Best Road Biking in Washington

This list represents the most popular road biking in Washington. Use this list to plan your next Washington road biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Snohomish County Centennial Trail


This trail comes in two parts. A paved trail leaves the city of Snohomish and travels north through farmland, wetlands, and fields; at Lake Stevens the pathway turns to rough dirt and runs through rur…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Snohomish, WA - Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking - 15.75 miles BestHorseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#2. Olympic Peninsula Campgrounds


There is a lot of watching to be done on the Olympic Peninsula: storm watching, whale watching, storm watching, bird watching, storm watching. From July through September, the region is relatively dry…
From the guidebook "Camping Washington"
Hoodsport, WA - Campgrounds, Road Biking
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Chehalis Western Trail (Woodard Bay Trail)


This peaceful trail hides you from a commercial district near I–5, just a few miles from the state capitol in Olympia. It passes beside homes, then farms and ponds, finally reaching the Woodard Bay Co…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Olympia, WA - Horseback Riding, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running - 5.5 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#4. Foothills Trail


The foothills of Mount Rainier and the southern Cascades, green valleys, rivers, creeks, eagles and salmon, small happy towns, and families at play—this is the Foothills Trail. The community created t…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Buckley, WA - Birding, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running - 9 miles
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#5. Snohomish County Interurban Trail


This excursion takes you down a historic corridor in and out of view of busy I-5, whose sea of red taillights competes in autumn with the orange-gold of maple trees, a forest of deeply colored evergre…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Everett, WA - Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running - 14 miles
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#6. Cedar River Trail and Lake Wilderness Trail


Beginning as a narrow path below the streets of Renton, the Cedar River Trail ascends to street level to head east toward Maple Valley and Landsburg Park. The final miles of rural, wooded pathway visi…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Renton, WA - Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running - 17.5 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#7. Burke–Gilman Trail


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…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Seattle, WA - Fishing, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running - 14 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#8. Seattle Trail Ramble


The route offers more than 25 miles of delightful bicycling separated from motor-vehicle traffic. Along the way you'll see Seattle at its best and enjoy the beauty of the quiet countryside. It's a…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest"
Seattle, WA - Road Biking - 24 miles
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#9. Yakima Wine and Fruit Challenge


Biking the rich farmland of the lower Yakima Valley is like riding through the Garden of Eden. As far as you can see are miles of rolling hills covered with fruit trees and grapevines. You will visit…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest"
Prosser, WA - Road Biking - 87 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#10. Burke-Gilman Trail


Like a number of the region’s ?at, broad, off-road paved trails, the “B-G” was originally created as a way to move large numbers of goods. Thomas Burke, Daniel Gilman, and 10 other investors created t…
From the guidebook "Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans"
Seattle, WA - Road Biking, Walking - 24.2 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#11. Spokane River Centennial Trail


Welcome to 37 miles of paved riverfront trail in a region that receives a meager 11 inches of rain per year. The sun shines on the Spokane River, rapids rush downriver, and bridges criss-cross the wat…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Spokane, WA - Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Rail-Trails, Road Biking - 37 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#12. Yelm-Tenino Trail


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 ci…
From the guidebook "Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans"
Yelm, WA - Road Biking - 27.3 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#13. Chilly Hilly Ramble


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 - 28 miles
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#14. King County Interurban Trail


This 15-mile trail offers a study in contrasts: from the bustling Supermall with its endless shops to small- town Algona, which looks straight out of the nineteenth century; from the imposing architec…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Tukwila, WA - Horseback Riding, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running - 15 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#15. Sammamish River Trail


Suburban recreating doesn’t get much smoother than a ride on the Sammamish River Trail, the flat, buffered green ribbon that hugs that river’s east bank from Bothell to Redmond. It’s well us…
From the guidebook "Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans"
Kenmore, WA - Road Biking - 28.4 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#16. Blue Mountain Cruise


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 - 49 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#17. Daffodil Cruise


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 - 51 miles
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#18. Chuckanut Drive Cruise


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 - 32.2 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#19. Lewis County Historical Cruise


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 - 43.8 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#20. Lake Sammamish Ramble


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 - 23 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press