail li ...
Juliaetta, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.3
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The Elliott Bay Trail provides a picturesque tour of Seattle’s downtown waterfront. It connects with the Seattle Waterfront Pathway (Trail 2) for a longer stroll or ride along the waterfront through v ...
Seattle, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.45
This trail originates from the Oregon Electric ROW. It connects two parks in a rural section of Beaverton and is part of a master plan to link Beaverton’s 2,240 park acres, 90 parks, and 60 miles of t ...
Tigard, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
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