Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon
by Mia Barbera (The Globe Pequot Press)
© Mia Barbera/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.
This trail description is way out of date. There are now 27 miles managed by Thurston county and anothe 7 or 8 manged by State Dept of Natural Resources. All miles are paved and a very nice mix of urban and very rural settings.
If you are into Geocaching, there are many caches hidden along the trail. (see www.geocaching.com)
My son and I have enjoyed this trail for 3 years, since he was learning to bike at the age of five. Like a typical rail-trail this is extreamly flat. If you have a mountain bike you will enjoy the equestrain trail that runs to the side of this paved trail. It has a few inclines give you a change of pace.
Yes, watch for the roads that cross this trail expecially if you have kids. The roads carry little traffic but watch out to be safe!
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