Tag Archive: rail-trails

Another bike trail attraction on Cedar River Trail

Bicyclists who ride out the Cedar River Trail have another place to pause, enjoy the river and learn a few things about our natural environment.

Seattle Public Utilities, in partnership with the Friends of the Cedar River Watershed, created the small trail-side park at their Van Ness Natural Area.

It’s located about 4 miles upstream from Ron …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/02/05/another-bike-trail-attraction-on-cedar-river-trail/

Cross Kirkland Corridor bike trail officially opens Saturday

The first section of rail-trail on the main stem of the old BNSF railroad corridor east of Seattle opens in Kirkland on Saturday as the city hosts a “Seahawks-style” celebration.

The official opening of the Cross Kirkland Corridor (see map) puts the city of Kirkland way ahead of its neighboring jurisdictions — King County, Bellevue, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/31/cross-kirkland-corridor-bike-trail-officially-opens-saturday/

Oregon trail makes Top 10 longest rail-trails; John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Washington leads list

A trail in Oregon is the newest addition to the list of Top 10 longest rail-trails for bicycling.

The 110-mile-long OC&E Woods State Line Trail — which follows the abandoned corridor of the Oregon, California, and Eastern Railroad — is listed at No. 10 on the Rails to Trails Conservancy’s latest listing of longest rail-trails. Most of the trail …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/15/oregon-trail-makes-top-10-list-of-longest-rail-trails/

National Park Service proposes entrance/camping fees for C&O Canal Towpath

[Update: Feb. 10, 2015 — NPS rolls back proposed fees on C&O Canal Towpath] Bicyclists using the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath, one of the most popular bike touring trails in the nation, are facing new user fees along the entire length of the 184.5-mile trail from Washington DC to Cumberland, Maryland.

Also, a $20 per night fee would …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/12/national-park-service-proposes-entrancecamping-fees-for-co-canal-towpath/

Bridge completion closes gap on Chehalis-Western Trail in Lacey

Bicyclists can ride the entire length of the 22-mile Chehalis-Western Trail in Thurston County now without mixing it up with road traffic in downtown Lacey.

The third span in the three-bridge project in Lacey was completed ahead of schedule in December.

The bridge over Pacific Avenue closed the last gap on the rail-trail that rolls from …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/08/bridge-completion-closes-gap-on-chehalis-western-trail-in-lacey/

Pierce County: Fallen tree knocks down Foothills Trail bridge; complicates connection plans

A tree that fell during that series of storms that swept through western Washington last month destroyed a bridge on an isolated portion of the Foothills Trail in Pierce County.

The bridge collapse could further complicate plans to close the gap on the so-called “Trail to Nowhere” segment, a 1.2-mile section of the paved Foothills Trail …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/12/29/fallen-tree-knocks-down-foothills-trail-bridge-complicates-connection-plans/

Gaining access to orphaned section of Foothills Trail in Pierce County

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 …

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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

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 …

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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

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 …

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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

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 …

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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/

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