Yelm-Tenino Trail

Yelm, Washington

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Just a few years ago, Olympia-area cyclists were offered the choice of roads or more roads for their touring pleasure. Not that there’s anything wrong with that—the country lanes around our capitol city are as inviting and uncrowded as you’re likely to find within an hour or so of Seattle. But then the upside-down T was created. The bottom half of the grand off-road route through Thurston County is the Yelm-Tenino Trail, which traverses the eastern half of the county and runs through three small towns: Yelm, Rainier, and Tenino. It’s an eminently useful and very pleasant amenity.
Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans

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Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans

by Bill Thorness (The Mountaineers Books)

Just a few years ago, Olympia-area cyclists were offered the choice of roads or more roads for their touring pleasure. Not that there’s anything wrong with that—the country lanes around our capitol city are as inviting and uncrowded as you’re likely to find within an hour or so of Seattle. But then the upside-down T was created.

The bottom half of the grand off-road route through Thurston County is the Yelm-Tenino Trail, which traverses the eastern half of the county and runs through three small towns: Yelm, Rainier, and Tenino. It’s an eminently useful and very pleasant amenity.

© 2014 Bill Thorness/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Yelm
Distance: 27.3
Elevation Gain: 527 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Riding Time: 3.5 hours
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Topo Map: Yelm-Tenino Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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6/1/2009

Beautiful trail with sun, shade, trees, rivers, beavers, deer, great scenery. Easy for beginning riders since it is an old railroad trail with minimal grade. I'm new to biking since April but have progressed to 30 mile day rides and passed 500 miles riden.

9/12/2008

great trail for biking...fairly flat, open, crossed roads occasionally but very little traffic...only saw a few other people, mostly near either end of the trail...will definately do again.

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