Tag: John Wayne Pioneer Trail

Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail is new name for John Wayne Pioneer Trail

One of the longest rail-trails in the US just underwent a name change. The Washington Parks and Recreation Commission voted on Thursday to change the name of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail to the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail. The new name reflects the trail’s geographical stretch across Washington state from the rolling Palouse …

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Commission votes Thursday on new name for John Wayne Pioneer Trail

Happy trails, Duke. It looks like the state of Washington Parks Commission is about to give a new identity to the John Wayne Pioneer Trail. The staff for the state Parks and Recreation Commission has been searching for a new name for the semi cross-state trail for months. It sought suggestions from the public and …

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Choosing a name for John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Iron Horse State Park

Is it time to rename the popular bicycle touring trail that crosses most of the state of Washington from Rattlesnake Lake to the Idaho border? The state says its considering changing the name of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail that runs through Iron Horse State Park and is asking the public to weigh in. The John …

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Section of John Wayne Pioneer Trail closed in Eastern Washington

The state Department of Natural Resources last week closed a section of the cross-state John Wayne Pioneer Trail in eastern Washington for an indefinite period between Beverly and Lind. In a press release on Friday, the DNR said it closed this segment of the trail due to a lack of funding to perform maintenance. Although …

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It’s now time to save the John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Washington state

Eastern Washington Republican legislators once again are throwing a monkey wrench into the state park’s department plans to improve the eastern half of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail between the Columbia River and Idaho border. The rail-trail stretches from North Bend to the Idaho border, and at 285 miles is one of the longest in the nation. …

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Missouri’s Katy Trail becomes nation’s longest; Washington’s John Wayne Pioneer Trail falls to No. 2

A simple name change for a 47.5-mile trail in Missouri means the Katy Trail is now the longest rail-trail in the US. Washington’s John Wayne Pioneer Trail, which had been No. 1 for  several years, dropped to second place. The identity change happened last Saturday as Missouri Gov. Ray Nixon dedicated a new trail running east …

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John Wayne Pioneer Trail closed through training base this summer

If you’re planning to ride a bicycle tour the length of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail this summer, you better wrap it up before Aug. 22. That’s when the trail through the Army’s Yakima Training Center will be closed due to construction. The dates are Aug. 22 through Oct. 1. The rail-trail runs through the training center …

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“We’re winning” efforts to save the John Wayne Pioneer Trail

Most people who attended the state parks department’s planning meeting in Preston earlier this week for the John Wayne Pioneer Trail couldn’t help but come away with a feeling that things are bound to get better for the eastern section of the cross-state rail-trail. “We’re winning,” trail advocate Ted Blaszak told me after the meeting on Tuesday. “We’re saving …

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Support John Wayne Pioneer Trail at meetings in May

Do you support upgrading the John Wayne Pioneer Trail in eastern Washington so it can live up to its potential as a cross-state off-road route for bicycle travel? A fight to fund improvements and improve access to the rail-trail east of the Columbia River has been waged by eastern Washington trail advocates for months. Those …

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Two public hearings for future of John Wayne Pioneer Trail

The issue of preserving and upgrading the 253-mile-long John Wayne Pioneer Trail must be rising on the radar screen of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. After years of neglect, the abandoned railroad corridor in eastern Washington will be the subject of two public hearings in March. Here are the details as released by …

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