Category: Northwest Cycling

Improved Spruce Railroad Trail reopens at Lake Crescent

Part of the Olympic Discovery Trail on the Olympic Peninsula Crescent Lake and mountain view from Spruce Railroad Trail in 2019

The Spruce Railroad Trail overlooking the remote north shore of Lake Crescent is “open for business” again.

Crews finished the months-long project to pave the trail and reconstruct and reopen two old tunnels on …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/12/04/improved-spruce-railroad-trail-reopens-at-lake-crescent/

Fall colors on Cedar River Trail

Two cyclists head back toward Renton on the Cedar River Trail earlier this week

The northeastern US traditionally might have the best fall colors, but the leaves put on a show out here in the Pacific Northwest as well.

Took a ride up the Cedar River Trail on a sunny day earlier this week, and …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/11/05/fall-colors-on-cedar-river-trail/

Eastrail closures summer and fall 2020; detour available

Sign warns of trail closure

This is certainly a sign of things to come that no one wants to see — the closure of a useful rail-trail for 6 months.

It popped up in Bellevue recently along the Eastrail, that 2-year-old gravel rail-trail that runs alongside Lake Washington from Newcastle Beach Park in southern …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/06/24/eastrail-closures-summer-and-fall-2020-detour-available/

11 seconds on the Cedar River Trail

I got a chance to take my bicycle for a spin on the Cedar River Trail from Renton through Maple Valley and, as always, was moved by this view. Thought I’d share it:

Definitely better than a day at the office.

The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad built several trestles across the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/06/19/11-seconds-on-the-cedar-river-trail/

Railroad spikes repurposed as art

Have you ever been riding along a rail-trail on your bicycle and spied a rusty railroad spike left over from the old railroad days?

I have. Sometimes I’ll carry it home and add it to my collection from local trails: three different locations along the Palouse to Cascades trail, Snoqualmie Valley trail, Willapa Hills trail, …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/06/14/railroad-spikes-repurposed-as-art/

Cedar Falls Trailhead reopens on Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail

The state parks department has reopened the westernmost trailhead on the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail. The Cedar Falls Trailhead, located in the vicinity of Rattlesnake Lake near North Bend, had been closed since March to promote social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mileage sign at Cedar Falls Trailhead before the park name change. …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/06/12/cedar-falls-trailhead-reopens-on-palouse-to-cascades-state-park-trail/

Snoqualmie Tunnel on cross-state bicycle trail reopens

The Washington State Parks announced late Friday that it had reopened the Snoqualmie Tunnel on the Palouse to Casades State Park Trail, about 3 weeks later than normal.

Entering west portal of Snoqualmie Tunnel

The 2.1-mile-long tunnel is one of the highlights of the cross-state rail trail that used to be named the John Wayne …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/05/23/snoqualmie-tunnel-on-cross-state-bicycle-trail-reopens/

Regional and backcountry trails in King County reopen on Friday

County wants users to “Keep Moving”

More than 175 miles of regional trails and 215 miles of backcountry trails – many used by bicycle riders – will reopen in the Seattle area on Friday as King County announced Tuesday that parks will reopen that day.

The proclamation follows the limited reopening of Washington state managed …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/05/06/regional-and-backcountry-trails-in-king-county-reopen-on-friday/

Washington state announces reopening of some trails beginning Tuesday

Bicyclists will begin crunching the gravel again on some state park trails in Washington beginning next Tuesday after the state announced on Saturday a list of parks that will reopen..

(King County trails reopen on Friday, May 8.)

This trestle on Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail may soon begin to see bicycle traffic again …

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Washington state announces list of trails reopening Tuesday

Bicyclists can begin crunching the gravel again on some state park trails in Washington beginning next Tuesday after the state announced on Saturday its list of parks that will reopen.

This trestle on Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail may soon begin to see bicycle traffic again

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced some — but …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/05/02/washington-state-announces-reopening-of-some-trails-beginning-tuesday/