Washingtonians are blessed with an amazing asset: bike trails. Our state is home to many well-used and much loved trails. Some of these trails stretch for miles and are known to many of us regardless of where we live:
The extremely popular Burke Gilman Trail in Seattle is the cornerstone to King County’s Regional Trails System. You can read our blog post about the University of Washington’s plans to improve the portion of this trail that passes through their campus.
The iconic Spokane River Centennial Trail follows its namesake as it travels from Spokane to Post Falls, Idaho.
The Olympic Discovery Trail showcases the beauty and diversity of the Olympic Peninsula. Stretching from Port Townsend to La Push, this trail passes through Port Angeles and Olympic National Park and is in varying stages of development.
The John Wayne Trail/Iron Horse State Park begins near North Bend and crosses the Cascade Mountains at Snoqualmie Pass, then makes its way to the Columbia River. An unimproved route continues to through eastern Washington to the Idaho border.
We also have some lesser known trails which are just as varied and treasured. Among them are:
Klickitat Trail in Klickitat County
Foothills Trail in Pierce County
Coal Mines Trail in Cle Elum
Apple Capital Loop Trail in Wenatchee
Bill Chipman Palouse Trail in Pullman
Burnt Bridge Creek Trail in Vancouver
Sacagawea Heritage Trail in Tri-Cities
Now we want to hear from you, the trail user. We want you to tell us about your favorite bike trail in Washington. If you’re like me and you enjoy many trails, it may be difficult to narrow it down to a single trail. But please do so and take our survey! We’ll report back to you in a future blog post and share your picks.