Chehalis Western Trail

Olympia, Washington

Elevation Gain197ft
Trailhead Elevation203ft
Elevation Min/Max58/203ft
Elevation Start/End203/203ft

Chehalis Western Trail

Chehalis Western Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Olympia, Washington. It is 5.9 miles long and begins at 203 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 197 feet. The 26th Avenue Trailhead and South Bay Road Trailhead information guideposts can be seen along the trail. There are also parking and a water along the trail. The trail ends near the Martin Way information guidepost.

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Best Rail Trails: Pacific Northwest (Falcon Guides)
Natalie Bartley
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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 Olympia, then on to Chambers Lake Trailhead. Travel beside homes, farms, and ponds in the north and near stores and eateries in the south, culminating near the water at Chambers Lake. There’s a separate path for horses along portions of the trail, sometimes through the woods. Enjoy the sounds of birds, ducks, and cows on this delightful trail smartly designed for all users."

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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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