Tag: rails to trails
The western and eastern segments of the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail — Washington state’s longest trail at about 230 miles — officially will be joined on April 8 with the dedication of the refurbished Beverly Bridge across the Columbia River.
Newly refurbished Beverly Bridge on Palouse Cascades Trail across the Columbia River.
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2022/03/23/east-meets-west-as-beverly-bridge-across-the-columbia-river-opens-for-bicyclists-on-april-8/
The long wait is over. Bicyclists can now take the paved Foothills Trail from the East Puyallup trailhead, through Orting and South Prairie, and into Buckley — a distance of 21 miles. (more)
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/04/05/pierce-countys-foothills-trail-open-for-bicycling-from-east-puyallup-to-buckley/
The goal of connecting Port Townsend with the rest of the Olympic Discovery Trail got a major boost last month when Jefferson County leaders voted to study the feasibility of possible trail routes linking the city to the rest of the trail.
The Olympic Discovery Trail is envisioned as a 126-mile-long bicycle trail along the …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/12/06/plans-moving-ahead-to-close-gap-on-olympic-peninsula-trail/
Negotiations to use a 12-mile stretch of the Eastside Rail Corridor to connect the towns of Woodinville and Snohomish by rail-trail have been put on hold.
The breakdown in the talks between Snohomish County and the Port of Seattle dashes immediate hopes of expanding a regional rail-trail network that would enable bicyclists to ride from Seattle …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/04/15/big-set-back-for-connecting-bike-trails-in-king-and-snohomish-counties/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/31/cross-kirkland-corridor-bike-trail-officially-opens-saturday/
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/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/08/25/new-path-for-bicycling-on-olympic-discovery-trail/
Many recreational cyclists are drawn to bike trails for the obvious reason — no traffic.
But bicycle trails can be much more than an alternative to riding your bicycle in the street. Some head off into the wilds where cyclists can find solace from everyday worries. Converted rail-trails often link up small towns in remote areas.
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/10/15-awesome-bike-trails-washington-state-to-washington-dc/
The 1-mile section of Whitehorse Trail washed out by the devastating Oso landslide in March will be restored with funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The rail-trail corridor rolls along the North Fork Stillaguamish River for 27 miles between Arlington and Darrington. The trail, still covered in the original railroad ballast, was damaged in …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/05/20/whitehorse-trail-washout-will-get-fema-funds/