Category Archive: Bike trails

Paving gets underway on East Lake Sammamish Trail; bicycling still 6 months away

East Lake Sammamish Trail north segment paving; King County photo

Even though it seems like monsoon season in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve had enough dry days for workers to finish some paving on the “north Sammamish segment” of the East Lake Sammamish Trail earlier this week.

King County Parks posted this photo of fresh asphalt on Facebook on Wednesday, but don’t plan to roll down there on your bicycle anytime soon …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/30/paving-gets-underway-on-east-lake-sammamish-trail-bicycling-still-6-months-away/

Gaining access to orphaned section of Foothills Trail in Pierce County

View from "trail to nowhere" bridge on Foothills Trail

It could be called “The Bike Trail to Nowhere.”

A 1.3-mile section of Pierce County’s scenic Foothills National Recreation Trail is paved, bridged and waiting for cyclists, hikers and horse riders. There’s just one hitch — there’s no good way to get to it.

Access from the trail in South Prairie in the west is blocked by private …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/26/gaining-access-to-orphaned-section-of-foothills-trail-in-pierce-county/

Biking out Preston-Snoqualmie Trail for some late season color

A cyclist heads down Preston-Snoqualmie Trail

With a break in the rain, I rode my bike out the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail on Friday to enjoy the fall colors.

Unfortunately, I discovered that my timing was a little off. Many of the trees were already bare and their moss-covered limbs exposed for all to see.

Although the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail is paved, the wet leaves …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/25/biking-out-preston-snoqualmie-trail-for-some-late-season-color/

Another cross-state rail-trail in Missouri’s future

Rock Island Railroad corridor, from MoBikeFed

Bicyclists in many states don’t even have one cross-state rail-trail to ride. Those in Missouri, already home to the popular 237-mile-long Katy Trail, could be getting another.

The owners of the old Rock Island Railroad announced plans to railbank the 145-mile-long railroad right-of-way, marking the first step toward turning the east-west corridor into a rail-trail.

The tracks run …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/03/another-cross-state-rail-trail-in-missouris-future/

Bicycling detours on rail-trail near Chehalis to continue at least another year

Many old railroad bridges cross the Willapa Hills Trail.

Two sections of a southwestern Washington rail-trail that suffered bridge wash-outs in 2007 will remain closed for at least another year.

The two bridge replacement projects on the 56-mile-long Willapa Hills Trail were scheduled for completion this fall. Although work had started at the two sites in Lewis County, the contracts will have to be bid …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/02/bicycling-detours-on-rail-trail-near-chehalis-to-continue-at-least-another-year/

New Sumner bike trail helps close the gap between Interurban (South) and Foothills Trails

A small bridge crosses the White River on the Sumner Link Trail

A paved bicycle trail that the city of Sumner built along the scenic White River has gone a long way toward connecting two great rail-trails — the Interurban (South) Trail in King County and the Foothills Trail in Pierce County.

The last section of the Sumner Link Trail completed this spring closed a gap in …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/09/17/new-sumner-bike-trail-helps-close-the-gap-between-interurban-south-and-foothills-trails/

New path for bicycling on Olympic Discovery Trail

Olympic Discovery Trail near Camp Creek Trailhead

So what does 5 miles of freshly paved rail-trail look like? Head out to the Olympic Peninsula with your bicycle and take a look.

The newest section of the constantly expanding Olympic Discovery Trail that’s open to the public runs between Camp Creek Trailhead on Cooper Ranch Road and a forest service road that crosses …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/08/25/new-path-for-bicycling-on-olympic-discovery-trail/

More off-road trail routes completed for Spokane’s Centennial Trail

Spokesman-Review map

Slowly but surely, the Centennial Trail through Spokane is closing its gaps as it celebrates its 25-year anniversary.

Built along off-road paths and on-road shoulders between 1989 and 1991, the trail rolls for more than 37 miles along the Spokane River between the Idaho border, through the old world’s fair site downtown, and out to the rocky …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/08/18/more-off-road-trail-routes-completed-for-spokanes-centennial-trail/

Cycle track opens to connect rail-trails in eastern King County

High Point Way cycletrack

King County has completed installing a cycle track to connect the gap between two eastside Seattle rail-trails — the Issaquah-Preston Trail and Preston-Snoqualmie Trail.

The cycle track, which is the first I can recall in unincorporated King County, runs for 0.7 mile along south side of SE High Point  Way. It’s a two directional cycle …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/08/07/cycle-track-opens-to-connect-rail-trails-in-eastern-king-county/

Happy 100th to the Snoqualmie Tunnel

Snoqualmie Tunnel 1912 - 1914

When I went overnight bike-camping on the John Wayne Pioneer Trail last week, I paid particular attention to the inscription above the west portal of the 2.3-mile long Snoqualmie Tunnel.

“Snoqualmie Tunnel — 1912 – 1914″

Looks like there’s a centennial anniversary coming up.

The unlit tunnel is at the high point of the rail-trail that runs …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/16/happy-100th-to-the-snoqualmie-tunnel/

Older posts «