Chehalis Trail Raymond to South Bend Riverfront Trail

South Bend, Washington

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South Bend and Raymond, Washington, aren’t on the way to anywhere (unless you’re heading to Long Beach or Astoria for some oceanfront R&R). You have to want to come here. You have to like rural “unyupppified” communities with regional pride, history, and art. You have to appreciate blue herons and outdoor sculpture. A taste for fresh oysters might come in handy, too. Surface: Asphalt. Location: between Raymond and South Bend, in Pacific County.
Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon

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Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon

by Mia Barbera (The Globe Pequot Press)

South Bend and Raymond, Washington, aren’t on the way to anywhere (unless you’re heading to Long Beach or Astoria for some oceanfront R&R). You have to want to come here. You have to like rural “unyupppified” communities with regional pride, history, and art.

You have to appreciate blue herons and outdoor sculpture. A taste for fresh oysters might come in handy, too. Surface: Asphalt. Location: between Raymond and South Bend, in Pacific County.

©  Mia Barbera/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running
Nearby City: South Bend
Distance: 3.5
Trail Type: Shuttle
Surface:
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Open year-round
Additional Use: Skating
Local Contacts: Raymond Chamber of Commerce
Topo Map: Chehalis Trail (Raymond to South Bend Riverfront Trail) Topographic Map
Guide Book: Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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5/1/2009

This paved trail follows along the river for some nice views but you're pretty much always in view of the road (hwy 101) and there's a slightly smelly fish fertilizer plant that you'll be passing. Nonetheless, it's great for a jaunt and it's well paved. The trail ends before you get into the heart of South Bend but a good road shoulder and the promise of a muffin from the bakery make it do-able for a hungry cyclist.

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