[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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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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/08/bridge-completion-closes-gap-on-chehalis-western-trail-in-lacey/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/12/29/fallen-tree-knocks-down-foothills-trail-bridge-complicates-connection-plans/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/26/gaining-access-to-orphaned-section-of-foothills-trail-in-pierce-county/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/25/biking-out-preston-snoqualmie-trail-for-some-late-season-color/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/03/another-cross-state-rail-trail-in-missouris-future/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/02/bicycling-detours-on-rail-trail-near-chehalis-to-continue-at-least-another-year/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/08/18/more-off-road-trail-routes-completed-for-spokanes-centennial-trail/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/16/happy-100th-to-the-snoqualmie-tunnel/